In these times of extremely high level of pollution, Air Purifiers are no less than a blessing as they provide us with a healthy and fresh indoor air and ultimately save us from all those problems that are associated with polluted air. Throughout Canada, the use of Air Purifying appliances has significantly increased in the recent years owing to the rising levels of pollution as said above. While the home comfort appliances are meant to comfort us, there come times when the very appliances meant for comfort begin to cause discomfort. And one major reason of why this happens is; lack of maintenance. The lack of maintenance of any appliance whatever type it is of, does not only contribute to decreasing its efficiency graph, it also makes it harmful and in some cases life-threatening; for instance, an unmaintained, dirty ductwork makes the indoor dusty and stale while a totally unmaintained Furnace can cause fire. Homeowners often ignore the importance of maintenance and this is true for an appliance like the Air Purifier as well. Interestingly, it is overlooked that the appliance meant to clean your air itself needs cleaning as well. And the maintenance of an Air Purifier doesn’t end at cleaning. There are other must to do’s when it comes to the maintenance of Air Purifiers. Here are some tips regarding that;

Air Purifier Maintenance Tips
Tip#1 Cares to take while Cleaning Filters
There are several different types of Air Purifiers. Some have a replaceable filter as the primary filter and others that have a replaceable outer filter and an irreplaceable inner filter. Whatever, the type you are using, it does need some kind of filter cleaning & cleaning and washing is recommended once a week or once every 15 days at least. In time cleaning keeps the unit efficient and protects it from additional load. But as you are cleaning the filters, make sure to not use chemicals that can harm the filter material (the filter instruction booklet has the details regarding the right method of cleaning and the suitable cleaners). Also, once you are done with washing, do not place the filters back while they are still wet and with the unit turned on. Let the filters get dried first. In addition to this, make sure to not bend or fold the rigid or semi-rigid filters as they might deform.

Tip#2 Care regarding unit replacement
It is possible that you might think of replacing your unit when you’re performing maintenance tasks. But this requires a careful decision as well. Placing the unit at an unsuitable place means devoiding it of the necessary environment that it needs for optimal performance. It is best to place/install the unit in a closed room that is well sealed as the exchange rate is higher in this case and prompt provision of super clean air can be made possible.

Tip#3 Clean the area around the Purifier
Piles of books, store room junk, bundles of clothes or any such unnecessary items that we unintentionally throw over or around the HVAC appliances affect their efficiency. As you perform maintenance, make sure that the area around the Purifier is clean and it has sufficient space to breathe in and out the air. At least one feet of clear area should be provided to the unit.

Tip#4 Consider grills and panels
As said above, the Air Purifier maintenance is not limited to the Filter cleaning; there are other parts that matter as well. Dust or other pollutants often build up in and around the grills and panels. After turning the power plug off, clean these areas with a dry cloth or a duster.

Tips#5 Remove dust containing things from around the purifier
The purpose of Air Purifier is to provide you and the other living beings in the indoors with healthy air. And it can do its job best when it is not overloaded with unnecessary dust and pollutants. If you see dust bunnies around the unit or any other things that contain or cause dust, either replace them or the air purifier in order to get ultimate performance.

Although the said tips appear to be ordinary practices, they can make a significant change in both providing you with a fresher indoor air while also providing your unit with a better efficiency.

If you are interested in purchasing Air Purifiers, wish to install one or planning to replace the older unit, we are always here to help you with your HVAC queries and needs. Call anytime; 1-855-245-4328

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