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Davis Mcdonnald
FilterKing Staff
Posted on 06/13/2018

Scented Air Filters

Scented Air Filters

There are few manufacturers who produce scented air filters, and with good reason. The primary purpose of an air filter is to remove dust particles, smoke, and other germ-carrying, airborne items from your air. While it’s always enjoyable to have a custom scent wafting through your home, tainting air filter materials with perfumes and artificial chemicals that are designed to emulate a specific scent often interferes with the filtering material’s ability to do its job of cleansing the air. 

Standard air filters cleanse the airflow coming through them, improving the indoor air quality of a home. The idea behind scented air filters is that they add an artificial aroma to the cleansed air, but there are a few drawbacks to this concept. 

Scented Air Filters are Difficult to Order

Very few manufacturers have fully explored the scented air filter market. In fact, if you perform a Google search for “scented air filters” you’ll find a few DIY articles about how to make your own scented air filters and a number of online vendors selling wall plug-ins, candles, et cetera. Unless you’re willing to attempt to add your own scent to a commercially-produced filter, you may be out of luck. 

Scented Filters Permeate the Entire House

Unlike the case with a candle, a wall plugin, or incense, a scented air filter will sit in your air-conditioning unit and distribute its odor throughout your entire home. There’s really no escaping it. If you have a family and any of its members have a difference in personal taste, they can’t retreat to their respective rooms to escape the all-enveloping scent that you’ve chosen. If you get tired of smelling the same odor, the only way to get rid of it is to change your filter to one with another scent or replace it with a standard, unscented filter, and then wait for the odor to leave your clothes, carpeting, bedding, etc. 

Let Your Air Filter Do Its Job

Air filters have a singular but very important purpose: to clean your home’s air. A great deal of science and engineering has gone into the development of air filters for them to achieve maximum effectiveness when it comes to scrubbing undesirable elements from the air. Tampering with your air filter to have it produce perfumed air means potentially interfering with the quality of its performance. There are a number of products on the market that are designed to effectively change the aroma of your air. And, if you have the proper filter, you can be relatively certain that the scented candle or air freshener that you’re using is scenting clean air.

All air filters are rated on the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) scale. Air filters with higher ratings have their mesh weave constructed more tightly. The average home uses air filters that fall within the average rating range. The Filter King standard model filter has a MERV rating of 8. The recommended premium model filter has a MERV rating of 11 and is capable of blocking an extensive list of airborne issues.

Have Your Replacement Filters Delivered On Time

We offer air filters at affordable prices, with a wide variety of options to match your size, quantity, and quality needs. The Filter King subscription package even allows for a monthly delivery of new air filters. If your filters are becoming old, ineffective, or breaking down, then it is important to have them changed as soon as possible. Order new filters today and make sure your air is kept fresh, healthy, and smelling clean.