How Often do I Need Change my Filters?
Based on our testing filters should be changed every 3 months, although it may be a little longer if you use your Lomi less frequently.
There is a change filter light that will turn on when it's time to refill your refillable filter.
We also offer some amazing subscription options with your purchases to ensure you get all the filters you need when you need them. To check your subscription make sure to check your account here: https://pela.earth/account/login.
Can I Purchase Replacement Filters?
Our filters are REFILLABLE (Yay no waste!) and the refills are available for purchase on our website!
Please note: if you purchase and use filters from another source, your warranty will be rendered void.
What is the Benefit of Lomi Filters?
They are easily changed, ethically sourced, and can breakdown in Lomi, meaning no waste!
How Does Activated Carbon Work and What is it?
Activated carbon is charcoal!
This is a carbon-rich solid that is derived from biomass. Pela’s activated carbon has millions of tiny pores in the activated carbon that increase the total surface area, therefore allowing more gases to be captured. The greater the surface area the greater the adsorption capability of the activated carbon. Essentially, it works like a sponge that can absorb and trap gaseous molecules.
Over time, the gaseous pollutants, odours, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) increasingly fill up the adsorption sites of the activated carbon. Once saturated, the filter can no longer trap pollutants and Lomi’s change filter light will turn on to remind you to change out your filters. When the activated carbon in your filters is ready to be changed, simply throw this used activated carbon in a Lomi cycle with your food waste and pour new activated carbon in your filters. (Note: It's best to add a small amount of activated carbon across 2-3 cycles, rather than adding it all to one cycle). The Lomi filters also absorb moisture and therefore decrease the amount of condensation that would otherwise occur on surfaces behind/beside Lomi’s exit airflow.
Our Engineering team has conducted tons of tests to ensure the quality of the air coming through our filters is well within the permissible limits for clean breathable air. All in all, the Lomi filters ensure that the air coming out of your Lomi is less smelly, purified, and safe.
In comparison to the other filter options available in the market (eg. HEPA or UV), activated carbon filters may not be as efficient because they don’t have a glass fibre filter. But Lomi filters have been designed to ensure it is one of the most environmentally sustainable options and accounts for the least amount of waste.