My air purifier is on full speed all the time
If you are using an air purifier with sensors, you have the option to set the purifier on auto mode, via the app or on the unit directly, to trigger the airflow speeds automatically according to pollution levels.
If your air purifier automatically runs on the highest speed level, it means that the concentration of VOCs and/or particles in the room have increased and requires faster air cleaning. You can choose via the app if you want the auto mode to trigger on particle levels or particle and gas levels (Tap the information details (‘i’)).
Your air purifier should gradually lower the airflow speed as soon as the air in the room is clean again.
What does it mean if the air purifier continues running on high speed?
Most of the time, it means that some dust is clogged on the filter or on the sensors. Here is what you can do:
- Make sure you have replaced the filter in the last 6 months.
- Make sure that the auto mode settings in the app are adapted to your type of filter (if you are using a Particle filter, the auto mode trigger in the app should be set to ‘Particles’ only. If you are using a carbon filter, the auto mode trigger should be set on both ‘Particles' and 'Gases’).
- Check that no dust or any item is blocking the inlet and outlet grids of the air purifier. Vacuum the air purifier from the outside. Don’t forget to vacuum where the sensors are located. The sensors are two circular arrays of holes on the side or at the bottom of the unit.
- Open a window and air out the room. If high levels of VOC (gases) are causing the full speed, the room might be filled with a gas which cannot be removed by the air purifier (tVOC sensors can sense thousands of different gases, including harmless ones which cannot all be removed by the air purifiers).
- If auto mode and child lock are activated, deactivate them from the app. Try to change the fan speed from the app or manually.
- If you are using an air purifier from E-series (models 270E, 450E, 550E, 650E etc.).
- Use a can of compressed air (like the one you use for keyboards) to clean the sensor area. From the outside, give the sensor area a couple of 3 seconds blasts.
- The sensors are two circular arrays of holes on the side of the LED display, one will be arranged like a flower; the other, a circle.
- If cleaning the sensor area doesn't help, reset the software on your air purifier. This resets the filter timer and the sensor: link to how to reset the E-series settings.
If you need any help, do not hesitate to contact the place where you bought the unit or Blueair directly.