There are a few ways you can make sure your home air quality is clean and perfect for your family year round. Humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air purifiers all have different jobs and knowing what they are will help you decide which one is best for your home. Dry air, moisture, dust, pets and allergens can all affect the air quality in your home and make the air you and your family breathe in less than optimal.

Read on to see how a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier can help you get the best quality air for your home.


dyson-humidifierHumidifiers add moisture to the air, and here on the West Coast with our cold snowy days we’ve been having the air is so dry and my skin is suffering. Humidifiers are also great for dry noses and throats, sinus congestion, coughs and dry lips which I think a lot of us are suffering from this winter season.

One thing to be careful of with humidifiers is the overall humidity level of the room. Too much moisture can worsen respiratory problems like asthma and promote the growth of mold and mildew. This Dyson AM10 Humidifier will give you consistent humidity levels and with the Ultraviolet Cleansing technology it will kill 99.9 % of bacteria as well.

The intelligent climate control measures both the temperature of the room and the moisture in the air so you’ll be comfortable knowing the moisture level isn’t too high. Dyson has also done a great job design wise and this unit is sleek and modern and will fit into your home décor without looking out of place.


dehumidifierJust like its name suggests, the dehumidifier will remove the moisture from your air. They come in handy particularly during the summer months when the weather is humid or for humid living spaces like bathrooms or spaces that have low ventilation like small apartments or basements.

Allergy sufferers know that a humid environment can increase allergy triggers and having a dehumidifier in your living space will ensure you’re taking the right steps to lower them. This Haier 45 Pint Dehumidifier has electronic controls and a digital humidistat with a 24 hour timer. The water collection bucket will let you know it’s full with an indicator light and a beep, and its front access will make it easy to empty.

Air purifiers

dyson-pureAir purifiers are a great addition to any home. One of the main reasons to have one is to remove allergens and pollutants like pet dander, pollen and bacteria. If you have allergies or asthma, an air purifier will help keep the air in your home clean and allergy free.

This Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower Air Purifier with HEPA Filter will remove not only 99.7 % of the allergens in your home, but it also captures unpleasant odours and toxins with the activated carbon granules. During colder weather use the Dyson on lower settings to clean the air without making the room cold, and during warmer weather use the higher settings and get the bonus of a fan. One of the coolest features of the Dyson Pure is the Dyson Link app. It’s downloadable from the app store on your smart device and allows you to control the unit remotely.

We spend so many hours out of our homes at work, school, extra curricular activities and running errands where we are breathing in pollution and allergy triggers, why not make the air we breathe at home clean and allergy free if we can?

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Lindsey Reed
I am a mom of two boys who loves reading and trail runs. I am passionate about health, fitness and food and write about these topics and more on my personal blog