Frequently Asked Questions When should I replace my Philips EasyLife vacuum's filter? We advise you to clean or replace the filters of your Philips EasyLife every now and then to keep your vacuum in optimal condition. Find out how often per filter. 1. HEPA dust container filter We advise you to replace the HEPA dust container filter once a year. 2. Foam filter In case of normal use, you do not have to replace the foam filter. However, you can replace the foam filter if it is very dirty and cannot be cleaned properly any more or if it is damaged.