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Does the air purifier really work? If you struggle with allergies, asthma, or the effects of second-hand smoke, you must prioritize air quality in your home, and air purifiers are perfect for this mission!

Air purifiers come in different sizes, from small personal units to larger systems integrated into HVAC units. They are versatile tools in the fight against airborne contaminants. This guide provides a quick yet insightful look into how air purifiers work, and how to use them.

Air Purifier Filter components

Key Components of an Air Purifier

Do air purifiers remove dust? Yes, they are. And bellow are the parts that give the best air purifiers their magic abilities to remove air dust:

1. Air Purifier Parts

Learning the components of an air purifier can help you better understand its operation process. Here's a simplified guide to the parts of a typical air purifier:

● Air Outlet

This is where the purified air is released back into the room after filtration.

● Air Quality Light

A visual indicator that shows the current air quality through different colors (green, yellow, orange, red).

● Display Panel

Here, you can monitor the air purifier's settings and check the air quality.

● Control Panel

This panel allows you to adjust the appliance's functions.

● Sensor

It detects the concentration of small particles (1.0 to 2.5 micrometers) in the air.

● Odor (Gas) Sensor

This sensor detects odors and gases in the air.

● Filter

The core component minimizes pollutants, smog substances, and odors.

● Handle

A practical feature for easily moving the air purifier.

● Air Inlet

This part allows for disassembling the front and rear covers for maintenance or filter replacement.

2. Filter Components

● Deodorizing Care Filter

It targets smog substances (SO2, NO2), harmful chemicals (like toluene and formaldehyde), and common domestic odors.

● Total Allergy Care Filter

They are specifically designed to minimize PM2.5 particles.

● Filter Handle

The filter handle is a handy feature for easily inserting or removing the filter.

● Ultra-fine Filter

Attached to the outer surface of the filter, it primarily removes large dust particles.

Setting Up Air Purifier

Setting Up and Operating Your LG Air Purifier

1. Installing and Preparing Your LG Air Purifier

Great! Setting up your air purifier is a piece of cake. Just follow these simple steps, and you'll be on your way to fresher air in no time:

● Unpacking

When you first receive your appliance, unpack it and remove all packing tape and vinyl covering the filter.

● Front Cover Separation

Locate the top end of the front cover, then gently pull it to separate it from the rest of the product.

● Filter Unwrapping

Once you've separated the front cover, disassemble the filter and remove the protective vinyl covering it.

● Filter Installation

With the filter handle side facing up, install the filter into the appliance.

● Cover Closure

Insert the fixing part at the bottom of the cover into the corresponding fixing grooves at the bottom of the product. Then, close the cover securely.

2. Using the Basic Functions of the LG Air Purifier

Now that your air purifier is ready let's explore how to operate it efficiently:

● Start/Stop

This button does exactly what it says. Press it to turn the air purifier on and off.

● Adjusting Fan Speed

To customize the fan speed to your liking, follow these steps:

1. Press the Start/Stop button to turn on the product.

2. Use the Speed button to adjust the fan speed.

3. Cycle through different speed levels: Auto, Low, Medium, High, and Turbo. Then, pick your preferred level.

Advanced Features

Your LG air purifier has advanced features to enhance your air quality experience. Here's how to make the most of them:

● Sleep Mode

Is it good to sleep with air purifiers? The answer is yes, and we encourage you to try it yourself following these steps:

1. Press the Start/Stop button to activate the product.

2. Press the Sleep button.

● Control Panel Lock

Prevent accidental operation, especially if you have curious little ones around, by locking the control panel:

1. Press and hold the Ionizer button for 3 seconds or longer.

2. You'll know it's locked when the display panel shows a lock symbol ("Lock").

● Ionizer Function

To further enhance air purification by generating ions that minimize various bacteria:

1. Turn on the air purifier by pressing the Start/Stop button.

2. Press the Ionizer button.

Features of Air Purifier

Maintenance for Optimal Performance

Clean your device regularly to keep it running at its best; here are some steps to do that:

● Cleaning the Exterior

1. Remove any dust accumulated on the air inlet and outlet using a vacuum cleaner.

2. Wipe down the exterior with a soft cloth to maintain its appearance.

● Cleaning the Filters

1. Separate the front and rear covers of the appliance.

2. Use a vacuum cleaner or a soft brush to remove particles from the ultra-fine filter.

Replacing the Filters

Filter replacement helps to maintain the efficiency of your air purifier. Follow these steps to replace the filter when the alert appears on the display panel:

1. Separate the Cover

Carefully detach the cover from the product to access the filter. To prevent any mess, placing a newspaper on the floor before removing the filter is a good idea.

2. Replace the Filter

Remove the old filter and replace it with a new one. Ensure that the new filter is installed correctly.

3. Disabling the Alert

Once you have successfully replaced the filter, it's essential to turn off the filter replacement alert on the display panel; this ensures that you will be reminded to replace the filter again when it's necessary.

Regularly replacing the filter when prompted ensures that your air purifier continues functioning effectively, providing you with the cleanest air possible.

In this guide, we've illustrated how air purifiers work and their inner workings, explored their essential components and learned how to operate them effectively to help you get clean and healthy indoor air.

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