Dehumidifiers vs. Humidifiers: Which Do You Need?
Dehumidifiers and humidifiers function to regulate the level of humidity in the air. While a humidifier will add moisture to the surrounding air, a dehumidifier removes moisture. As the seasons change, maintaining a perfect comfort level in your home can be challenging for both dry and humid environments. Yet when your home is at the right level, you will be maximizing the machine’s potential.
On average, a good humidity level for a home is between 35 and 45 percent. Keeping the humidity level within this range ensures a comfortable and healthy environment for you and your family. It is also important to maintain this range as large amounts of moisture or excessive dryness can severely damage your home.
So, which do you need?
What is the difference?
Dehumidifiers and humidifiers are used at different times of the year, depending on the weather each season brings. Choosing the right system is vital for surviving both the humid and dry air scenarios. Here are some insights about the differences between these indoor comfort systems:
Where to Find Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Dehumidifiers and humidifiers can be found at a range of retailers, as well as online stores. Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Amazon all carry dehumidifiers and humidifiers, ranging in price anywhere from about $45 to $300. For business owners, commercial dehumidifiers and humidifiers are also available for purchase at a price range of around $1100-$1300.
Popular models of dehumidifiers include:
- MIDEA Dehumidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- hOmelabs 3,000 sq. ft. Dehumidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Vremi 35 pint Dehumidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Honeywell 70 pint Dehumidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier (Check price on Amazon)
Popular models of humidifiers include:
- Honeywell HCM350B Cool Mist Humidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Levoit Ultrasonic Humidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier (Check price on Walmart)
- Taotronics Cool Mist Humidifier (Check price on Amazon)
- Dyson AM10 Humidifier (Check price on Amazon)
We’re Here to Help
If you’re looking to improve your home’s air quality, talk with one of TemperaturePro’s experienced HVAC technicians about your needs and concerns. An indoor comfort system will help to eliminate the future need for constant maintenance by keeping you home at a safe and supportive humidity level.