If you’re looking to control bathroom odors with a little high-tech ingenuity, a new toilet seat with a built-in air freshener might be your best bet.
Q: I really enjoy learning about new products from your column, and I just heard that some toilet seats now have built-in air fresheners. How do they work, and will they fit on existing toilets?
A: If you’re looking to control bathroom odors with a little high-tech ingenuity, new toilet seats with built-in air fresheners are indeed available.
And yes, they do fit most existing toilets. Just make sure to order an elongated or round-front seat, depending on the type of toilet you have. These battery-operated deodorizing seats use tiny intake fans and carbon filters to help trap odors. Plus, an integrated air freshener with replaceable aroma pack cartridges adds a pleasant scent to the area.
These special toilet seats can also include extra features like programmable night lights, anti-slip seats and slow-closing lids.
Also, different types of aroma packs are available, so installing a deodorizing toilet seat can make a lot of good scents.