How Much Does Air Purifier Repair Cost?

Typical Range:

$172 - $719

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Updated November 30, 2021

Written by HomeAdvisor.

It will cost an average of $417 to repair an air purifier, with a high cost of $1,640 and a low cost of $65. However, repair costs vary widely depending on what you need to do; fixing a motor will be expensive, but replacing an air filter will not.

This guide breaks down the factors that go into air purifier repair and how much you can expect to pay in your situation.

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National Average $417
Typical Range $172 - $719
Low End - High End $65 - $2,000

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 993 HomeAdvisor members.

Average Cost to Repair an Air Purifier

Average Cost$360
High Cost$1,640
Low Cost$65

Air Purifier Repair Prices

What you’ll pay for air purifier repair will vary widely depending on what type of repair you need. Here are the costs for various air purifier parts and components and what it will cost to replace them:

  • Remote Control: $30–$50

  • Eyebolts: $10–$20

  • Washers: $10–$15 for 100 washers

  • Odor Absorber: $15–$20

  • HEPA Filter: $25–$50

  • Circuit Board: $3–$10

  • Motor: $550 on average

Air Purifier Repair Cost

You will generally pay $455 per hour for labor to repair an air purifier. However, in some cases, the professional will charge by the service. For example, a typical dirty air filter repair costs about $50 for a house call fee plus the cost to replace the air filter. A routine maintenance call will cost an average of $120.

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Air Purifier Repair Cost Factors

The amount you pay for air purifier repair will depend on several key factors.

Type of Repair

Simple repairs, such as replacing an air filter, are inexpensive. In fact, that's a repair you may be able to figure out on your own, meaning you'd only have to pay for the filter. However, more extensive repairs, like replacing the air purifier's motor, will require a professional and cost more for parts and labor.

Size of Unit

Air purifiers come in different sizes, ranging from small units to large appliances. Generally, the larger the air purifier, the more expensive its parts are and the more difficult it is to fix.

Quality of Purifier

High-quality air purifier models cost more to fix due to having more expensive parts. Cheaper air purifiers may not be worth fixing at all; it may be a better idea to simply replace them if they have issues.

DIY vs. Hire an Air Purifier Repair Pro

In some cases, it makes sense to fix an air purifier yourself. If all you're dealing with is a dirty air filter or a washer that needs replacing, you can probably do that on your own. Also, if you have a cheap air purifier, it probably makes more sense just to replace it rather than call a professional.

But in some cases, you do want to get a pro. If you have an expensive air purifier with a difficult-to-fix issue, like a problem with the motor, you definitely want to reach out to an air purification and cleaner repair pro near you. They can examine your air purifier, make some recommendations, and provide you with a quote. They may even advise that you install a new central air cleaner.

The professional’s recommendations should at least arm you with the information you need before you decide whether to do it yourself or not.

FAQs

When should I replace my air purifier filter?

You should replace an air purifier filter every 12 months on average. Also, clean out the mesh pre-filter every 2 to 4 weeks to get your air purifier in top working order. If you’re unsure if it’s time to replace the filter or wonder if your purifier is working as it should, the cost of a home air quality test is $420 on average and will tell you whether the purifier needs attention.

How do you extend the life of an air purifier filter?

To reduce how often you replace your air filter, you can extend its life by improving indoor air quality by using a vent while cooking or not smoking in the house, among other things. This will help it do a more efficient job of taking care of dust, pollen, and other irritating particles. If you can't make those adjustments, you'll just have to accept more frequently replacing the filter.

What is a good brand of air purifiers?

Individual preferences will vary, but some popular brands for air purifiers include PURO²XYGEN, Dyson, Levoit, and Honeywell.

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