Many homeowners turn to air purifiers to make the air in their homes cleaner and healthier. To ensure that they continue to work effectively, regular maintenance should be observed. With proper upkeep, your air cleaning system will last longer and continue to filter pollutants and allergens out of the air in your home. Here are some tips from Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning on how to take care of your air purifier.
Keep the area clean. The first thing you have to make sure of is that the area around your air purifier stays squeaky clean. Sweep up dust bunnies and wipe away other dirt, as these will make unnecessary work for your air purifier. This will allow your air purifier to work on invisible allergens that you can’t physically see.
You should also watch out for dust buildup around the exterior grills and panels. After unplugging your air purifier, vacuum these areas or clean them with a dust cloth. There are many different types of air purifiers, so be sure to follow any specific cleaning instructions from the manufacturer.
Monitor your filters. The filters of your air purifier are important, so make sure that they stay in tip-top shape. Cleaning the filters should be a top priority, especially if there’s someone in your home who has a respiratory condition. Carrier Infinity® air purifiers have great filters that prevent particles and other contaminants from passing through them. However, if your air purifier’s filters are clogged, it may not be able to efficiently purify the air. This will cause the air purifier to overwork itself, reducing its lifespan.
As for pre-filters, you can wash or replace them, depending on the model you have. In contrast to other filters, they’re built with a looser weave, which means they only catch very large particles. On the other hand, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are designed to pull the tiniest of pollutants from the air and trap them permanently. Since HEPA filters are the most expensive filters to replace, you’ll want to keep your pre-filter clean so your HEPA filter has a longer lifespan.
If your air purifier has filter change indicator lights, always change the filters when the indicator lights tell you to do so. If you don’t have indicator lights, you can create your own filter maintenance schedule. Even though you may not always see buildup, you should still stick to your maintenance schedule just to be safe.
Think about where to place them. The best place to put your air purifier is in a sealed room with closed windows and doors to keep contaminated air from entering the room. For instance, if you open the windows during peak pollen season, your air purifier’s filters will become clogged with pollen. Additionally, clean air won’t be wasted in a closed room, as it will be prevented from escaping out the windows or into other parts of your house. You might also want to consider iWave® air purifiers for air-conditioned rooms, as they sufficiently clean the air in your living space. Keep in mind that your air purifier should have enough room for proper air intake and release.
If you have inquiries about air purifier maintenance, look no further than Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning. Call us today at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.