Keeping the air in your home free from pollutants is important, but it is also important to maintain appropriate humidity levels. An Air Purifier and Humidifier Combo is the best 2-in-1 option to both purify and humidify your home.
The purpose of an air purifier is to reduce the toxins that have the ability to enter the body, which reduces respiratory and allergy symptoms.
The purpose of a humidifier is to manage the Relative Humidity (RH) in your home in order to keep your body adequately hydrated. Maintaining a steady RH of ~60% will also help to reduce dry throat and skin.
The most efficient way to manage the humidity levels in your home while also reducing air contaminants is to use an air purifier and humidifier combo.
The Top 2 Air Purifier and Humidifier Combos
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The all-in-one Dreval air purifier and humidifier offers a great balance of clean, moisturized and healthy breathing air for your home. If you are looking for performance, this is the best option. The Dreval 950 offers exceptional power (effectively purifies large rooms up to 430 square feet) and a 7 stage purification system.
In addition to the humidifier, this purifier uses 5 types of filters to eliminate indoor air contaminants. It uses a cold catalyst filter to eliminate harmful gases, an activated carbon filter to eliminate odors, an antimicrobial filter to eliminate microorganisms and bacteria, HEPA filter to eliminate air particles, and a UV Sterilization Lamp to eliminate viruses, odors, and bacteria.
This remarkably advanced air purifier actually tells you the quality of your air in your home. With its Intelligent Odor Sensor System, the purifier determines the breathing quality of the air at any particular time and indicates the quality with a 3-Color System – Red for Poor, Orange for Normal, and Green for Excellent Air Quality.
Sharp Plasmacluster KC-850U
The sharp Plasmacluster is the second best air purifier and humidifier combo on the market. This machine will produce effective results when purifying and humidifying the air in your home. This air purifier humidifier combo features both a HEPA filter and Charcoal filter. HEPA filters will remove 99.97% of airborne particles that are at least .3 microns in size. The majority of all air contaminants (aside from VOCs that create odor) are larger than .3 microns. This means that all of the allergens, mold, bacteria, dust, and smoke in your home will be eliminated. The VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) will be absorbed by the activated carbon filter. VOCs are the main source or odor in your home. With the combination of a HEPA and Activated Carbon filter, this machine will effectively purify the air of contaminants and smells.
The Plasmacluster technology adds humidity to the air by splitting water molecules into positively and negatively charged ions which spread throughout the room. Not only does this system add moisture to the air but also effectively refreshes the air similar to the way nature cleans the environment.
The machine offers both manual and automatic operation, clean/dirty air indicator, quiet operation, energy efficiency, low maintenance/filter replacement, and a stylish design . The user also has the ability to choose among 3 fan speeds for desired cleanliness and humidity levels or the automatic setting which uses sensors to adjust power according to the room’s cleanliness and humidity.
What is the difference – Air purifier vs. Humidifier
An air purifier uses a number of different filters to capture air particles and prevent them from escaping back into the air. A humidifier releases moisture into the air through evaporation. An air washer uses water to filter the air while also providing the benefits of an humidifier through water evaporation. An air washer is a more effective humidifier than it is an air purifier, but will do an adequate job of both.
Benefits of an Air purifier
Air purifiers are machines that remove air pollutants. They are very helpful for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. They also can get rid of secondhand smoke and odors and can be used in both commercial and residential environments.
An air purifier has the ability to remove air contaminants that can be destructive to your lungs and body if inhaled. The most effective air purifiers (HEPA and Activated Carbon) will remove up to 99.97% of indoor air contaminants as well as the majority of odors in your home. An effective air purifier can eliminate allergy and respiratory issues.
Some other effective filters are UV sanitizers and Activated carbon filters. UV sanitizers zap bacteria and viruses with intense levels of UV light, while Activated Carbon filters absorb odors.
Benefits of a Humidifier
A humidifier is generally used to maintain proper moisture levels in your home. Humidifiers will sooth and reduce the effects of a cold, allergies, flu, congestion, cough, dry skin, and more. Additionally, keeping the moisture in the air in your home is not only good for your health, but is also good for your skin, hair, and nails.
Using a Humidifier help your skin stay hydrated. In the winter time when the air is colder and drier, skin cannot hold enough moisture. Thats why it is important to add humidity to the air in an environment in which you spend a lot of time.
Ideally, the humidity levels in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Buying an Air Purifier Humidifier vs. separate Air purifier and Humidifier
Buying a separate air purifier and a separate humidifier will produce the best possible results, but will cost the most money. An air purifier and humidifier combo will not be as effective as a buying a separate humidifier and air purifier, but will produce adequate results for an affordable price.