And as we all know from their clever commercials in which they make a disgusting room smell fresh, Febreze air and fabric fresheners do an excellent job.
The first problem with these air conditioner filters is that they are really expensive. You get 4 filters for about $50. To put that in perspective, you can get a dozen regular air conditioner filters for 20 bucks. So the high cost really put us off when we first saw these air conditioner filters.
But we like the smell of their other products so much that we were willing to take a chance.
So we tried out one of the filters. The package says that they will last for up to 30 days and continue to give off a nice sent for that entire time. We found that, in reality, the pleasant scent must did for only one or two days. Other reviews on these filters confirm our experience.
This really made us think. Why should we spend so much money for air conditioner filters when they don’t even give off the pleasant scent for more than a couple of days?
The Febreze filters are electrostatic. These are our recommended type of air conditioner filters. We particularly like that they do a good job capturing pollutants and bacteria from the air. In particular, electrostatic air conditioner filters (like our recommended Nordic Pure 18x20x1M8-6 MERV 8 Pleated AC Furnace Air Filter, 18x20x1, Box of 6) are able to collect pet dander, mold spores, and dust mites quite well.
At the end of the day, the Febreze filters come in with a couple of positive attributes (namely their electrostatic design and their good cleaning capability), but they will not give you that fresh Febreze scent for very long.