If your electrostatic air purifier is making a constant snapping sound, it can be very annoying. By their very nature they should snap and arc occasionally. This is most common when they are first turned on or when you have introduced some new particles into the air stream.
Releasing fresh sawdust, or flicking a cigar near your air purifier is probably going to send it into s snapping frenzy. But under normal conditions more than 10 snaps an hour is considered problematic. If you are not sure if you have a problem, please call our customer service pro’s at 800-558-9436.
Most often the cause of an over-zapping air purifier is a dirty filter cell. However, sometimes in a new machine a micro-bur can be dislodged in the shipping process. Micro-burs are tiny slivers of metal usually to small for the eye to see. But, they can cause a short in your electrostatic precipitator cell that can drive you crazy.