Should I get an air purifier or dehumidifier?
I am having difficulty knowing what to purchase, an air purifier or a dehumidifier; I can't afford to get both at this time.
About 2 years ago, I started experiencing almost constant stuffy nose, post nasal drip, and about 1.5 years ago, started having difficulty breathing. I've never had allergies before except for the occassional stuffy nose in the morning.
I have lived in my appt for 9 years and have not had problems prior to 2 years ago.
I've seen a couple doctors, including an allergist with little success at resolving the problem. I began to wonder if maybe the humidity in my appartment was too high, causing the breathing problem, and maybe/probably mold in the air, causing the sinus problems. I started to do research on what might be the best dehumidifier for my needs and space. In the process, I also came across air purifiers. I do have a musty odor in my appt and so wondered if that would get things out of the air and help. Then I wondered if an air purifier was just taking care of the symptoms of mold from high humidity. If my hygrometer is accurate, my humidity level currently runs between 62-70%
So I'm at a loss as to what would be best for me to purchse. Would a dehumidifier also get rid of the odor? Would a dehumidifier just take care of one problem, but the air purifier take care of the rest? I don't know how all of this stuff works, which is why I am asking.