How Do You Clean The Filter Of An Electric Air Duster?

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 Filter cleaning is essential for any device to operate at an optimal level. For any blower to blow out powerful air, it’s filtering process has to allow good clean air to come in. A clogged input means a less than par output. Proper air filtering is quite necessary for the efficiency of any unit.

Filters are sometimes taken lightly. We barely change the oil filter or air filter in our cars. We basically forget about the filters in our air conditioners and heating units. There are some that subscribe to the motto “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Too often we will wait until something breaks to pay attention to it’s operation. The new motto should be “If it runs okay, why not make it run better.” Having a clean filter definitely affects the performance of any electric air duster.

You basically have two choices when it comes to filter maintenance. You can either clean the present filter or replace it. The process varies from unit to unit depending on company, make, and model. At any rate, here is a quick overview.


  1. Turn off the unit and allow it to cool if it has been previously used.
  2. Take off any removable covers or parts with a screwdriver.
  3. Remove filter and lightly brush off both sides.
  4. Hold filter under warm running water from faucet to remove further debris.
  5. Place filter on paper towel to drain and air dry.

Re-insert filter into it’s compartment and replace appropriate parts or covers.

{This is simply a general overview . With some units, it is just a matter of popping the filter out, cleaning it, and popping it back in. This again depends on the unit and manufacturer.}

If you choose not to clean the filter, each company should have a support line or contact information that will allow you to order new filters straight from the company. Some filters are more readily available. For instance, filters for the MetroED500 DataVac can be ordered right from Amazon.



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