New Molekule air purifiers may emit a temporary odor. Continue reading to learn more about this smell and steps you can take to reduce it.
As with any new product, your Molekule air purifier will have been exposed to dust and other contaminants during the warehousing and shipping of the device. When you first turn on the device you may notice a slight odor as it starts to run. This effect is called off-gassing, and is caused by the release of gases that have been trapped or absorbed in the device during this transit period. Please note that Molekule’s technology is capable of breaking these things down and we aim to minimize this initial off-gassing as much as possible.
Please run your Molekule air purifier consistently for 24-48 hours to allow the device to break down any contaminants that may have settled within the device and on the PECO-Filter, and reach its full efficacy. Running the device will break down any compounds that were picked up in shipping and once they are eliminated any resulting smell should be reduced. If the odor is unpleasant you may want to put the unit in a room that’s not in use, or in a closet until the off-gassing is complete.