Changing Air Purifier Filters
When & why you should change your Air Purifier filters.
If you own an air purifier - or you’re thinking about investing in one - you might be wondering how often you need to replace the filters inside. It’s a valid question, and one that sometimes can be frustrating trying to find accurate information on.
Fear not: we have the answers you’re looking for.
Air Purifier Benefits
Before going into why you need to change the filters on your Air Purifier, it’s worth mentioning the reasons why people purchase one in the first place.
While clean, filtered air is an obvious answer, there are more substantial benefits to owning an Air Purifier. If you’re someone who suffers from allergies, asthma, sleep apnea or even just general snoring, being able to breathe in a consistent supply of fresh, uncontaminated air can prevent - or in some minor cases, completely eliminate - the risk of an attack or breathing discomfort.
For everyone else, there’s no question that we’re a lot more mindful of the air we've been breathing in over the last year and a half - not to mention hygiene in general - so ensuring a consistent supply of clean air is definitely an important factor to take into consideration.
Why Do I Need To Change My Air Purifier Filters?
Just like we need to change air filters on our cars and air conditioning units, so too do the filters on an Air Purifier need to be changed over time.
Filters are designed to catch airborne particles and pollutants, and trap them so that these don’t get recirculated back into the air - allowing for a cleaner airflow. After a while, these particles build up and clog the filters inside the Air Purifier, meaning the filtration process becomes less efficient and can’t run at maximum capacity. This also adds an extra level of stress on the unit’s blower, which isn’t great.
Running the Air Purifier in this state ultimately means that the continuous stream of clean air will suffer, and the unit won’t be able to effectively prevent stuffy or stale air throughout the room. This can range from being annoying for some, to being mildly dangerous to others with a serious allergy problem.
When To Change Your Air Purifier Filters
Vornado’s Air Purifiers have a powerful dual-filtration system, containing both a True HEPA and an Activated Carbon filter within each unit.
True HEPA Filter
True HEPA filters are extremely effective in removing small particles such as pollen, bacteria and dust from the air - eliminating 99.97% of these airborne particles.
True HEPA filters should be replaced every 12 months (depending on your Air Purifier usage habits).
Activated Carbon Filter
Carbon filters are essentially for filtering out some of the heavier airborne pollutants, such as smoke, fumes and even odours.
Activated Carbon filters should be replaced every 4-6 months (again, this is dependent on how regularly you use your Air Purifier).
Vornado’s Activated Carbon filters come in a set of 2, which means that you can order new True HEPA and carbon filters at the same time, once a year. With both filters working in tandem to remove pollutants and particles big and small, it allows the Air Purifier to do its job better than ever.
Filter Replacement Indicator
Still not 100% sure when to change your filters?
Vornado’s Air Purifiers have a built-in filter replacement indicator, so you’ll know exactly when you need to change your filters when the time comes. Until that point, you can relax knowing you’re breathing in clean air at all times.
Vornado’s Air Purifiers are extremely effective at circulating clean, dual-filtered air throughout each room, and with 3 speed settings you can easily control this airflow to suit your preferences. Better yet, with a sleek modern design, they’re also a stylish edition to any home.
Invest in a Vornado today - you’ll breathe easy knowing you did.