THE MOST BASIC OF THEM, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and air purifiers seem like relatively similar devices. All of these are boxy, sometimes expensive devices that fix your air quality problems with the help of some form of filter. However, each serves a wildly different function. Here’s a guide to their most important characteristics and tips on how to best use them.
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In winter, if you spend most of your time locked inside a heater, your skin can become extremely dry. Dry eyes, chapped lips, or worse, frequent nosebleeds are also common. One humidifier Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, adds moisture to the air in your home and can help those in pain at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. ways. Ultrasonic humidifiers use fast vibrations to push water mist into your air. Meanwhile, the evaporative humidifier heats the water until it becomes steam, then uses a fan to push the water through the filter. Both types work, although the ultrasonic one, like this Levoit Classic 300s, tends to run quieter and is removable for easier cleaning. Make sure to clean all parts of the humidifier daily and clean the tank with the vinegar solution at least once a week so that no microorganisms can grow in the standing water.