In order to have clean, healthy air in your home, you have to know how to clean your air puriﬁer and how to clean your air puriﬁer ﬁlter. Before getting started, feel free to also check out our air puriﬁer beginner's guide.
If you don't take the necessary steps to clean your system, your system won't purify air properly.
A blocked-up ﬁlter can result in smelly air, more dust, and even severe allergies. After all, the ﬁlters are what trap all of the harmful particles in the air.
Some air ﬁlters come with single-use ﬁlters, while others come with ﬁlters that you can simply wash and replace. Regardless of what kind of air puriﬁcation system you own, we'll tell you how to clean them below.
Here are the steps to take if your air puriﬁer needs cleaning.
*Note: Most ﬁlters will alert you when it's time to clean them!
Step 1: Be sure to unplug your puriﬁcation system
Before getting started, be sure to unplug your air ﬁlter.
Step 2: Use a soft brush to clean the vents
With a lot of use, your air puriﬁer likely has some buildup on the vents. You can use a damp cloth or a soft brush to clean these parts. If you remove the front grill of your air puriﬁer (which is the next step) and ﬁnd that it's extra dirty, you can feel free to wash this plastic piece with warm soap and water.
Step 3: Remove the front grill to gain access to the ﬁlter
You should always consult your owner's manual before taking apart or cleaning your HEPA air puriﬁer. To access the ﬁlter on the inside of your puriﬁer, you'll have to remove the front grill. This is usually pretty easy and can be done within seconds with no tools. (There will typically be an easy-remove tab).
Step 4: Determine if your ﬁlters are disposable or washable
If your ﬁlters are made for one-time use, you'll want to remove them and throw them away. Then, replace them with new ﬁlters.
As part of learning how to clean air puriﬁer ﬁlter, read your manual to determine the safest method to clean your ﬁlters if they're reusable.
However, in most cases, if your ﬁlters are washable and reusable, simply pop them out of your air puriﬁer and run them under hot water. You can typically also use soap to clean the ﬁbrous material in the ﬁlter. This is where all of the bacteria, dust, and odor accumulates, so be sure to scrub well before placing back the ﬁlter.
The state of your ﬁlters will also depend on the room size and the quality of air. If you run your puriﬁer in an area of your home that is particularly dirty, you will ﬁnd your ﬁlter to be darker and more full of dust. This may also require you to clean your replace your ﬁlters more often.
Step 5: Replace your ﬁlters and the grill
After cleaning your ﬁlters, place them back into your system and attach your grill back to the front of your air ﬁlter.
Step 6: Wipe down the exterior of your air puriﬁer
To ﬁnish the job, and with your machine still unplugged, use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of your air puriﬁer. And there you have it — a clean air puriﬁer!
Step 7: Buy new ﬁlters for next time
Now that you know how to clean your air puriﬁer and have done so successfully, it's time to prepare for next time! If your machine tells you to replace your ﬁlters every other cleaning period, or if your ﬁlters are one-use only, be sure to order new ﬁlters. This will allow you to clean your air puriﬁer without pause next time — since you'll already have clean ﬁlters on hand.
Oransi has air puriﬁers for every need
Whether you're looking for a small air puriﬁer to improve the air quality in your home oﬃce, or you're looking for a state-of-the-art system to purify your entire home, we've got you covered.
We oﬀer a large variety of air puriﬁers for every need that ﬁt a variety of budgets as well. All of our puriﬁers ship for free, and most come equipped with the ﬁlters you'll need. That means you can use your air puriﬁer right away — straight out of the box.
You'll also love our warranties and the variety of replacement ﬁlters we sell.
If you're ready to start breathing easier, invest in an air puriﬁcation system for your house. The beneﬁts are astounding, and your home will be cleaner because of it!