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Do Humidifiers Also Purify the Air in Your Home?

There are many HVAC products on the market that can do a lot to improve indoor comfort. A humidifier, for instance, increases the humidity levels in your Shawboro, North Carolina, home. Ideal humidity levels improve your air quality and help you to breathe more easily. Apart from helping you to manage the moisture content of your indoor air, do humidifiers actually purify the air?

How Does a Humidifier Work?

During the cold periods, a humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home. The increased humidity can relieve dry skin and eyes, allergy and asthma symptoms, and sore throat, so you feel more comfortable in your home. Most humidifiers come with filters that trap allergens, dirt, dust, and other particles. This is beneficial to your overall air quality, but you will find even more relief or benefit with a whole-home humidifier instead of a smaller, portable version.

You’ll want to clean your humidifier’s filter often and change it as recommended. This is especially important if you suffer from allergies or asthma. However, while the filter can help your humidifier to improve your home’s IAQ, air purification isn’t its purpose.

What Can You Do to Increase IAQ?

A humidifier serves a valuable function in the home, but it’s not meant to keep your air clean. Instead, we can install a whole-home air purifier. It will work tirelessly to rid your home of pathogens, dirt, dust, allergens, and other irritants that can ruin your IAQ. They are far more effective and safe than their portable counterparts, and the best versions can neutralize particles as small as .30 micron.

You can also keep your home clean to improve IAQ. Dust, vacuum, and mop regularly to remove the pollutants from your floors, surfaces, and furniture.

For the best home comfort, consider a humidifier and air purifier. They perform different functions, but they can work together seamlessly for maximum home comfort. If you’re interested in improving your home’s IAQ, we’re here to help. Call Weather Makers Heating & Air Conditioning at 757-263-4869.