Create a Festive Home With Essential Oils & Your Furnace Filter | Columbia Heating and Cooling Portland, Oregon
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Create a Festive Home With Essential Oils & Your Furnace Filter

During the winter, your windows and doors stay closed and can cause the air in your home to get a little stagnant. An easy way to combat air polluted with smells from food, pets, etc., is to add a little essential oil fragrance* to your furnace filter. Your central air system will do all the work by distributing your favorite scent throughout your home.

Another benefit to adding essential oils to your furnace filter? They’re a chemical-free alternative to commercial air fresheners and can replace frequent usage of fragrance sprays, candles, diffusers, and more.

Read the steps below to learn how to add essential oils to your furnace filter and create a festive atmosphere throughout your entire home.

Add Fragrance in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Replace your dirty or clogged filter before you apply essential oils. Use a new furnace filter for the best results.
  1. Choose one or more essential oils to apply to your furnace filter. Combine oils to create your own fragrance, like lavender and eucalyptus or sandalwood and rose. Try using seasonal scents, like cinnamon or balsam, during the holidays.
  1. Place 15-20 drops (maximum of 20 drops) of essential oil fragrance directly onto your furnace filter. Disperse drops throughout entire filter. Don’t confine drops of fragrance to one single area.
  1. Install your new furnace filter and enjoy the fragrance for up to 30 days.

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*Note: Please keep in mind that some essential oils may be harmful to pets. Every animal is different and will react accordingly. Consult with your veterinarian before using essential oils. After using essential oils on your furnace filter, be sure to observe your pets’ reactions. Avoid high-phenol oils, like oregano and thyme, and citrus oils around cats.