If you own an air purifier in your home, it is crucial to care for and maintain it to ensure it remains in good working condition. Regularly cleaning the air purifier filter is particularly important as it helps ensure that the air in your house is always filtered clean, promoting comfort and safety for your family’s health. This article will provide simple methods for cleaning the air purifier filter at home to help keep the machine operating effectively.
1. Why must you clean the air purifier filter?
1.1. Reduces the risk of allergies and illnesses
The air purifier’s filter helps remove dust particles, bacteria, viruses and other allergens in the air. However, when the filter is clogged, toxic agents will not be filtered out of the air and can be harmful to human health, especially for people with asthma or allergies. Therefore, cleaning the air purifier filter regularly will reduce the risk of allergies and diseases.
1.2. Increase the lifespan of the machine
When the air purifier’s filter is cleaned regularly, it becomes unclogged and air can pass through more easily. This helps the machine operate more efficiently and increase its lifespan.
2. Simple way to clean air purifier filter at home
Step 1: Turn off the machine and remove the filter layers
First, you need to turn off the machine and remove the filter layers. The filter is usually located behind or under the air purifier. You need to carefully read the machine’s user manual to safely remove the filter.
Divide into 2 groups, one group can use water for cleaning as a rough filter. The remaining group uses a vacuum cleaner, brush or soft towel to clean such as activated carbon filter, HEPA filter, and machine case.
Step 2: Clean the filter
In the coarse filter membrane part, use water to clean the membrane.
Use a vacuum cleaner and bristle brush to clean the activated carbon filter and HEPA filter. Be careful not to use water to clean the filter.
Step 3: Dry the filter
After cleaning, leave the filters in a well-ventilated location to dry. Note: Do not use a dryer to dry the filter membrane.
Step 4: Clean the air purifier surface
While waiting for the filter to dry, use a wet towel or mild cleaning solution to clean the surface of the machine and sensor.
Step 5: Reinstall the filter into the machine
After the filter has been cleaned and dried, reinsert the filter into the machine in order and restart to get the air purifier working again.
3. Frequently asked questions when cleaning the air purifier filter
3.1. How often should I clean my air purifier filter?
You should clean your air purifier filter at least once a month to ensure that the machine always operates effectively. If the air in your home has a lot of dust or toxic substances, you should clean the filter more often.
3.2. What type of brush do I need to use to clean the filter?
You should use a soft brush or vacuum to clean the filter. Do not use hard brushes or objects that can tear or destroy the filter membrane.
3.3. Can I use tap water to wash the filter?
Tap water can be used to wash the filter membrane. However, if your filter is excessively clogged, you should use a special cleaning solution to clean it.
3.4. Can I use a dryer to dry the filter?
Do not use a dryer to dry the filter. You should let the filter dry naturally for a short period of time.
3.5. How often do I need to replace my air purifier filter?
The time to replace the air purifier filter depends on the type of machine and its level of use. You should check the machine’s user manual to know when to replace the filter.
Simply cleaning the air purifier filter at home is an important step to help the machine always operate effectively and protect your family’s health. You can do this easily by cleaning the filter and cleaning the surface of the air purifier. If you need to replace the filter, check your machine’s user manual for the appropriate replacement time.
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