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Introduction
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With this new home air purifier, you breathe cleaner air in your new
or newly decorated home. For the best result, place the New home air
purifier in a room where you spend most of your time, e.g. your bedroom,
living room, or children’s room.
There are many pollution sources. In a new or newly decorated home,
there is high condensation of formaldehyde and other harmful gases
coming from furniture, paints and smoking, and etc. Because of these
harmful gases are invisible and odorless, they can affect your health. The
New home air purifier filters off these harmful gases quickly and effectively.
Furthermore, it can also filter out pollutants such as pollens, airborne
particles that can affect your well-being. With our new home air purifier, it
improves the air quality and ensures you and your family members breathe
cleaner air at your home.
Filtration in a professional and credible way
The new home air purifier has all-in-one High capacity formaldehyde
new home filter that ensures the best air quality in your new or newly
decorated home:
-- Stage 1: The pre-filter has been treated with antibacterial substances. It
catches big particles like human hair, pet hair etc.
-- Stage 2: The high capacity formaldehyde new home filter* effectively
removes formaldehyde, odors, and other volatile organic compounds
(VOCs).
* New home filter AC4147 supplied with AC4076 and AC4016.
General description (Fig. 1)
A Air quality light ring
B Fan speed indicator
C Air quality sensor outlet
D Air quality sensor
E Air quality sensor inlet
F Handle
G Air outlet
H Air inlet
I Cord storage facility
J Mains cord
K Control panel
1 Light sensor for night mode
2 AIR QUALITY on/off button with light
3 Power on/off button
4 SILENT button with light
5 Power-on button with light
6 FAN SPEED button with light
7 AUTO button with light
8 Fan speed lights (1, 2, 3 and boost power)/filter replacement lights
9 FAN SPEED indications
10 REPLACE FILTER indications
L Filter 2: High capacity formaldehyde / particle new home filter
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M Filter 1: pre-filter
N Front panel
Important
Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and save it for
future reference.
Danger
-- Do not let water or any other liquid or flammable
detergent enter the appliance to avoid electric
shock and/or a fire hazard.
-- Do not clean the appliance with water or any
other liquid or a (flammable) detergent to avoid
electric shock and/or a fire hazard.
Warning
-- Check if the voltage indicated on the bottom
of the appliance corresponds to the local mains
voltage before you connect the appliance.
-- If the mains cord is damaged, you must have it
replaced by Philips, a service centre authorised by
Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to
avoid a hazard.
-- Do not use the appliance if the plug, the mains
cord or the appliance itself is damaged.
-- This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
-- Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
-- Do not block the air inlet and outlet, e.g. by placing
items on the air outlet or in front of the air inlet.
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Caution
-- This appliance is not a substitute for proper
ventilation, regular vacuum cleaning or use of an
extractor hood or fan while cooking.
-- If the wall socket used to power the appliance
has poor connections, the plug of the appliance
becomes hot. Make sure you plug the appliance
into a properly connected wall socket.
-- Always place and use the appliance on a dry, stable,
level and horizontal surface.
-- Leave at least 20cm free space behind and on both
sides of the appliance and leave at least 30cm free
space above the appliance.
-- Do not place anything on top of the appliance and
do not sit on the appliance.
-- Do not place the appliance directly below an air
conditioner to prevent condensation from dripping
onto the appliance.
-- Make sure all filters are properly installed before
you switch on the appliance.
-- Only use the original Philips filters specially
intended for this appliance. Do not use any other
filters.
-- Avoid knocking against the appliance (the air inlet
and outlet in particular) with hard objects.
-- Always lift or move the appliance by the handle at
the back of the appliance.
-- Do not insert your fingers or objects into the air
outlet.
-- Do not use this appliance when you have
used indoor smoke-type insect repellents or
in places with oily residues, burning incense or
chemical fumes.
-- Do not use the appliance near gas appliances,
heating devices or fireplaces.
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-- Always unplug the appliance after use and before
you clean it.
-- Do not use the appliance in a room with
major temperature changes, as this may cause
condensation inside the appliance.
-- The appliance is only intended for household use
under normal operating conditions.
-- Do not use the appliance in wet surroundings or in
surroundings with high ambient temperatures, such
as the bathroom, toilet or kitchen.
-- The appliance does not remove carbon monoxide
(CO) or radon (Rn). It cannot be used as a safety
device in case of accidents with combustion
processes and hazardous chemicals.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This Philips appliance complies with all applicable standards and regulations
regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Before first use
Placing the filters
The appliance comes with all filters fitted inside, but you have to remove
the packaging of the filters before you can use the appliance. Remove all
filters, unpack them and place them back into the appliance as described
below.
Tip: Place the appliance against a wall for more stability when you remove or
insert filters.
Note: Make sure you insert the filters in the correct position.
1Place your fingers in the recesses of the side panels and gently pull
the top part of the front panel towards you. Then lift the hooks at
the bottom of the panel out of the bottom of the appliance.
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2Remove the filters from the appliance.
3Take out the new filter from the packaging material.
4Put filter 2 (New home filter) back into the appliance.
Note: Make sure that the side with the tag is pointing towards you.
5Place filter 1 (pre-filter) in the appliance.
Note: Make sure that the side with the two projections is pointing towards you.
Note: Make sure that all hooks are properly attached to the appliance.
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6To reattach the front panel, insert the bottom hooks into the bottom
of the appliance first (1). Then push the panel against the body of the
appliance (2).
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Using the appliance
1Put the plug in the wall socket
 All lights go on twice and you hear a beep. Then the lights go out
again. 
2Press the on/off button to switch on the appliance.
 The power-on light, the AUTO light, and the AIR QUALITY light on
the control panel go on.
 The air quality light ring shows the quality of the air.
Air quality indication
Colour
Air quality
Blue
very good
Deep purple
good
Purple
fair
Red
bad
To switch off the air quality light ring, press the AIR QUALITY button.
Note:The air quality light ring automatically goes on when the appliance is
switched on.
 The appliance automatically starts operating in the AUTO mode.
To  switch off the appliance, press the on/off button again and unplug the
appliance.
Note:When the humidity level in the room is very high, it is possible that
condensation develops on the air quality sensor. As a result, the AIR QUALITY
light on the control panel and the air quality light ring may indicate that the
air quality is bad even though the air quality is good. In this case,  the auto
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mode causes the appliance to run at high fan speed.You can solve this by
cleaning the air quality sensor. If condensation develops frequently during
periods of high humidity, we advise you to use one of the manual speed
settings.
Fan speed lights/filter replacement lights
-- The lights on the right-hand side of the control panel have a dual
function: they either indicate the fan speed or they indicate that the
filters should be replaced or cleaned.
-- When lights 1 to 2 light up continuously, they indicate the current fan
speed.
-- When light 1 flashes, you have to clean the pre-filter. When lights 2
flashes, you have to replace the New home filter.
-- When light 2 and the REPLACE FILTER light are flashing continuously,
the New home filter have to replace, and the appliance is locked (see
chapter ‘Filter replacement lock’ for more information).
Adjusting the air quality sensor sensitivity
People with certain health problems (e.g. allergies or asthma) have a
greater need for healthy air. For this reason, the appliance allows you to
adjust the sensitivity of the air quality sensor. If you set it to higher sensitivity
level, the appliance starts cleaning the air at lower pollution level.
There are 3 sensitivity levels:
-- standard
-- sensitive
-- extra sensitive
The pollution sensor is set to standard sensitivity by default. You can adjust
the sensitivity of the air quality sensor in the following way:
1If the appliance is already plugged in, unplug the appliance and wait
for a few minutes.
2Press the AIR QUALITY button and simultaneously put the mains
plug in the wall socket.
 The appliance beeps twice and one of the fan speed lights flashes to
show the current sensitivity level of the air quality sensor.
Sensitivity level:
Fan speed light
Sensitivity level
extra sensitive
sensitive
standard
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3Press the FAN SPEED button to adjust the sensitivity level of the air
quality sensor.
 One of the fan speed lights flashes to show the set sensitivity level of
the air quality sensor.
4Press the on/off button to switch off the appliance.
Note:When you change the sensitivity level, the appliance automatically starts
operating at the set sensitivity level whenever you switch on the appliance.
Auto mode
When the appliance is switched on, the built-in air quality sensor
automatically measures the ambient air quality. When the auto mode is
activated, the appliance selects the most appropriate fan speed for the
measured air quality.
1Press the on/off button to switch on the appliance.
2Press the AUTO button to activate the auto mode.
Note:When the appliance is operating in another mode and you want to
activate the auto mode, simply press the AUTO button.
 The AUTO light goes on.
 The FAN SPEED light indicates at which fan speed the appliance is
operating.
Note:When the air quality is very good and the appliance operates at a very
low fan speed, the FAN SPEED light for the lowest speed setting does not go
on. In this case only the power-on light and the AUTO light are on.
Note:The built-in air quality sensor measures the air quality and automatically
selects the appropriate speed setting to ensure the best possible air quality in
your room.  When the air is clean, the appliance stops running.When the air
quality deteriorates, the appliance starts running at a low fan speed and noise
level so that the energy consumption is minimised.
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Night mode
The appliance works in harmony with its surroundings. In auto mode, the
appliance automatically switches to night mode when the room in
which it is operating becomes dark. When the room has been dark for
3 minutes, the lights of the appliance go out, the fan speed and noise
level are reduced and the energy consumption is minimised. If the room
becomes bright again for 5 minutes or longer, the appliance resumes
normal operation.
In night mode, the automatic control is still active. If the air is clean, the
lights and the fan are off. If the air quality deteriorates, the appliance is
activated and the lights and the fan come on again.
Note:The night mode only works when the appliance is operating in the auto
mode.
Fan speed
If you do not use the auto mode, you can select the desired fan speed
yourself.
1Press the on/off button to switch on the appliance.
2Press the FAN SPEED button one or more times to select the
desired fan speed.
 The corresponding fan speed light and the indications above the
lights show the set fan speed ( , , or ).
 The corresponding fan speed light in the fan speed indicator goes on.
Note: Select boost power ( ) if you need an extra strong airflow when the air
in the room is very dirty. Lights to light go on. 
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Silent mode
When you use the appliance in silent mode, it operates very quietly.
1Press the on/off button to switch on the appliance.
2Press the SILENT button to activate the silent mode.
 The SILENT light goes on.
If you want to go back to the FAN SPEED mode or AUTO mode, simply
press the FAN SPEED or AUTO button.
Cleaning
Always unplug the appliance before you clean it.
Never immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid. 
Never use aggressive or flammable cleaning agents such as bleach or
alcohol to clean any part of the appliance.
Only the pre-filter is washable.
Body of the appliance
Regularly clean the inside and outside of the body to prevent dust from
collecting on the inside and outside.
1Wipe away dust with a soft dry cloth from the body of the appliance.
2Clean the air inlet and the air outlet with a soft dry cloth.
Pre-filter
The pre-filter is washable.
-- Clean the pre-filter when the first filter replacement light flashes to
ensure optimal functioning of the appliance.
1Place your fingers in the recesses of the side panels and gently pull
the top part of the front panel towards you. Then lift the hooks at
the bottom of the panel out of the bottom of the appliance.
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2To remove the pre-filter, grab the two projections and pull the filter
towards you.
3Wash the pre-filter under a running tap. If the pre-filter is very dirty,
use a soft brush to brush away the dust.
Tip: Alternatively, you can clean the pre-filter by removing the dust with a
vacuum cleaner.
4Air-dry the pre-filter.
Note: Make sure that the pre-filter is completely dry. If it is still wet, bacteria
may multiply in it and shorten the lifetime of the pre-filter.  
5Put the pre-filter back into the appliance. Attach all hooks properly
to the appliance.
Note: Make sure that the side with the two projections is pointing towards you.
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6To reattach the front panel, insert the bottom hooks into the bottom
of the appliance first (1). Then push the panel against the body of the
appliance (2).
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Air quality sensor
Clean the air quality sensor every 2 months for optimal functioning of
the appliance. Clean it more frequently if you use the appliance in a dusty
environment.
Note:When the humidity level in the room is very high, it is possible that
condensation develops on the air quality sensor. As a result, the AIR QUALITY
light on the control panel and the air quality light ring may indicate that the air
quality is bad even though the air quality is good. In this case you have to clean
the air quality sensor or use one of the manual speed settings.
1Clean the air quality sensor inlet and the air quality sensor
outlet with a soft brush.
2Remove the air quality sensor cover.
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3Clean the air quality sensor, the dust inlet and the dust outlet with a
lightly moistened cotton swab.
4Dry them with a dry cotton swab.
5Reattach the air quality sensor cover.
Filter replacement
Filter maintenance
This appliance is equipped with the Healthy air protect lock to ensure that
the filters are in optimal condition when the appliance is operating.
When one of the filters is almost full and has to be cleaned or replaced,
the appropriate filter replacement light starts to flash. When you do
not replace the New home filter, the appliance stops operating and the
appliance is locked.
When the appliance is locked, the filter replacement light of the filter
concerned lights up on continuously.
Note: Only replace a filter when the filter replacement light flashes. If you
replace the filter before the filter replacement light starts flashing, the lifetime
counter will not be reset but will continue counting the lifetime of the previous
filter. As a result, the filter replacement light will start flashing much too soon.
Filter replacement lights
The filter replacement lights indicate which filter has to be cleaned or
replaced.
-- Filter replacement light 1 flashes: filter 1 (the pre-filter) has to be
cleaned. See chapter ‘Cleaning’ for further instructions.
-- Filter replacement light 2 flashes: the New home filter has to be
replaced.
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Healthy air protect lock
If you do not replace the filter in time, the appliance stops operating
approx. 2 weeks after the filter replacement light started flashing.When the
appliance is locked, it does not operate until you have replaced with the
new filter and pressed the reset button.
Note:When filter replacement lights 2 and REPLACE FILTER on the control
panel are on continuously, the appliance is locked (see section ‘Filter
maintenance’ in this chapter for more information).
How long it takes before the appliance is locked depends on the operating
time and speed level selected after the filter replacement alert.
Approximately 1 day before the appliance locks, it beeps every 30 minutes
to inform you that one of the filters needs to be replaced.
When the appliance is locked, you hear a beep when you press any button.
You can switch off the appliance by pressing the on/off button.
If the appliance is locked:
1Check which filter needs to be replaced (see section ‘Filter
replacement lights’).
2Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
3Replace the appropriate filter (see section ‘Replacing the filters’).
Replacing the filters
Tip: Place the appliance against a wall for more stability when you remove or
insert filters. 
1Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
2Place your fingers in the recesses of the side panels and gently pull
the top part of the front panel towards you. Then lift the hooks at
the bottom of the panel out of the bottom of the appliance.
3To remove filter 1 (pre-filter), grab the two projections and pull the
filter towards you.
4To remove filter 2 (New home filter), grab its tag and pull it towards
you.
5Discard the filter that needs to be replaced and unpack the new
filter.
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6Put filter 2 (New home filter) back into the appliance.
Note: Make sure that the side with the tag is pointing towards you.
7Put filter 1 (pre-filter) back into the appliance.
Note: Make sure that the side with the two projections is pointing towards you.
Note: Make sure that all hooks are properly attached to the appliance. 
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8To reattach the front panel, insert the bottom hooks into the bottom
of the appliance first (1). Then push the panel against the body of the
appliance (2).
9Put the plug in the wall socket and switch on the appliance again.
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10Press the filter reset button with a thin tool.
Note:You do not need to press the filter reset button after cleaning filter 1
(pre-filter).
Note:You cannot reset the appliance when you replace a filter before its filter
replacement light starts flashing.
Note:You cannot reset the appliance if it is not plugged in and switched on.  
Storage
To store the mains cord, wind it round the cord storage facility at the
bottom of  the appliance.
Accessories
New filters are available under the following type numbers:
Filter
Type number
Filter 2: H
igh Capacity Formaldehyde / Particle
New Home filter
AC4147
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Environment
-- Do not throw away the appliance with the normal household waste
at the end of its life, but hand it in at an official collection point for
recycling. By doing this, you help to preserve the environment.
Guarantee and service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips
website at www.philips.com or contact the Philips Consumer Care Centre
in your country (you find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee
leaflet). If there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your
local Philips dealer.
Troubleshooting
This chapter summarises the most common problems you could
encounter with the appliance. If you are unable to solve the problem with
the information below, contact the Consumer Care Centre in your country.
Problem
Possible solution
Buttons are not
responding.
Replace the New home filter when the filter replacement light started
flashing and the appliance has sounded every 30 minutes after approx.
2 weeks. Replace the filter and reset the appliance (see chapter ‘Filter
replacement’) so that the appliance can operate again.
No air comes out of the
air outlet
The appliance is not switched on. Put the plug in the wall
socket and switch on the appliance.
The air quality is good and the auto mode is activated. In this case, the
appliance switches off automatically when the air is clean to save electricity.
The fan speed does not
change when the AUTO
mode is activated.
When the room becomes dark, the night mode is activated automatically
when the appliance is in auto mode. In this case, the fan speed is set to a
very low level. If you want to change the fan speed, press the FAN SPEED
button one or more times to set the desired fan speed.
The airflow that comes
out of the air outlet is
significantly weaker than
before.
The pre-filter is dirty. Clean the pre-filter (see chapter ‘Cleaning’).
You haven’t removed all packaging material from the filters. Make sure that
you have removed all packaging material.
The air quality does not
improve, even though
the appliance has been
operating for a long time.
One of the filters has not been placed in the appliance. Make sure that
all filters are properly installed in the following order, starting with the
innermost filter: 1) New home filter, 2) pre-filter.
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Possible solution
The air quality sensor is wet. The humidity level in your room is high and
causes condensation. Make sure that the air quality sensor is clean and dry
(see chapter ‘Cleaning’).
The colour of the air
quality light ring and the
air quality light always stays
the same.
The air quality sensor is dirty. Clean the air quality sensor (see
chapter ‘Cleaning’).
There is not enough ventilation in the room. Open a window, to improve
the air circulation.
I need cleaner air because
I have an allergy.
You can change the air quality sensor sensitivity (see chapter ‘Using the
appliance’) to make the appliance clean the air even better.
The appliance is extra
loud.
You haven’t removed all packaging material from the filters. Make sure that
you have removed all packaging material.
The appliance still indicates Perhaps you did not press the filter reset button properly. Plug in the
that I need to replace a
appliance, press the on/off button and press the filter reset button with a
filter, but I already did.
flat tool.
The appliance stops
operating, although the
power-on light is still on.
The built in quality sensor has determined that the air quality is good and
that the air does not need to be cleaned anymore. When the air quality
deteriorates, the appliance starts running at a low fan speed and noise
level so that the energy consumption is minimised.
The appliance does not
work. Fan speed lights 1
and 2 flash, all other lights
are out.
This is a component defect. Contact the Consumer Care Centre in your
country (you find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If
there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your local Philips
dealer.
The appliance does not
work. The air quality
light ring flashes blue, all
other lights are out.
This is air particle sensor error or an air particle sensor and gas sensor
error. Contact the Consumer Care Centre in your country (you find
its phone number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no
Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your local Philips dealer.
The air quality light ring
keeps flashing purple.
This is a gas sensor error. Switch off the appliance and unplug it. Take the
appliance to your Philips dealer or an authorised Philips service centre.
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