If your Shark purifier is always at a zero, this is likely because you have a poor air quality percentage, or because your filter needs to be replaced.
Air purifiers can be extremely beneficial, because they filter out both outdoor and indoor pollutants and particles, leaving your air much fresher.
If your Shark air purifier is always displaying a 0, this means that it is not functioning optimally and that you may have a faulty sensor, poor air quality or dirty filters.
The benefits of using an air purifier
Using an air purifier in your space can be a great way to ensure that your air is cleaner and healthier to breathe, regardless of what the air quality or pollution is like outside.
In fact, not only can air purifiers filter the air coming into your home, but they can also remove various indoor pollution particles that could be causing or aggravating conditions like hay fever and asthma.
Shark air purifier always at 0
Shark air purifiers have always been considered some of the most effective and efficient options on the market.
One of the reasons why Shark air purifiers are so popular is because they provide users with ample information about the air quality in their homes.
Every shark air purifier model is unique, but most of the newer models display everything from the air quality in the space, to the filter life cycle, and everything in between. These elements can be summarized as follows:
- The air quality display: This display can be customized via the “AIR INFO” button and allows you to choose between various display options including the ‘% clean’ air, the ‘time to clean’ or ‘PM’ particulate matter displays.
- The fan speed display: The fan’s speed options will vary based on your model, but it can be increased or decreased with the arrows next to the fan icon.
- The timer display: This allows you to set a timer for how long you want the air purifier to run.
- The filter life display: This display option shows you how much longer your air filter is expected to last.
- The brightness settings: Pressing the brightness button will allow you to set the brightness-level of the display panel.
If your Shark air purifier is always displaying a zero, this could be because your air quality is low (0% clean air).
Alternatively, it could be that your air filter needs to be replaced (there are 0 hours left until the filter needs to be replaced. Fortunately, both of these issues are fairly easy to fix.
Always check your sensors first
Before you try to solve an air quality or filter problem, it is good to ensure that your air purifier does not have a faulty sensor. To do this, you have to unplug your air purifier and move it to a completely different room.
Make sure that this new room is at least 300 square feet away from the other room and that you monitor your air purifier for at least 24 hours afterwards.
If the 0 does not change, you need to contact the Shark support team for further assistance, as the sensor is likely faulty.
What to do if your air quality percentage is 0
If your air quality percentage is the reason why your unit is displaying a 0, then you should also see an amber ring around the display. This warns you that the air quality in the space is poor.
The best thing to do in this instance is to increase your fan speed to the maximum. Then get into the habit of setting the air purifier to “Auto,” so that it can optimize the fan speed for your needs.
How to change your Shark air purifier’s air filters
The air filters in an air purifier are a crucial part of how the machine works. They are the part that filters out all of the harmful particles in the air.
As these particles are filtered out, they build up on the surface of the filter, which can prevent proper airflow and is why they need to be replaced regularly.
To do this, you can switch off and unplug the air purifier and then remove the panel covering the filter by pressing on the tabs. You can then simply slide out the old filter and replace it with a new one.
Be sure to remove the plastic from the filter before placing it back into the air purifier, as the 0 will remain if the airflow through the filter is impaired by additional plastic.