How an Ozone Air Cleaner Works

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How an Ozone Air Cleaner Works
Our team at A/C Medic wants to help you keep your home as comfortable as possible, and one way we do that is by helping you get rid of unpleasant odors. To do this, we use ozone air cleaners to purify the air and remove scent molecules from your property. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how an ozone air cleaner works.

What is Ozone?

To understand how an ozone air cleaner works, you first need to understand what ozone is. Ozone is another form of oxygen gas, but while the molecules in normal oxygen contain a pair of tightly bonded atoms, the molecules in ozone have three oxygen atoms each. An oxygen air cleaner creates a reaction in which standard oxygen molecules are converted into ozone molecules instead.

How Ozone Gets Rid of Odors

Once your ozone air cleaner releases ozone molecules into the air, the ozone will react to various other airborne compounds. Specifically, they will react with scent molecules, including the chemicals that cause pet odors, lingering food smells, smoke scents, and more. The chemical reaction will break the complex, odor-causing molecules into smaller, simpler ones, eliminating the odors they cause.

Reasons to Get an Ozone Air Cleaner

As you have probably figured out, one of the main reasons to get an ozone air cleaner is to keep your home free of odors. However, another great reason to invest in one is to help keep your indoor air supply free of allergens. If anyone in your household is sensitive to airborne contaminants or perfumes, getting an ozone cleaner can relieve their discomfort.