Dehumidifier Air Purifier Combo
A dehumidifier air purifier combo unit is the best
way to eliminate mildew and mold odors from your
basement, crawl space, bedroom and home. Read about
the best here.
are a few air purifier and dehumidifier options. I have not found a
unit that has both that purifies the air super well. The filters that
catch air particles are more for large particles, like dirt and pet
hair. It will not be really helpful for allergies, but will provide
some air cleaning.
I have found Frigidaire and Sunpentown dehumidifiers have air filters with them to clean the air slightly.
If the unit has a UV light, it is helpful because often times when
there is a musty smell, there is mildew or mold.
Filtering this air through the UV purifier then
kills the mold on the filter. Without the UV light,
the mold would collect on the purifier and
recirculate some of it back into the air.
I don't often recommend air purifiers with a UV
light because the lights are expensive. I do believe
in the case of potential mold in the air, it is a
good idea to have it despite the expense.
Additionally, the auto shut off is helpful, because
dehumidifiers are often in out of the way places
like basements and you do not want it over flowing
when it gets full. You also do not want to have to
remember to check on it every day or more!
combo units have lower reviews because it is hard for a company to do
both aspect of dehumidifying and purifying well. If you are really
needing a great air purifier for allergies, I'd recommend getting a
seperate unit with a HEPA filter. Then also getting a dehumidifier so
you have exactly what you need to do both the best.