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It’s now been two weeks that I’ve been using the Febreze Air Purifier, an air purifier with optional scent designed for household odor reduction. While the unit comes in three sizes including two tower sizes, I was given the table top model to test drive.
I’m not sure what a HEPTA-Type filter means, but then again I’m not sure what HEPA means – doh! Apparently it’s supposed to remove “up to 99% of air pollutants,” and it seems “pet odors” count!
I tried the purifier next to both of my litter boxes. One, in a my larger room, the living room (note: this product is intended for smaller rooms), and the other at the entrance of my apartment. I use a different type of unscented litter in each, the downstairs a pine-based litter and the one upstairs a corn-based litter.
The unit was very easy to assemble – a huge plus. And has built in reminder lights that come on when the air filter and scent cartridge need to be refilled. Since I’m n0t a fan of covering up smells with other smells, I tried the unit on the purifier setting only and did not activate the scent at all at the start.
I first placed the unit outside the litter box that’s hidden in a storage closet that has no ventilation. This is the room I spend most of my time in, and where I entertain. Given it’s a larger room, I was impressed by how the unit performed. I noticed the difference because I now had to check to see if the litter box had been used instead of knowing by smell!
While it has three cleaning levels I am currently using it on the second setting and haven’t found a need to dial it up at all.
After a few days I turned on the dial scent just to check it out and was please with the crisp, non-cloying smell produced by the Febreze linen & sky™ scent cartridge (which is supposed to last up to 30 days) and decided to keep it on at the low setting. There are two different scents for sale, I just used the one that came with my unit.
Next I placed the purifier next to my downstairs litter box. It worked just as well there on the floor next to my Modko “top loading” litter box that’s exposed at the entrance of my apartment.
Since I spend most of my time in the living room, I’ve decided to keep it up there moving forward, and am very curious to see how the unit performs over time.
I like that it’s ENERGY STAR® qualified but my one complaint is the size. I wish, particularly given the space constraints of living in NYC the unit was a bit smaller and sleeker. But I really cannot complain given it seems to be delivering on what it promises.