Homedics Air Purifier Red Light Issue: How To Fix

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If you see a blinking red light on your Homedics air purifier and are worried whether your purifier is working fine or not, There is no need to worry or panic over this, as it is a minor problem that can be easily resolved.

If the red light is blinking(under the power button or on circular ring) on your Homedics air purifier, then it is trying to tell you that the air purifier filter is completely filled with pollutants and has reached the end of its life span.

This Homedics air purifier red light blinking issue can be easily fixed by changing the filter and resetting the filter life.

If you notice the red light blinking on the UV-C bulb on your Homedics air purifier, then it is trying to tell you that the life of the UV-C bulb has ended and needs replacement.

The faulty UV-C bulb won’t much impact the functionality of the air purifier, as the filter is working absolutely fine and purifying the air.

The UV-C bulb blinking red light issue on your Homedics air purifier can be resolved by replacing the old, faulty bulb with a new one.

In the below article, we provide you with all the required information on your Homedics air purifier red light issue and what can be done to get this problem resolved.

Homedics air purifier red light blinking: What does it mean

The red light blinking on the Homedics air purifier is a smart way of telling the user that something has gone wrong with the air purifier that requires a servicing activity to be done.

The constant blinking red light on the air purifier works as a reminder for the user to take time out of his schedule and perform the required activity.

In two cases, you will see a blinking red light on your Homedics air purifier. In both of these cases, different actions need to be taken to resolve the problem.

The first case is when you see the blinking red light on the control panel of your home air purifier. This red light suggests that the filter needs to be replaced.

After changing the filter, the red light won’t go off on its own. You need to reset the filter light to get rid of the red light.

The second case is when you see the red light flashing on the UV-C indicator. This blinking red light tells you that the life of the UV bulb has ended and needs to be replaced.

This indication should not be ignored and can be delayed for some time if you are busy. All your Homedics air purifier features will work as usual, except the UV technology feature.

How to fix Homedics air purifier red light blinking issue ?

There are two different scenarios in which you will see the red light blinking on your Homedics air purifier. We have discussed both of these scenarios in the below part.

how to fix homedic air purifier blinking red light issue

1)Red light blinking on the UV-C indicator of Your Homedics air purifier

The Homedics air purifier uses a combination of HEPA filter technology and UV light technology to purify the room air. The HEPA technology is capable of removing dust and pollutants up to 0.3 microns.

It can’t remove dust particles smaller than 0.3 microns. Here comes the need for UV light technology, which is capable of removing microorganisms smaller than microns.

Here comes the need for UV light technology, which is capable of removing microorganisms smaller than 0.3 microns.

The UV-C bulb, which is located inside the Homedics air purifier, is responsible for providing the UV light technology to the air purifier. This UV-C bulb has a lifetime of 10,000 hours and must be replaced after that.

If you see the UV light indicator blinking red on your Homedics air purifier then it means that its UV-C bulb life has ended and should be replaced.

Solution

This issue can be easily resolved by replacing the old UV-C bulb with a new one. Make sure to read the user manual you received with your Homedics air purifier. Below are the steps to change the UV-C bulb.

Turn off the Homedics air purifier and also unplug it .

Open the back cover so the you can reach the HEPA filter.

Remove the HEPA filter from the Homedics air purifier.

On the inner bootom side you will see the UV-C bulb cover having two screws.

Open the screws so that you can reach the UV-C bulb.

Now gently push from both sides and carefully rotate the UV-C bulb to detach it.You have to detach it very carefully as it is quite delicate(UV-C bulb contains mercury).

Carefully place the new UV-C bulb in place of the old one.

Reattach the UV-C bulb cover and place the HEPA filter. Attach the back cover as well.

Turn on the air purifier. Now you can see the blue light glowing on the UV-C button when you press it.

How to confirm that the UV-C bulb has been replaced successfully ?

The new UV-C bulb is working fine or not can be easily verified. You just have to turn on your Homedics air purifier and then press the UV-C button located on the control panel. It won’t be blinking red light anymore and you can see a glowing blue light on it.

This blue light confirms that the UV-C bulb has been successfully replaced and your Homedics air purifier’s UV technology is working absolutely fine.

What will happen if UV-C bulb is not replaced ?

We will not suggest you ignore the flashing red light indication on your Homedics air purifier.

If you are very busy and do not have time for this, you can postpone it, but you should not avoid replacing it. If you do not replace the UV-C bulb, it will partially affect the functioning of your home air purifier.

The UV-C bulb is the soul of the UV light technology of your air purifier. The UV light technology is responsible for removing very small pollutants and microorganisms.

These pollutants are smaller than 0.3 microns, and even the HEPA filter isn’t capable of getting rid of these micro particles.

If you do not replace the UV-C bulb, you won’t be able to utilize your air purifier to its full functionality.

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2)Red light blinking under the power button or on circular ring on your Homedics air purifier.

If you see the red light blinking under the power button your Homedics air purifier, then it means the current filter is completely filled with dust and paicles and is of no use.

When you see this blinking red light on your air purifier you should immediately replace the old filter with a new one. If the filter is not replaced it will impact the the air purifier’s performance and result in poor air quality in the room .

Solution

You can fix this issue by changing the Homedics air purifier filter. Once you have replaced the filter, you must reset the filter light to get rid of the blinking red light.

The filter light resetting can be done very easily by pressing the “ion button” located on the control panel continuously for 5–10 seconds.

Resetting the filter light turns off the blinking red light and helps the Homedics air purifier start its filter life timer.

Conclusion

In two cases, you will see the red light blinking on your Homedics air purifier. If you see the red light flashing near the power button or in some models on the central circular ring, then it suggests that the air purifier filter is saturated with dust and pollutants and should be changed immediately.

If you notice the red light on the UV-C indicator on your Homedics air purifier, in this case the UV-C bulb which is responsible for the UV light technology in the Homedics humidifier, has burned out and needs replacement.

In the first case you need to change the filter and in the second case you need t change the UV-C bulb to solve the Homedics air purifier red light issue.

FAQ’s

How do I reset my Homedics filter light ?

Once you have replaced your Homedics air purifier with a new one, you need to reset the filter light. Resetting the filter light is important as it tells the air purifier about the newly installed filter. When the air purifier learns about the new filter, it restarts its filter life timer.

The filter light can be easily reset by long pressing the ion button for 5- 10 seconds.

How long does homedics air purifier filter last ?

As suggested by the company, you should replace your Homedics air purifier filter every 10–12 months. The lasting capacity of the filter also depends on the usage and amount of pollutants in the room where the purifier is kept.

Whenever it’s time to replace the Homedics air purifier filter, you will see a red light blinking on your air purifier.

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