FILTERS

How often do I need to change the filters?

The pre-filters used in the purifiers are washable and have an extended life of about 6 months. With BreatheEasy’s customization of using the pre-filters, the life of the main filters is easily extended from 3 months to approximately a year. Please note that the timeframe largely depends on a number of factors including (but not limited to) usage of the purifier (time period for which the purifier is used), quality of the air within living space (commercial operations vs. residential), extent of pollution in the outside air, etc. Depending on the usage of the purifiers, the filters will get clogged and eventually will have to be washed (pre-filters) and/or replaced (HEPA filters and carbon filters) for maintaining the efficiency.

How often do I need to clean the filters?

The pre-filters can be washed every 2-3 weeks or so depending how clogged the filters get. With BreatheEasy’s customization of using the pre-filters, the life of the main filters is easily extended from 3 months to approximately a year. Please note that the timeframe largely depends on a number of factors including (but not limited to) usage of the purifier (time period for which the purifier is used), quality of the air within living space (commercial operations vs. residential), extent of pollution in the outside air, etc. Depending on the usage of the purifiers, the filters will get clogged and eventually will have to be washed (pre-filters) and/or replaced (filters and pre-filters) for maintaining the efficiency. The main filters may be vacuumed “lightly” and must NEVER be washed. They should be changed when they start getting choked.

Can I buy just the extra pre-filter?

The pre-filters only pick up the bigger particles in the air and do not provide any protection against the harmful gaseous pollutants in air and the finer particulate matter.

Yes, they are available in the catalogue. Please  follow the link to place an order.

Do you sell replacement filters also?
Yes, we do sell replacement filters as well. Please call at 1800-270-0435 or write to IAQ@PBCNET.COM to purchase replacement filters.
How do I know when to change the filters?

Any indicator on an air purifier telling you when to change the filters is typically based on timers. However, it does not take into consideration the air pollution levels and the actual filtration efficacy of the filters. We recommend to check the filters in one of two ways: 1. Check the air flow from the machines. If the air flow has been drastically compromised (compared to when the machines were first installed), then chances are the filters are choked. 2. Check the inner most HEPA filter – if this is dark grey or black in color, it is time to change all your filters.

Can we wash the filters?

Only some filters are washable. For the SHARP A80 model, only the pre-filters provided by BreatheEasy are washable. With BreatheEasy’s customization of using the pre-filters, the life of the main filters is easily extended from 3-6 months to approximately a year. The timeframe will depend on a number of factors including the usage of the purifier.

How do I clean the filters?

The pre-filters are washable and can be cleaned with a mild detergent and water. The main filters need to be replaced once in a year approximately depending on the condition of the filter and its usage. All the filters can also be cleaned with a mild vacuum cleaner. Always remember to vacuum the dirt from the “Outside" of a filter and NOT from the “inside”.

I do not like cleaning the pre-filters. Can you just ship me one new pre-filter every month?

The pre-filters are washable and we recommend cleaning them regularly. If you do not like cleaning the pre-filters, we offer a monthly service to ship you a new pre-filter each month. Click here to subscribe for this service.

Does the warranty of machine get affected with BE pre-filter ?

No the Warranty does not get affected with the Pre -Filter.Sharp has endorsed Breathe Easy with a letter, to view copy of the letter please click here (letter by Sharp page)

Do I Need a pre-filter for the Sharp Model No - FU-A80E-W ?

Yes a Pre -filter is required to filter larger particulate matter.By the use of Pre-filter the life of the main filters is easily extended from 3-6 months to approximately a year.

Do you have a pre-filter for other machines ?

 No , other Air Purifiers do not need Pre -Filters as they already come with Pre-Filters.

Why does my HEPA filter stink?
It totally relates to the environment and if things like food, incense (agarbatti), room sprays, smoke and any such things are being used /consumed in that particular area.  If there is a smell, one can keep the HEPA filter in direct sunlight for an hour or two and the smells should go away.