How and when should I clean/replace my Air Purifier’s filters and sensor?
Find out here when and how you should clean or replace the pre-filter, the filters and the quality sensor of your Philips Air Purifier.
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When to clean the filters
The filters (A and B in the image above) are not washable nor vacuum cleanable. These filters need to be replaced. Please check your manual to see the replacement indications for your specific purifier model.
When to replace the filters
When the filters (A and B in the image above) become dirty, they need to be replaced.Replace the multi-care filter, the activated carbon filter, and the HEPA filter when the respective indicators light up. Please check the user manual since every specific purifier will indicate this in a different way (e.g. some purifiers indicate this with a C7 indicator and other models indicate it with 2 ,3 or 4).
When to clean the air quality sensor
The air quality sensor (D in the image above) should be cleaned every two months.Please, check the cleaning instructions for your specific Air Purifier in your user manual.If you use your Philips Air Purifier in a dusty or high humidity environment, then please clean it more frequently.
When to clean the pre-filter
Your Philips Air Purifier’s pre-filter (C in the image shown above) is washable and should be cleaned every month to ensure its optimal functioning.You should clean the pre-filter when F0 is displayed on your air purifier’s display.To clean the pre-filter, please follow these steps:1. Switch off the appliance and unplug it from the wall outlet.2. Pull the bottom part of the panel (located at the front or at the back of your purifier, depending on your specific model) and remove it from the appliance (see image below).3. Press the two clips down and pull the pre-filter towards you.4. Wash the pre-filter under a running tap. If the pre-filter is very dirty, use a soft brush to brush away the dust.5. Air dry the pre-filter until it is completely dry.<p align="center"><img src="https://www.reliancedigital.in/medias/Philips-AC2892-20-Air-Purifiers-491473021-40?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3wzNzAyM3xpbWFnZS9qcGVnfGltYWdlcy9oMzYvaDYwLzk4NDcxODM2Mzg1NTguanBnfGQ1MzkzNjhlYWE2ZWU1YWZkYjhjM2JlOTUyNTdlNzY4YjM5ZDY5YmY0ZTZkNjNiYzA2MjUzYzJlNWY2ZTQ1N2I" width="100%" height="100%" style="max-height:400px;max-width:400px;">
What is the specification CADR in my Philips Air Purifier?
If you would like to know what the specification CADR mentioned in your Philips Air Purifier’s package or leaflet is, read here about it.
What is CADR?
CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate.It indicates the volume of filtered air delivered by your Philips Air Purifier. Your Air Purifier will run faster when the amount of particles, tobacco smoke, pollen and dust increases.
What do my Philips Air Purifier’s lights mean ?
If you wonder what the air quality lights or ring lights of your Philips Air Purifier mean, please find out here.
All images shown below are generic representations only; there can be some differences among specific appliances.
Air purifiers with air quality ring lights
You can see the quality of air your Philips Air Purifier is cleaning using the air quality lights (see image below). The different colors indicate the following:1. Blue: good.2. Blue-violet: fair3. Red-Purple: unhealthy4. Red: very unhealthyTo check which standard your air purifier uses, see the image below. If the number is 2030 (year 2020 week 30) or higher, the air purifier uses the new Indian standard. If the number is below 2030, for example 1842, it uses the China standard.<p align="center"><img src="https://www.reliancedigital.in/medias/Philips-Automatically-Air-Purifiers-23?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3w2MjczNXxpbWFnZS9qcGVnfGltYWdlcy9oNmEvaGYxLzk4NDUyNjMzNjgyMjIuanBnfDRlYjE3YTE4ZmEyZjMwYzIwYzQ5OGIwMmFkOTBjYTJlNzEwZTUxZDkxOTVjNmI1YzhhM2ZiNzk4ZjQ4ZDRjOTU" width="100%" height="100%" style="max-height:212px;max-width:600px;">
Air purifiers with a quality light
In this case, your air purifier indicates the current quality of the air by displaying a red or green light.In the first few minutes after you select the SmartAir Control function, the air quality indicator will flash red to indicate that the air quality sensor is measuring the ambient air quality. After approximately 5 minutes, the air quality indicator lights up green if the air quality is good or lights up red if the air quality is poor.
The SmartAir Control function is only applicable for purifiers AC406x. For these purifiers, this function automatically adjusts speed settings according to the current air quality.
What does the PM2.5 indicator in my Philips Air Purifier mean?
PM2.5 is a scale for measuring real time air quality. Its values vary from 0 to 500.The PM2.5 indication is connected to your Philips Purifier’s air quality ring light to inform you in real time about the quality of the ambient air.The different colors indicate the following:1. Blue: good.2. Blue-violet: fair3. Red-Purple: unhealthy4. Red: very unhealthy
Should I reset my Philips Air Purifier or Humidifier after replacing a filter?
Your Philips Air Purifier or Humidifier needs to be reset after each filter replacement. This is done to activate the counting system for the new filter(s).Also, your air purifier/humidifier is equipped with a filter replacement alert. It warns you when the filter needs to be cleaned (pre-filter only) and replaced.If you do not reset the air purifier or humidifier after replacing a new filter, the appliance will alert you to replace a filter.
What filters should I use with my Philips Air Purifier?
When you wonder which filters to use with your Philips Air Purifier, please find here if we can answer your questions
Philips Air Purifier filters
Your Philips Air Purifier comes with multiple filters, and warns you when a filter must be replaced: when one of the filters is almost full and has to be cleaned or replaced, the appropriate filter replacement light starts to flash to prompt you to replace that filter. That is how you know which filter to replace.Please find here what filter applies to your Philips Air PurifierDepending on the Air Purifier you have, you might see different types of filter replacement alert lights:
A) Purifiers AC400x, AC401x, AC402x, AC407x, AC408x, ACP073x, ACP077x, ACP007x:
1. Filter replacement light 12. Filter replacement light 23. Filter replacement light 3/44. Filter replacement light 5See further explanations below.
B) All other purifiers:
Purifiers that do not belong to the list mentioned above, show a filter replacement alert light or an error code (models with a display panel).See further explanations below.
When filter replacement light 1 flashes (in red)
The pre-filter needs to be cleaned. You can wash it under running tap and dry it completely it before installing it back. Alternatively, you can clean it using a vacuum cleaner.
When the filter replacement light 2 is on or flashing (in red)
When the filter replacement light 2 flashes or is on continuously, you need to replace the multi-care filter (for Air purifier AC4004 only). This filter cannot be washed. After replacement, make sure you reset your appliance
The filter replacement light 3/4 is on (in red)
The filter 3 (activated carbon filter) and filter 4 (HEPA filter) need to be replaced. After replacing them, make sure you reset your purifier. Please note that these filters cannot be washed.
The filter replacement light 5 flashes (in red)
This light indicates that the humidification filter should be replaced.
B) All other purifiers
In this case (and for models without a display screen), your Philips Air Purifier has a filter replacement light. This light will stay on and be red.If your purifier has a display screen, then it will show one of the following error codes:
Codes A1 to A9:
Replace NanoProtect S3 HEPA filter.
Codes C1 to C9:
Replace the NanoProtect S3 AC filter.
Clean the Pre-filter.
Can I clean the filters and pre-filter of my Philips Air Purifier?
Your Philips Air Purifier contains different filter types, please read the article to find out more information on how to clean the filters.
My Philips Air Purifier contains standalone filters
You can clean or wash the pre-filter (indicated as C in the image below).The other filters (indicated as A and B in the image below) cannot be washed: they need to be replaced. Please check your user manual to see replacement indications specific for your model.<p align="center"><img src="https://www.reliancedigital.in/medias/Philips-Automatically-Air-Purifiers-21?context=bWFzdGVyfGltYWdlc3w3NTMzMnxpbWFnZS9qcGVnfGltYWdlcy9oNDMvaDZlLzk4NDUyNjM4OTI1MTAuanBnfDk5OGQ3MDdkMWI2YmQ2NzE2ZGI5MDNlNTE5MmQwZjU5MWNhZjAzNjM2YTMwMDQ3NGRmNjRkOTJiNWE1ZGViZDA" width="100%" height="100%" style="max-height:400px;max-width:495px;">
My Philips Air Purifier contains a cylindrical filter
Pre-filter is the filter surface (indicated as D in the image below) of a cylindrical filter. When filter cleaning alert (Figure 1) displays on the screen, clean the filter surface with a vacuum cleaner. When filter replacement alert (Figure 2) displays on the screen, it’s time to replace the filter. Please check your user manual to see replacement indications specific for your model.
There is no filter cleaning alert on some Philips Air Purifiers. Please follow the cleaning schedule and instructions on the user manual specific for your model.
What do the codes on my Philips Air Purifier mean?
Your Philips Air Purifier gives you reassurance by displaying real-time indoor air quality codes. Discover what the codes mean.
Meanings of codes in Philips Air Purifiers
Depending on the Air Purifier model you have, you might find one or more of the following indicators or codes:1. Code: AAuto mode2. Code: CGas mode (AC3254 and AC3256 only)3. Code: LChild lock on4. Code: ULChild lock off5. Code: F0Clean the pre-filter6. Code: A0 to A9Replace NanoProtect S3 HEPA filter7. Code C0 to C9:Replace NanoProtect S3 AC filter8. Code SLSleep Mode9. Code 1h:Timer mode10. Code t:Turbo Mode.11. Error Code: ErThe hall sensor is not working properly. Remove and then reattach the front panel. If the error code “Er” still persists, we recommend you to contact us.12. Error code: E1 to E4The appliance has malfunctions. In this case, we recommend you to contact us.