An Ozone Air Purifier Can Bring the Germ-Killing Energy of the Sun Inside Your Home

Ozone Air PurifierAn ozone air purifier is a device that’s designed to clean and freshen air and can be used in a variety of settings, including inside a home. There are several ozone air purifier options on the market these days, but some of the more popular models use a UV light to turn dioxygen – oxygen as it exists in the atmosphere – into ozone. Dioxygen (O2) is made up of two atoms of oxygen, while ozone (O3) is made up of three. The UV light in an ozone air purifier splits the bond between two dioxygen atoms, and the loose, singular oxygen atoms attach to other O2 molecules in the air to form O3, or ozone. However, O3 molecules are not stable, and the third oxygen atom in an O3 molecule is always looking to detach and find another molecule in the air to bond with and oxidize. During this process, hungry single oxygen atoms attach to other particles in the air, oxidize them, and help neutralize the odors those molecules produce, as well.

In addition to creating ozone, the UV radiation produced by an ozone air purifier is a powerful decontaminant in itself. Similar to the energy generated by the sun, UV radiation is harmful to microorganisms like bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses, and thus the sun effectively controls the overgrowth of these microorganisms and prevents their proliferation to dangerous levels in the outdoor environment. On the other hand, UV light and ozone are not naturally present in a tightly controlled indoor environment, where the air is a perfect breeding ground for various microorganisms. In addition, in recent years we’ve become better at making our homes more energy efficient, which keeps our expensive heating and air conditioning inside. An unintended consequence, however, is that allergens, airborne particles, and the toxic compounds found in carpeting, cleaning products, and building materials are prevented from escaping as well.

To address this problem, an ozone air purifier may be mounted in the ductwork of a forced air heating and/or cooling system, where it automatically senses air flowing through the system. First, the air will pass through a UV light zone, where most airborne microorganisms are sterilized or killed. Next, the air passes by an ozone lamp, where any remaining problem odors from pets, smoking, cooking, and other household sources are neutralized. This ongoing process will occur silently in the ductwork whenever the furnace or air conditioning system runs, and there are no messy filters to change.

Contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer for further information on what an ozone air purifier is and how it works. We’ll be pleased to tell you about innovative RainSoft solutions, such as our premium air purifiers, house water purification systems, water softeners, and whole house filtration systems.