It’s natural to spend more time at home in cooler months, which is why it’s important your indoor air is of good quality.

When looking to improve your air quality, many people look into purchasing a purifier. But when they get to the store, they see an option for a humidifier. And that’s when the shopper confusion kicks in. What is the difference? Which one do I need? Which one should I BUY?

Here’s a quick list to help you decide which one is best for you.

Air purifiers

  • Have pets? These remove odors and germs that your furry friends might bring into your home. No one wants to be known as the house of “Smelly Cat.” (FRIENDS fans, you know you can appreciate that one).
  • Allergy issues? These help rid pollen, mold spores and dust mites known to cause allergies.
  • Sick often? Flu viruses and bacteria can be removed by air purifiers, meaning you’ll  likely be sick less often.
  • Bottom line- An air purifier’s purpose is to remove a variety of airborne contaminants such as allergens, mold, pet dander, dust and other particles. In return, it makes the air quality better to breathe.


  • Lower the chance of colds and sore throats. When our nasal passages are better lubricated, we’re less vulnerable to these symptoms.
  • Helps control frequent nosebleeds. Humidifiers moisture back into the air, helping lower the chance of a nosebleed.
  • Put an end to winter skin, hair, and eyes. The extra moisture in the air will not dry you out as much.
  • Bottom line- Humidifiers are predominantly effective for treating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. Additionally, they can help ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold.

If you have any questions, call us at 813-428-6086! We are happy to help you find the right option for your needs.

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