Alpine air purifiers are amazing devices that, quite literally, give you “a breath of fresh air”. However, even these fantastic machines eventually require certain parts be replaced so that the air purifier can do the best job it can. Alpineairproducts.com offers a number of different accessories at low prices to keep your air pure and your wallet full.
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- Lint screens – If your lint screens have holes or have worn down over time then a replacement is necessary for the system to work as it should. The lint screen works in the same way as the one in a dryer. It filters the air and catches larger particles, ensuring that the air is made cleaner. To keep the screen working, make sure to clean it once a month with a cloth and warm water. Once the screen is dry, reattach it to the unit. When cleaning, inspect the screen for cracks or other imperfections that may compromise its integrity.
- HEPA filter – High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters are the gold standard in air filtration. To qualify, a filter must remove 99.97% of air particles that are 0.3 micrometers or larger. This filter is one of the most important part of any air purification system. Composed of randomly arranged fiberglass fibers, HEPA filters aren’t like other filters. HEPA uses three mechanisms that put them in a class of their own.
- Interception: The mesh fibers actually grab particles that pass near it. As air pollution sticks to the fibers, even particles small enough to pass through the opening will be stopped.
- Diffusion: Gas molecules capture smaller particles and slow their movement through the filter, leading the contaminants towards the fibers.
Impaction: The design of the filter creates air streams that direct particles towards the fibers, catching them before they reach the other side.
HEPA Filter Maintenance: There are three steps to this process. First, remove the filter and go outside. Second, use an air hose to blast the filter while holding it or placing it over a trash can. Clean both sides. Next, some people like to use a hose with moderate water pressure as an extra step. If you do so, only put the filter back once it has naturally dried. Make sure to check the functionality of the filter as there will come a point where a replacement is the only option for optimum air quality.
- RCI cells – Radiant catalytic ionization (RCI) cells are an integral part of the Alpine purification system. The creation of ozone oxidizes pathogens in the air and renders them harmless.
- Fan motor/blade – To both pull in bad air and push out good air, the purifier requires a working fan.
- UV lamp – On many models the system will indicate when the UV light needs to be replaced. UV lights eliminate many pathogens and harmful air particles, making the air much cleaner than it would otherwise be. UV light is one of the most effective methods of cleaning bacteria from water. This is equally true of UV light in air purification systems. The sun produces UV light which is a natural form of air purification. However, just like the sun, an individual should not look directly at a UV light for a prolonged period of time. Alpine air purifiers house the light within the system, eliminating this issue.
- Fuse/fuse holders – Is your purifier not turning on? Often this is due to a blown fuse in the system. If this is the case then a simple replacement is all you need.
- Harsh environment pads – Do you have an environment that produces lots of odor, airborne particles dust and dander? Harsh environment pads give your system the extra level of filtration you need. One of the main benefits of this accessory is the reduction in maintenance. In general, you will only need to clean your unit once every three to six months instead of monthly.
- Owner’s manual – Have you lost the owner’s manual for your Alpine air purifier or are you using a secondhand system? Order a hard copy from us!
- Living Water – We also supply accessories and replacement parts for the Living Water purification system.
- Ozone plate – An integral part of the ozone system of air cleaning, the plate should be replaced about every year or two depending on use and maintenance. The ozone that is produced from the plate combines with odors, chemicals and gasses. Often the ozone reduces pollutants into oxygen and water. Since you should be able to smell ozone in the air, if the unit stops producing that smell, it is time to replace it.
If your unit is no longer removing smells from the air then you will need to check the purifier and its parts to see what may need to be replaced. Please ensure to read the owner’s manual thoroughly for proper operation procedures and information on how to troubleshoot and replace components. If you are unsure about any aspect of the inspection, repair or replacement process, please feel free to contact us.
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