How Often Should You Change Levoit Filters?


Levoit air purifier filters should be changed every 6 months as a minimum and 12 months as a maximum. The rate at which you change your Levoit air filter depends on the model of air purifier, the air pollution level, how often and at what speed you use your purifier.

All Levoit air purifiers have three levels of filtration that remove air contaminants and provide purified air to your home. The first stage is a pre-filter made of a nylon membrane or carbon. The second is the True HEPA filter and the third is a high efficiency activated carbon filter. These filters work together to remove over 99% of contaminants and odors from the air and will need changing depending on the model of Levoit air purifier you are using.

In this article, we give a breakdown of how often you can change a Levoit air filter based on specific models. You’ll also find some of the factors that may require you to change your filters sooner and how to know when to do this. Most importantly, we give a step-by-step guide on how to replace or change the Levoit air filters.

How often to change your Levoit filter

Routine changing of your Levoit air filter is necessary and recommended to ensure the efficiency of the purifier.

14 of the Levoit air purifier models require a filter change every 6 – 8 months while three other models, including the PlasmaPro 400S, and VeSync Core 400S and 600S, run effectively for 12 months, and the Core mini for 4-6 months, before needing a new filter. 

Here’s a helpful summary of the most popular Levoit series, otherwise find you model in the table below.

Filter life of Levoit Core air purifiers. Most are 6-8 months, except the mini (4-6 months) and the 400S and 600S (6-12 months).
Filter life of Levoit Core Air Purifiers. Image created for plentifulair.com.

Note: Levoit pre-filters can be cleaned at 2 – 4 weeks intervals regardless of the time for replacement. However, the Levoit True HEPA and high efficiency activated carbon filters should not be cleaned; they can only be replaced.

The table below summarizes how often to change your Levoit air filter and how to monitor the filter life. 

S/NLevoit air purifier modelFilter change intervalPre-filter cleaning intervalFilter life monitor
1Core 200S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier.
Model: Core 200S
6-8 months2 – 4 weeksVeSync app and “check filter” indicator
2Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Core 300
6-8 months2 – 4 weeks“Check filter” indicator
3Core 300S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Core 300S
6-8 months2 – 4 weeksVeSync app and “check filter” indicator
4Core Mini Air Purifier
Model: LAP-C161-WUS, LAP-C161-KUS
4-6 months2 – 4 weeks“Check filter” indicator
5Core P350 Pet Care True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Core P350
6-8 months2 – 4 weeks“Check filter” indicator
6LV-H126 Personal HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H126
6-8 months2 – 3 monthsFilter reminder wheel
7LV-H128 Desktop True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H128
6-8 months2 – 4 weeks“Check filter” indicator
8LV-H132 Personal True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H132
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
9LV-H133 Tower True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H133
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
10LV-H134 Tower Pro True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H134
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
11LV-H135 Console True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-H135
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
12LV-PUR131 True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-PUR131
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
13LV-PUR131S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: LV-PUR131S
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
14PlasmaPro™ 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier (Core Pro)
Model: Core 400S,
LAP-C401S-WUSR
12 months2 – 4 weeksVeSync app and “check filter” indicator
15VeSync Core 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Core 400S
12 months2 – 4 weeksVeSync app and “check filter” indicator
16VeSync Core 600S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Core 400S
6-12 months2 – 4 weeksVeSync app and “check filter” indicator
17Vista 200 True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Vista 200
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator
18Vital 100 True HEPA Air Purifier
Model: Vital 100
6-8 monthsOnce a month“Check filter” indicator

Factors that affect how often you change your filter

Despite the industry recommendations for filter replacement, there are three main factors that can cause earlier replacements. 

  1. The level of pollution in the environment where the purifier is set-up, 
  2. The rate at which you use your purifier, and 
  3. The conditions on which you run your purifier. Is it always running at maximum speed for 24 hours?

The longer you use your purifier in a highly polluted area and at maximum fan speed, the more frequently you would need to replace the filter.

How to monitor Levoit filter performance

There are two major ways to monitor the filter performance of your Levoit air purifier.

  1. You can use the “check-filter” indicator on the LED display.
  2. Or if your system is compatible with the VeSync software, you can get updates directly from there after connecting the system to the application. 

The VeSync app is a smart feature of the Levoit air purifier that monitors filter life in percentage. You can set up the app by downloading on play store, creating an account and following the prompts to link your purifier. When the app shows 5% or less as the filter life, that means it’s time for a replacement.

Other features from the VeSync app include real-time updates on air quality, air quality history for previous weeks, and changing of the purifier settings in terms of fan speed and time intervals.

How to know when you need to change the filter

With the Levoit air purifier, you get a subtle notification from the “check-filter” indicator. This doesn’t always mean you should change the filter but it’s a reliable reminder to confirm that your filter is in good shape, and also an opportunity to clean out dust or other particles from the pre-filter. 

Ideally, the “check-filter” indicator comes on every six months. But if you notice any of these, that means your Levoit air filter needs a replacement. 

  • The purifier is louder than usual, 
  • The airflow is not as strong as it used to be, 
  • You checked the filter and noticed lint or hair clogging it, or 
  • The room with the purifier smells horribly.

How long does a Levoit air purifier last?

The efficiency of the Levoit air purifier depends on the life of the filters. For your Levoit air purifier to last a long time and function optimally, you must change the filters as recommended. As long as your filters are working well, the purifier will get rid of unpleasant odors, allergens, particles and other contaminants.

There are two common signs that your Levoit air purifier is malfunctioning and may need a replacement or repair. One, an unusual noise when the fan is on, and two, refusal to respond to button controls. In these cases, reach out to Levoit customer support either through mail or a phone call.

How to change a Levoit filter

Follow these instructions to change a Levoit air filter: 

  1. Turn off the Levoit air purifier unit and unplug it from the light source.
  2. Remove the old filters and dispose them
  3. Clean out any dust inside the purifier using a vacuum hose.
  4. Unwrap the new filters properly and place them into the purifier housing. Install the activated carbon filter first, then the True HEPA filter and lastly, the pre-filter.
  5. Replace the back cover
  6. Plug in the purifier
  7. Reset the Levoit air purifier

Always remember to reset after changing the filter.

For more details on this final step, read our detailed guide on how to reset your Levoit air purifier.

Are Levoit filters washable?

To avoid electric shock and damage to the filter, do not use water or any liquid to clean the Levoit air filters or the purifier itself. Also, do not use abrasive or chemical cleaning agents on the body of the purifier and the filters.

For the pre-filter, use a brush or a vacuum hose to clean at regular intervals and to prevent dust build-up. If you must clean the outside of the purifier, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe. You can also use a damp cloth in case of stubborn stains provided you immediately wipe the purifier with a dry one.

Plentiful Air has a helpful guide on how to clean Levoit Core air purifiers available here.

Conclusion

Proper maintenance of your Levoit air purifier involves cleaning and changing of the Levoit air filter at the recommended time. This will significantly increase the efficiency of the Levoit air filter and extend the life of the purifier. 

To get the right filter replacements, check out Levoit air purifier online Amazon store to find compatible new filters for your purifier.

Theresa Orr

Theresa Orr is an Earth Scientist who specializes in determining past climates from rocks using geochemistry. Her passion for clean water, soil and air drives her to provide easy to understand information for everyone to read.

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