What Is the Difference Between an Air Purifier and a Humidifier?

Air purifiers and humidifiers affect your heating and air conditioning in their own ways.

Your heating and air conditioning specialist can explain which air purifier and humidifier would work best in your home, but having basic knowledge can help you broach the subject like a pro. If you don’t already know the benefits, an experienced HVAC technician can let you know that as well. Both can impact your comfort and your energy bills in positive ways.

An Air Purifier Can Prevent Illness and Allergies

Air purifiers clean particles from the air. Depending on their design, they might filter contaminants like toxic cleaning chemical fumes and mold spores, or use special properties to neutralize them. Purifiers can be standalone or an add-on fit to your heating and cooling system.

These units improve your comfort and health by preventing the spread of toxic components, as well as removing allergens from your indoor air.

A Humidifier Can Boost Performance and Keep Symptoms at Bay

A humidifier raises the humidity of a space by adding moisture to the air. During the harsh, dry winter season, this can ease brittle hair and nails, chalky, itchy skin and irritated eyes. It can also help keep mucus membranes in your nose and lungs moist, a first deterrent against the spread of bulky virus particles.

Raising humidity, even within acceptable levels for an indoor environment, can also make a space feel warmer without turning up the thermostat. In a very real way, a humidifier can decrease your heating and cooling costs.

Find out which air purifiers and humidifiers will make the most of your heating and air conditioning. Contact our friendly team of experts at G + S Energy today.

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