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Haskell
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USA
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  07:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys
I'm in the market was wondering whats the difference between air purifier and Humidifier and get which one better?
For ease coughing and enhance better breathing..
thanks in advance!

Edited by - Haskell on 09/12/2018 12:30:08 AM

Geo
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Canada
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  11:54:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Air purifier contains a fan, an air filter and often an ionizer or an ozone generator (the two are different). A humidifier has an evaporator to increase the humidity of the air.

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SamSom
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Posted - 10/17/2018 :  03:33:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a hepa filter I use in the corner of my room. It's a lifetime one. I only have to clean it maybe once every 6 months.
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brenttran
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  12:26:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Air purifier is to purify the air, not increase the moisture to the air like humidifier

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sarahwelson
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Posted - 12/03/2018 :  06:23:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit sarahwelson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Air purifiers and humidifiers have distinctive capacities. Air purifiers are perfect indoor air, however, do nothing for indoor stickiness levels. They expel residue and smoke from the air, and also allergenic substances like creature dander and dust. Humidifiers include water into the air, yet don't clean it.
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Naniero
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Posted - 01/18/2019 :  12:52:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have air purifiers in every room of my house. I've tried several brands. Most larger air purifiers come with the humidifier option. When purchasing you need to consider the size of the room you want to use it, some are suitable for 10m2 and others for 25m2 etc. Also have the salesman show you how to open it up and clean it. Some are completely washable whereas others you need to buy disposable filters for. LG is the easiest to buy filters for as they always have them in stock at the Lg shop in the mall. I've found certain LG models, hitachi and sharp easy to clean. All the pieces are numbered and it's written what you wash with water and what you just brush dry. One older LG model (I gave it away) was overly complicated to clean and I had trouble closing it, it opened like a cassette player. So the best thing is to test it out in the shop. I really think they make a difference improving the air quality. My filters are always looking really dusty so I'm sure it does something.

Kevin Smith

Edited by - Naniero on 01/22/2019 01:14:03 AM
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thisjamesburton
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  07:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The air purifier makes the air cleaner that has a positive effect on your health, and the humidifier controls the humidity in the room and helps you breathe easier. Here https://homeairadvisor.com/difference-between-an-air-purifier-and-humidifier/ is a detailed article about the differences between them.
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sarahkutian
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Posted - 03/21/2019 :  06:14:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sarahkutian's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I once had the same question. But after going through Allhomex resource page. I got an idea which is best. See

There are a few telltale signs that may show you that you need an air purifier:

Your allergies are acting up.
Your home has stuffy or stale air.
You have a dust mite allergy.
You have a serious chest condition.
You snore.

You can add a humidifier to address the following symptoms you may suffer from:

Excessive sinus congestion.
Constant colds, sore throats.
Frequent nosebleeds.
Excessive snoring at night.
Dry winter skin, hair, and eyes.

Edited by - sarahkutian on 03/21/2019 06:17:53 AM
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RoccoDay
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Posted - 04/24/2019 :  05:03:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also stand with the air purifier.
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Katzjr27
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Posted - 05/09/2019 :  11:39:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a respiratory disease called bronchiectasis.
(It is a condition in which my lungs fail to remove mucus in a normal way)

I have tried a kaleidoscope of air purifiers over the years.


I will state sincerely, and, in good faith, for me, I have noticed a profound
decrease in the sequela of symptoms commensurate with my lung disease,
both in terms of less hyper-mucus secretions and, Clinically significant
less coughing with Molekule.

It is my understanding that there is a ongoing clinical investigation of implementing
these units in hospital rooms. See below for more information

From: clinicaltrials.gov

Two documents

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ProvidedDocs/97/NCT03647397/Prot_000.pdf


https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03627689
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jack_summers
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USA
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Posted - 06/18/2019 :  8:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have both, but bought them separately.
Purifier I bought for kid's room (it's Levoit with Hepa filter https://www.realsimple.com/health/preventative-health/cold-flu-allergies/best-air-purifiers-for-allergies), since my kiddo have dust allergies and he just need this to breathe easier during his bedtime. When the door is closed and the thing is running I have a feeling the air is better than in other rooms. So, would go for a purifier if you want fresher air.
Humidifier can be useful in winter, when air is quite dry. We have one from Aircare (third here http://houseweather.org/best-humidifier-for-sinus-problems/) in our bedroom and second in the living room. I don't really have sinus issues, mine are more with constantly feeling thirsty and having a dry throat, especially when exercising or waking up after sleeping. Also my skin gets dry.
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Liam659
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2019 :  12:50:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The humidifier saturates it with moisture. Purifier filters the air that enters it, in the conditions of the city we do not have clean air. If you install 2 of these devices at home, you will see a significant difference and improvement in the physical condition during the week. Do not forget about water filters and sound sleep https://www.talkaboutsleep.com/best-mattress-for-heavy-people/. You will strengthen your health and those who are with you with the help of these things!

Edited by - Liam659 on 06/19/2019 12:54:44 AM
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