Unpacking Your Aera Diffuser
Remove the following items from the package:
- the Aera diffuser
- power cord
- fragrance capsule(s) *included separately if purchased
The placement of Aera in the room is perhaps the most important element to ensure optimal scenting performance and control. Identify a placement location where the fragrance molecules from Aera can use, rather than compete with, the natural air circulation in a room. This is particularly true in air-conditioned spaces. The best location for Aera is “upwind” of the source of the airflow.
Follow these steps to find the ideal spot:
- Stand near the location you would like to place your Aera diffuser.
- Light a candle or match for a moment then blow it out.
- Note the direction the smoke travels.
- Does the smoke move towards the area you want to scent? Great. If not, choose another location and test again.
Quick Tips: Air flow will change if windows and doors are opened. Try different locations and scent levels until you are happy with the scent coverage. Give Aera a little time to equalize the scent after any change in location or scent level.
Please consider the following when choosing a location for your Aera:
- Wherever you decide to place your Aera diffuser, make sure it cannot be tipped over. This may cause some fragrance liquid to leak.
- Keep your diffuser out of reach of children and pets.
- Avoid getting fragrance liquid on wood or delicate surfaces.
- If you want your Aera diffuser to be discreet, it can be located behind or under pieces of furniture, provided there is about ten inches (25cm) of space above the diffuser and plenty of air circulation.
- The location of Aera MUST NOT be near an HVAC return grill, exhaust fan/vent, or open door or window through which air is leaving the space you wish to scent. Remember, you want Aera to work with the natural air circulation, not against it.
Do not place the Aera device within reach of children and pets. Inhaling fragrance directly from the output of the diffuser can cause irritation.
Fragrance Capsule Preparation
- Cut open the bag holding the fragrance capsule (it will not tear).
- Holding the capsule upright, remove the bottom (larger, white) plug first. Do not force the plugs out as a drop or two of fragrance may come with it.
- Slowly remove the smaller (red) plug from the top of the capsule. Pulling too fast could create a vacuum effect that may release drops of fragrance.
TIP: The plugs may have a tiny amount of pure fragrance residue. Use a tissue to remove and do not place on wood or delicate surfaces. Avoid skin contact with fragrance oils.
NOTE: Use provided replacement plugs to reseal fragrance capsule (when not in use).
Positioning Aera in the room is worth careful consideration. Please see the above section ‘Where should I place Aera?’ for greater detail.
- Place your Aera diffuser on a flat surface, in a place where it is unlikely to be knocked over.
- Connect Aera to power by plugging the power cord into the jack located next to the ON/OFF button on the back of the diffuser and plugging the other end into a standard wall outlet. The tapered power cord insert should be flush with the smooth exterior of your Aera diffuser when plugged in correctly.
- Your diffuser should turn on automatically when plugged in. Look for one or more of the LED lights on top to illuminate.
- If not, press the ON/OFF button next to the jack on the back of the diffuser.
TIP: If your planned placement of Aera is outside your normal reach, connect the power and insert the capsule on a convenient, flat surface first and then move Aera to the desired location. Unplugging Aera will not affect any programming.
Inserting the Fragrance Capsule into the Diffuser
Insert the fragrance capsule into the diffuser and press gently to seat the capsule. Press the Eject button on the top, which will lower the capsule.
CAUTION: Do not force the capsule into the diffuser. Always remove both plugs from the capsule before placing in the diffuser.
Basic Scenting Operation and Control
Ready to start scenting your home? Aera is a high-performance, fully adjustable diffuser capable of scenting rooms from 50 to 1000 square feet. Once the fragrance capsule is in the diffuser, you may adjust the scent level to match the room size, air flow, and your preferences. This is a unique and powerful performance capability of Aera. Once you determine your scent setting, you should only need to adjust slightly with different fragrances or environmental conditions.
- The ten LED lights arranged in an arc on the top of the Aera diffuser indicate the scent setting. One LED light is suitable for the smallest spaces and ten is capable of scenting a large room (up to 1000 square feet when optimally placed).
- Set the fragrance intensity by pressing the “+” and “-“ buttons. The LED lights will indicate the current setting.
NOTE: Increasing the scent setting will lead to a stronger, more noticeable fragrance effect in your space, as well as expanding the range of this fragrance effect.
- A quiet hum means the diffuser is operating properly. Aera emits a dry vapor of fragrance molecules at timed intervals, which allows you to continuously experience scenting throughout the room. Aera will run intermittently according to the setting indicated by the LED lights.
- To determine the best scent setting for your room, start at level 5 (half the lights on) and gradually increase or decrease to find your perfect level. If it is not strong enough, or too strong, turn the scent up or down until it is exactly as you want.
IMPORTANT: Do not lean in close to the diffuser to smell the fragrance output when Aera is in operation. Instead, wave air towards your nose with an open hand to experience the fragrance.
TIP: The following chart recommends the scent setting that works best with different sized rooms. We also recommend testing a few scent settings until you are happy with the fragrance effect in the room.
- To replace the fragrance capsule or to change fragrances, press the eject button, wait for the lift mechanism to raise the capsule, and pull up lightly to release. (To prevent fragrance oils from leaking, seal capsules with both plugs when storing.)
- You can change fragrances at any time by repeating the capsule installation instructions.
TIP: Temporarily stop scenting by simply turning the device off with the power button in the back of the unit, or unplug the unit from power.