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Good Air Quality Matters - How Ozone Generators Can Help

Written by Kevin Robinson

Date Published: Tuesday May 28, 2024
Est. Reading: 4 minutes

We all know that good air quality makes a difference in our lives. What we may not all appreciate is how much of a difference it can make.


Air Quality for a Better Life

Remember when you were a child and there always seemed to be someone telling you to ‘go out and get some fresh air’? At the time you probably resented it, but as an adult you really start to understand what they meant. Even if you didn’t already appreciate the importance of better air quality, the pandemic showed us all how important it really is.

Good air quality is not just pleasant, it contributes to better health.  Clean air can help reduce the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and similar issues. It also minimises the occurrence of allergies and irritations that can affect the eyes, nose, and throat. Prolonged exposure to polluted air has even been linked to more severe health issues such as heart disease, and research seems to indicate that it can have a detrimental impact on Alzheimer’s and cognitive function.

While there is clear evidence that it has health benefits, good air quality also contributes to a better quality of life. It is reported to enhance sleep quality, reduce stress levels, and promote a general sense of well-being. In environments with clean air, people are more likely to engage in physical activities and even be more productive. Crucially, in the current challenging economy, people are also less likely to catch the latest bug that is going around. That means they means a business will experience fewer sick days and a less cost.


Image of Ozofresh Eclipse Pro Ozone GeneratorHow Ozofresh Products Can Help with Air Quality

When you use one of our Eclipse, Aura or Plugin range you will harness the natural power of ozone. Ozone generators are designed to improve air quality by producing ozone (O3), a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms. O3 is a powerful oxidising agent that can neutralise pollutants, bacteria, viruses, and odours in the air. Surprising as it may sound and ozone generator uses no harmful chemicals, does not need refilling or use consumables and simply uses the oxygen around it to kill odours and improve air quality. See our video here for an explanation of how Ozofresh products work.

Elimination of Odours

Ozone generators are highly effective in eliminating almost any odour. Where chemical solutions such as sprays and oils simply mask a smell, ozone literally destroys it permanently. The ozone molecules react with odour-causing compounds, breaking them down and neutralising unpleasant smells, leaving the air fresh and clean. We have customers who use ozone to tackle all kinds of lingering odours including smoke, fried and takeaway food, pet smells, cannabis and even body odour and urine. With some of the larger generators, such as the Eclipse series, the ozone will even draw odours out of the soft furnishings and carpets. Once clean, the room remains odour free because the actual source has been attacked and destroyed. Unless the smell is re-introduced, your problem is gone. For somewhere like a hotel or care environment, that is an invaluable result.

Removal of Airborne Contaminants

One property of ozone is that it can neutralise bacteria, viruses, and mould spores in the air and on most surfaces. This is particularly beneficial in environments where hygiene is critical such as care homes, vets, clinics, kitchens and similar environments. By reducing the presence of these harmful microorganisms, ozone generators help create a safer and healthier environment. With the annual threat of Norovirus and every new variant of Covid that emerges, we see more clients incorporating ozone onto their cleaning process. While not strictly an air quality issue, ozone could also help deal with bedbugs and other infestations. Please call us with your specific requirements so our specialists can advise on whether ozone is the right solution for you.


Reduction of Allergens

Our ozone generators have been reported to provide significant relief to allergy sufferers. In some cases we have even been helpful in making life more tolerable for those suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Ozone can certainly have a significant effect on and even neutralise common allergens such as dust mites, pollen, and pet dander, reducing the triggers that cause allergic reactions. This leads to a more comfortable living or working space for allergy sufferers.


Is it safe to use ozone generators where people live and work?

Our smaller generators, such as the Plugin odour removal device or the Aura, are safe to run in the background of a populated area. Ozone is so efficient at odour removal that the very small amount they generate can control odours while remaining substantially below HSE safe levels. As with any powerful cleaning equipment or sanitising device, ozone generators such as the Eclipse Pro, need to be used correctly. Ozone is natural product (you have probably caught the scent of it after a thunderstorm) but just like any gas, high concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals. Our Eclipse machines come with a destruct cycle and very clear instruction on their use are provided. There are a few simple precautions to be taken and you must leave the room empty during operation, but once it is completed, it is entirely safe to enter the space. There will be a residual clean scent of fresh ozone and the room will be odour free, virus free and ready for use.

So, for range of reasons from a more pleasant environment through to some serious health benefits, clean, fresh air, makes a positive difference to us all. Sadly, while it would be lovely to spend all our day out and about in nature, modern living means clean air isn’t always that easy to find.

So, here is our advice… Whenever and wherever you can, throw open the windows and let the outside in. Where you can’t, whether that is because of environment, pollution levels, cold weather or any other reason, Ozofresh have a range of products to help.

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