Air purifier vs dehumidifier — we explain the difference and why you may need both

A woman pressing the on button on a white air purifier
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While proper ventilation is the key to tackling issues like damp and mould in our homes; air purifiers and dehumidifiers play a crucial role in enhancing the overall quality of the air we breathe every day. 

But while there is some crossover between air purifiers and dehumidifiers, the main functions of these appliances vary. 

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.