Many people have used either an air purifier or a humidifier at some point in their lives, but most people have never used them together. This has led consumers to wonder whether or not air purifiers and humidifiers can be used together. Today, we’re here to answer that question and look at when you might want to use these two devices at the same time in your home.
First Off, Can You Even Use Them Together?
The answer to this question is an emphatic yes! Using air purifiers and humidifiers together is perfectly alright, and neither one will have an effect on the other. Air purifier filters are designed to work in wide humidity ranges, ensuring that the extra moisture in the air won’t do any filter damage. At the same time, purifiers don’t filter out moisture, meaning that your air filters won’t be working against your humidifier by drying the air out.
When Might You Want to Use an Air Purifier and a Humidifier?
Of course, you may not always need an air purifier and a humidifier running at the same time. There are, however, time when both can be useful. One of the best examples is when winter sets in. Cold air tends to be dry to begin with, and furnaces can draw even more moisture out during the heating process. As a result, a humidifier may be needed to add moisture back into the air. At the same time, an air purifier will help to reduce the effects of winter air pollution.
The two devices can also both help during allergy seasons. Air purifiers can remove pollen from the air, while a humidifier may offer symptom relief by reducing nasal irritation caused by dry air. In this circumstance, the two can actually work together, rather than addressing separate problems independently.
This year, there’s an even better reason to combine air purifiers and humidifiers. With COVID-19 still going around, it’s important to do everything possible to reduce the risk of transmission in your home. Studies have shown that the HEPA filters used in most home air purifiers are capable of capturing particles as small as viruses. Meanwhile, advanced computer models recently suggested that humidifiers could help to slow COVID-19 transmission indoors.
As you can see, there are several reasons you may want to use air purifiers and humidifiers at the same time. While it may not be necessary at all times, there’s no reason at all you can’t do it at times when your home air needs some extra moisture.
Have more questions about how air purifiers or humidifiers can help improve your indoor air quality? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to provide you with answers and help you select the right products for your home.