Air Quality Guide

Whether you know how dehumidifiers and humidifiers work, you should also know the basic principles of indoor humidity and indoor air quality to know how to manage them effectively.

This guide includes information about: 

Table of Contents

Air Quality and Humidity Basics

Learn about the ideal humidity levels you should maintain in your home, and how it affects the feel of a space. 

Measuring Air Quality

You should have the right tools to determine your air quality before making a purchase. Read these guides to air quality measurement devices. 

Controlling Humidity and Temperature

Dehumidifiers and humidifiers are the two main devices used to control humidity in a space. Read more about how they affect the air. How much can a dehumidifier lower humidity anyway?

If you are using a dehumidifier to deal with humidity, it really depends on several factors and whether or not you have sized your dehumidifier appropriately. 

Air Conditioners vs Dehumidifiers

Air conditioners can lower humidity, but not as well as dehumidifiers. What about air conditioning vs dehumidifiers, or combining the two? You should know when to use a dehumidifier with an air conditioner.

If you decide adding a portable air conditioner makes more sense than a dehumidifier, read about the factors to consider for finding the quietest portable air conditioner.

Air Quality and Health

Some health issues can be exacerbated by poor indoor air quality, or even air that is too dry. Allergies and asthma are two of the most common concerns when considering humidity control.