Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are two of the most common household appliances used to improve indoor air comfort. However, it’s easy to get them confused. Let’s take a look at which appliance will be right for you.


Humidifiers add moisture to the air. If your home is constantly dry and you find yourself coughing all the time, you should look into a humidifier. It will moisturize the air and make it easier to breathe. Humidifiers typically consume very little energy and don’t make much noise while running. If you have a thermostat in your home, there should be a humidity reading on the main panel.


On the other hand, dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. If the humidity level of your home becomes unbearable, install a dehumidifier and regain control of the climate. There’s nothing worse than a hot, humid day where your clothing sticks to your skin. Most dehumidifiers have a number of settings so you don’t suck too much moisture from the air. In that case, you would be back to step one where you need a humidifier!

Which Is Right for Me?

The bottom line is, you need to figure out the climate of your home. It should be pretty evident whether the air is too moist or too dry. If you’ve grown accustomed to the climate, simply invite some friends over for their input. You’ll be able to decide which way to moisturize the air in no time. Once you have your appliance, position it in the largest room of your home that you frequent the most. This will allow air to spread around the home and complement your other HVAC systems.

Contact Professionals

If you need assistance with a humidifier or dehumidifier, it’s in your best interest to contact a group of professionals. At David White Services, we can provide the help you need. We’re ready to get you on the road to comfort. Our teams also specialize in heating and cooling jobs, geothermal solutions, duct cleaning and fireplace installations. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We have offices in Lancaster and Athens.

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