Proper use of air purifier and dehumidifier- help/advice
by Steve K
(Sheerness, Kent, UK)
A quick overview -
I live in an old 2 bed terraced house with my recent partner and 3 children. Since they moved in with me; condensation has appeared and increased dramatically leading to black mould both downstairs and in the upstairs bedrooms. Dust particles have also increased and we have all been suffering various illnesses throughout the winter months, some quite worrying with the 2 youngest boys. I have tried various preventative methods, but to no avail, so I am in a position of great concern for all of us, especially the kids. There has been a lot of speculation on the 'healthy home' in the media etc.. lately of which has heightened my awareness and concerns. I need to take some good preventative measures and have been investigating options for air purifiers and dehumidifiers, as I feel these are my best bet.
Question 1 -
Can you tell/advise me if I only need a dehumidifier or only need an air purifier or is it possible to use both at the same time? e.g. - dehumidifier downstairs living and kitchen area and perhaps air purifiers for each bedroom or perhaps there is an alternative solution you can suggest?
Question 2 -
Is there something that can do both the dehumidifying and top notch air purifying effectively and efficiently?
Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you and any advice you can provide me.