Home air fresheners may bring to mind incense, strong-smelling candles, or those little plug-ins that can either fill the room with nice, intermittent puffs of scent or make visitors feel like they’re choking on a cloud of perfume for the duration of their stay. If you are in the market for a new way to freshen the air in your home, it would be worth your while to check out whole house air fresheners. Burning candles, dripping wax, and spilled vials of incense are things of the past. Below are seven considerations when choosing a system for your home.
1. Why Should I Choose a Whole House System?
There are obviously many choices on the market today when it comes to scenting your home’s air. Most of them, however, require constant maintenance. If you choose scented candles, you will need to assure that your candles have been extinguished before you go to bed, before you leave the house, and before any children play in the area near the candle. Plug-in fresheners can be messy, they need to be refilled often, and they can often overwhelm a small area with an unpleasantly strong scent.
Similarly, if you choose to use incense sticks or small essential oil diffusers, you risk pets and children knocking over a bottle of expensive fragrance oil, staining rugs and furniture, and creating too much of a good smell that will linger for weeks to come. A whole house system will not overheat or spill, and it will stay far out of the reach of small hands and eager animals.
2. What Fragrances Could I Use?
This is the best part of owning a whole house air freshener: Choosing what your home will smell like! Say goodbye to the days of wet dog hair and old laundry and welcome in the scent of fresh vanilla, lavender, and lemongrass. Seasonal fragrances, like cedar, spiced cider, and apple are available as well.
If you know without a doubt what fragrances you prefer, you can order them directly from our site. If you would prefer to sample a few scents before committing to your home’s new smell, you can use a sample pack of new and upcoming fragrances. When you purchase your new whole house air freshener, remember that two fragrances are included in the starter set. These bottles will last for one to two months.
3. Can I Disconnect it From My HVAC if I Want To?
Yes, you can. Our systems have a stand-alone option during which they can run in a large area of your home without being connected to your HVAC unit. This is an ideal choice for those who prefer scents only in their bedroom and bathroom area, or conversely, those who want to scent their kitchen and living room with a seasonal fragrance for a special occasion.
If you and your partner frequently argue about the smell of your home and one of you does not like the idea of scenting the air with a fragrance the other one is not likely to enjoy, consider using the standalone option in a particular set of rooms as a compromise. Or, if you have two HVAC units, it’s easy to scent the upstairs with one fragrance and the downstairs with another.
If you have houseguests who do not enjoy a particular scent you have picked, you can easily pause the unit for a short amount of time, air out your home, and start it back up once they leave. Pregnant women, very young children, and elderly people may be more sensitive to smells than the general population. If you have anyone with these special scent-related needs in your family, know that in addition to our fragrances being nontoxic and safe, they are also able to be turned on and off whenever you please.
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4. I Don’t Have Kids or Pets, and I’m Not Forgetful: What’s Wrong With Using Candles?
Even the most responsible homeowner has forgotten to turn off a plug-in, move the incense off the kitchen counter before turning around and accidentally knocking it off, or blow out a candle before she has gone to bed for the night.Your life with a whole house air freshener will be easier and less messy than before — even if you remembered to maintain your previous devices.
In addition to the risks of heat-based air fresheners, you might have to turn your fragrance on, light it, or replace the messy wax pots that attach to those plug-ins on a regular basis. Additionally, the products you choose may contain unhealthy, too-strong fragrances that are not naturally based: Fragrances in candles and incense can contain toxic chemicals, which can irritate individuals with allergies, asthma, or sensitive lungs
5. What if My Whole House Air Freshener Breaks?
There is really no downside to choosing a whole house air freshener — especially when it is paired with generous guarantees and great customer service! Your new air freshener will come with a one-year manufacturer warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. If, for whatever reason, you do not enjoy the lightly scented air provided by your freshener, you can return it within this window.
If your air freshener malfunctions or stops working within the one-year warranty period, contact customer service to see if you qualify for a replacement freshener. Be aware, though, that if you have used untested fragrances or experimented with other oils in the home scent diffuser, you may not be able to take advantage of this policy. Make sure to use the Whole Home Scenting fragrances for best results with the associated air freshener.
Whole house air fresheners can be a wonderful alternative to the messy and at times dangerous air-scenting options like candles, plug-ins, and incense sticks. Do yourself — and your home’s air — a favor by choosing a new unit today from Whole Home Scenting. We will be happy to walk you through your scent options, provide seasonal suggestions, and clarify any questions you may have when selecting your whole house diffuser. Contact Whole Home Scenting today to begin coming home to a healthy, relaxing fragrance.