The filter system is the main component of any purifier. Each filter element has its own service life. In this article, you will learn the following about air purifiers:
- How to turn on the air purifier for home;
- How to clean the air purifier;
- How often to replace filters.
How to use an air purifier?
You can find out how to connect an air purifier from a sales assistant in the store where you purchase the device. The instruction manual for the air purifier is included with this device.
Air purifiers, which can be purchased on our website, don’t require complicated connections. All you have to do is plug it into a power outlet or USB port.
All air purifiers are mains powered, so you need to be electrically safe.
- The technical data sheet indicates the recommended area for which the air purifier is designed. Don’t neglect this indicator for effective air purification;
- Don’t place the air purifier in the corner and blind areas (behind furniture, under the table, in the closet);
- The device purifies the air only in the room where it’s installed. The most suitable place for an air purifier is the bedroom, where the maximum number of microorganisms and dust is concentrated. Some air purifiers are not designed for use in damp rooms such as bathrooms;
- Unplug the air purifier from the mains if you don’t use it for a long time;
- Don’t block the openings on the device and don’t put foreign objects in them;
- Before first use, remove all packing materials from the filters for proper operation of the air purifier;
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and any heat effect on the device. Electrical appliances such as TV and microwave should be placed at least 1 meter away from the air purifier;
- Don’t touch the device with wet hands;
- If the device is defective, don’t repair it yourself. Contact the service center;
- The device is not intended for children and persons with disabilities, if they can’t comply with the electrical safety rules, unless supervised by other responsible persons;
- Make sure the device is unplugged before changing the UV lamp filter and other items;
- Don’t close the window while the air purifier is running, because air currents have a positive effect on the quality of air purification.
How to clean an air purifier?
During use, the air purifier gets dirty both outside and inside.
Cleaning the air purifier should not be done with gasoline, solvents and aggressive detergents; also don’t use flammable aerosols. The body of the device can be wiped with a damp soft cloth.
How to wash the air purifier inside? Remove dust from the air intakes or filter compartment with a soft cloth to ensure optimal ventilation.
Don’t forget about the timely replacement of filters, as they ensure the quality of purified air. Filters shouldn’t be used longer than the stated service life. After all, the air will not be cleaned, but will become even more polluted due to the dirt accumulated by the filter.
When to replace filters?
Doctors recommend using an air purifier 24 hours a day to maintain health. Manufacturers guarantee the operation of the device for 8 hours a day, therefore, when using the air purifier around the clock, filters must be replaced earlier than the declared service life. The service life of the filters will also be shortened if the appliance is used in rooms where oil and soot fumes accumulate.
In some models of air purifiers, a special sensor, for example can signal the need to replace or clean the filter. Self-cleaning filters are also available. Basically it is a pre-filter.
The technical data sheet or operating instructions indicate the frequency of air purification and replacement of the air purifier filter.
The pre-filter is cleaned after 6 months
The pre-filter can be washed under running water. If there is too much dirt, and if it doesn’t wash out, use a soft brush. The completely dry, cleaned filter is installed back into the air purifier. The pre-filter must be replaced when worn or damaged.
The electrostatic filter is cleaned after 4-6 months
The electrostatic filter doesn’t need to be replaced. It can be rinsed with warm water and gently wiped with a damp cloth so as not to damage the thin metal plates.
The carbon filter is replaced after 4-6 months.
The UV lamp is replaced after 6 months
HEPA filter is recommended to be replaced every year
The carbon and HEPA filters must be replaced. They are useless to blow or wash.
Some manufacturers claim that the life of the filters in their purifiers is up to 7 or 10 years! Using a dirty filter for a long time can be harmful to your health. Any filter must be replaced at least once a year.
Read the instructions carefully before using the air purifier;
Install and use the air purifier in suitable rooms with appropriate conditions;
Replace and clean filters in time for high-quality air purification.