If you have an air purifier in your home, you will undoubtedly enjoy the benefits offered by them. The thing is, while your air purifier is excellent at trapping airborne dust, dirt, and other allergens, you need to change the HEPA filter in it fairly regularly.
However, the question is, how often should you change your air purifier’s HEPA filter? The following answers that question and also explains the importance of regular filter replacements:
How Your Air Filters Work
As you can imagine, air purifiers that use filters differ in some respects, but the fundamental way they operate is essentially the same.
The way that all air purifiers with filters work is simple: they draw in air from the immediate area, filter it through one or more filters, and then extrude the sanitized air back into the room.
But what happens to the particles that don’t get blown out of the air purifier? The answer is, they get contained in one or a series of air filters. Over time, those air filters get clogged up with particles. When that happens, they need replacing.
Some air purifiers use activated carbon air filters, while others use true HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing) air filters. Many air purifiers contain mesh pre-filters that require cleaning rather than replacement, while others have replaceable pre-filters.
Activated carbon filters, such as those found in coconut carbon pre-filters in Hunter Pure Air purifiers, neutralize odors, smoke, and other airborne pollutants. True HEPA filters remove up to 99.7% of all airborne pollutants, including ones as small as 0.3 microns.
How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filters?
The answer will depend on a few factors, such as the air purifier models you use and where you use them.
If you have the owner’s manuals for your air purifiers, they will explain how often you should replace the air filters. However, generally speaking, at Hunter Pure Air, we recommend that you replace the air filters and pre-filters in your air purifiers every three months.
You may need to replace your air filters and pre-filters more often if you use air purifiers in particularly demanding environments. For example, if you have pets, smoke, or live or work in a dusty environment, you should consider changing your air filters and pre-filters monthly.
Hunter Pure Air offers a range of air filters designed specifically for its range of air purifiers. For example, the H-HF800-VP Replacement Air Purifier Filter Value Pack contains a HEPA filter and two pre-filters.
How Do You Change The Air Filters?
You’ll need to consult your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your air purifier models. However, it’s worth noting that all air purifiers have easy-to-access panels that you can open or slide out to reveal the air filters and pre-filters.
Hopefully, the above information will have given you some valuable insight into how your air filters work and when you should replace them.