RespirAide Portable Air Purifier Cleaning Instructions
FOR ALL MODELS! Wash once every 3 to 6 months (please consult our service department or read below for correct cleaning). Replace carbon filter every 6 months for non-smoking environments, and replace carbon filter every 2 to 4 months in a smoking environment.
Cleaning The Air Cleaner
Electronic Air Cleaners work by electrically charging and collecting airborne contaminants. As these contaminants collect, the collector plates and Pre-Filter become extremely dirty. With an excess amount of contamination build up on the collector plates and the Pre-Filter, Electronic Air Cleaner's efficiency decreases. Also, as dirt builds up, the snapping noise will occur with great frequency.
To prevent the loss of efficiency, the Electronic Cell and Pre-Filter must be cleaned regularly. How often will depend on the usage. Variables, such as number of occupants, pets, and smoke determine how often the Air Cleaner requires cleaning. Cleaning once every 3 to 6 months for non-smokers, and once a month for smokers (recommended).
Cleaning The Pre-Filter
Remove the Pre-Filter and vacuum the accumulated dust and lint. Washing the Pre-Filter once a month is recommended (using electronic cell cleaner). A thorough rinsing is required after each cleaning. Allow Pre-Filter to completely dry before placing back inside the unit.
The Activated Carbon V.O.C (Volatile Organic Compound) Filter
The Activated Carbon V.O.C (Volatile Organic Compound) Filter is not a washable filter and must be replaced every 6 months, or every 2-4 months in smoking environments. The Odor absorption capabilities of the carbon last between 2 and 6 months. Once the Carbon Filter can no longer remove odors from the air, the Carbon Filter will need to be replaced. Do not leave the Carbon Filter in the machine for longer than 6 months.
Photo-catalytic Filter & Ultra Violet Lamp
The Photo-catalytic Filter is a permanent filter. Gently vacuum with vacuum brush, or dust filter only. DO NOT remove or wash this filter. The Ultra-Violet (UV) Lamp has a life expectancy of 1 year. The UV lamp indicator light will flash indicating a replacement is required. Caution: DO NOT touch the glass portion of the lamp. When the V.O.C Filter and/or the UV lamp is replaced you must reset (using your remote control) your settings to disarm the red indicator light and/or beeping sound. Refer to your owners manual for more information.
Cleaning The Electronic Cell
Remove the Electronic Cell from The Air Cleaner. If cell is extremely dirty, lightly rinse off outside with a hose. Be careful not to bend or bang collecting plates. Submerge the cell in warm to hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the cell from the water and spray cell down thoroughly with Electronic Cell Cleaner Fluid. Allow the spray to sit on the Cell for 5 minutes. Change water in tub, and then submerge the Cell in fresh warm to hot water for another 5 minutes. Rinse, shake out, and allow to stand until completely dry over night. If you put the filters back in the Air Cleaner while still damp or wet, serious arching and snapping noise will occur. Using a hair dryer can be used to speed up the drying time, though it is still recommended to leave over night.
Warning! Do not wash collecting cell in dishwasher. Never use any object to clean between the cell plates as this may cause damage to the plates or ionizing wires. Never place the cell in an oven to dry.
For The Best Cleaning Experience, Consider Using
Platinum Air Care Cell Cleaner
Created using nature's blend of cleaners and degreasers to quickly cut through grease, grime, bacteria and viruses. Our environmentally safe cleaner uses no distillates, harsh alkalies, or butyl solvents, but instead utilizes the potent cutting ability of natural citrus extracts to remove cell collection effortlessly.