How to Clean a Levoit Air Purifier Properly


Are you tired of seeing dust particles floating around in the air and gathering on surfaces all over your home? Do you wish your house didn’t smell of cooking grease and cigarette smoke? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, it is time you did yourself a favor and purchased a Levoit air purifier. “But don’t those things require cleaning and filter replacement”? Yes, but it is so easy to do that it will seem like nothing at the price of the nice clean air you’ll breathe with the Levoit air purifier on. Keep on reading to find out just how simple it is to clean Levoit air purifiers.

Levoit Air Purifier

Levoit is a company known for offering good quality and affordable homeware appliances that help improve indoor air quality wherever you use them. These appliances include air humidifiers, diffusers, and, most importantly, different types of air purifiers. Levoit air purifiers have proven to be highly effective in filtering out pollutants, allergens, and odors and giving you quality air to breathe at any time. 

While Levoit has done its part (and done it well) when designing and manufacturing the air purifier you might be using at home, you have to contribute as well if you want to ensure efficiency and longevity. You can contribute to keeping your air purifier efficient through a bit of maintenance every once in a while. Don’t worry, though, as Levoit air purifiers are so easy to clean, they don’t require too much time or effort, and you will be done before you know it.

How Would You Know if Your Levoit Air Purifier Needs Cleaning?


Because there is a range of different Levoit air purifiers in the market, we will take the air purifier from the Levoit Core line as an example. So, how often should you clean a Levoit Air purifier? This mostly depends on how much you use the appliance daily and the air quality in your home. For a Levoit Core air purifier, you will see the indicator light go on to remind you to check on the filter. Again, depending on how much you use the air purifier, you can expect to see the indicator light go on approximately every six to eight months. Keep in mind that for air purifiers that use a True HEPA filter or other non-washable filters, you will need to replace them as per manufacturer instructions.

How to Clean Levoit Air Purifiers?

After the indicator light goes on, you know it is time to clean your Levoit air purifier. Here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your air purifier is properly cleaned without damaging it:

Clean Levoit from the outer side

The first thing you should do is always make sure you unplug any electronic device before you clean it, air purifier included. As you probably already know, water and electricity together are a no-go, so keep water away from your air purifier device as it runs on electricity. The most ‘water’ you can use to clean your air purifier is a simple damp cloth on the outer side of your Levoit air purifier. After that, you should dry it completely and immediately. To protect the Levoit air purifier, steer clear of any abrasive chemicals or inflammable cleaning solutions. A damp cloth is more than enough to give your air purifier a proper clean.

Clean Levoit from  the inner side

After you have cleaned the outside of your air purifier, it is time to clean its inside. Once you open the air purifier up, you will be able to see what should be cleaned next. You should clean the inside of your Levoit air purifier without using any water, and you can do this by using a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum the visible dust and other particles gathered inside your air purifier. The only part of the filter that may be washable is the pre-filter. In the meantime, unless the user’s manual says otherwise, the filters are not washable, so you will need to replace them. To keep your air purifier efficient, try cleaning the pre-filter every two to four weeks, depending on how much you use it.

Clean the air quality sensor of Levoit

If there is an air quality sensor in the air purifier model you have, you might want to clean that out, too, as dust can gather on top of it and decrease its effectiveness. Try cleaning the air quality sensor every once in a while by:

  • Opening the cover and exposing the air quality sensor
  • Cleaning the air quality sensor lens with a damp cotton bud
  • Drying the lens properly 
  • Closing the air quality sensor cover

Air Purifier Filter Replacement


It is good practice to always read the user’s manual before handling any homeware appliance, whether to run it for the first time, clean it, or, most importantly, replace any of its parts. With appliances like air purifiers, you will have to replace the filters after using them for some time to make sure the air purifier remains efficient and even prevent any damage. Replacing the filters in a Levoit air purifier is a fairly simple task. As we’ve already mentioned, you should always check the manual, but all Levoit air purifiers generally follow the same simple steps for filter replacement:

  1. Make sure the appliance is off and unplugged
  2. Turn the appliance over to expose the bottom
  3. Open the cover by twisting it
  4. Take out the pre-filter
  5. Take out the True HEPA filter
  6. Unbox the replacement filter
  7. Put the new HEPA filter inside the appliance
  8. Put the pre-filter on top of the HEPA filter
  9. Put the cover back on

The Bottom Line

Cleaning a Levoit air purifier (whatever the model) is a fairly undemanding job and doesn’t take a lot of your time. Moreover, you won’t have to clean it every often as the filters can last up to eight months. If the required maintenance is what is holding you back from getting your own Levoit air purifier, you should just go ahead and buy it already. Follow the steps above to clean your Levoit air purifier and give your lungs the clean air they need.

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