• Home, Sweet Smelling Home

    November 20, 2019

    Everyday odors can make it difficult to keep a home smelling clean. Here are some traditional solutions, as well as our hassle-free answer to a fresher smelling home.

    • Humans can smell between 10,000 and 100 billion odors, both pleasant and unpleasant.* That might be bacon that sizzled on the stove at breakfast, or the kitty litter Dad forgot to change on Saturday.

      Smells and memory

      What we smell has the power to influence our moods, feelings and memories. Understanding our sense of smell has fueled interest in aromatherapy and research into how a particular odor attaches to a memory.*

      Maybe the emotional impact of what our noses know explains why sales of home fragrance products have been growing at a steady clip, according to an industry group that tracks the numbers.** 

      People crave scents that make them feel good and that make their homes welcoming, with no potential turn-off odors for guests.

      Options, options, options

      Candles, essential oils, diffusers, sprays, plug-ins, potpourri and incense—all of those and more are part of the “air care” business. Yet each of these familiar air freshener techniques has a drawback.

      Candles last only as long as they’re lit, and can add toxic pollutants to your indoor air, specifically paraffin wax candles. Potpourri might seem messy to some, while incense can feel too 1960s to others.

      Try a Filtrete™ Whole House Air Freshener

      Enter another option, one that delivers an even, controllable, fresh fragrance to multiple rooms through your home’s air vents. Filtrete™ Whole House Air Fresheners attach to your HVAC filter. As air blows from the fan, it sends the scent via air ducts all around the home for a consistent, continuously-delivered fresher smell.

      Homeowners can control the amount of scent based on personal preference. And each freshener lasts for about a month, resulting in a longer-lasting option.

      If these effective, efficient fresheners please your powerful sense of smell, then consider it a powerhouse in making your home a place of happy memories.

      Sources:

      * https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2016/08/what-your-nose-knows

      ** https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/2018/hygge-inspires-a-change-in-consumer-attitudes-toward-home-scents--npd-group-finds/