Should you’re a home-owner and your private home has lately suffered water injury, smoke injury, mould infestation, or the dreaded “scent of loss of life” from an expired rodent in a crawl area, then you definately’ve most likely learn that an ozone generator would possibly simply be the reply to your issues. Nevertheless, with so many various kinds of ozone machines in the marketplace, how is one to decipher between reality, fiction, and pure unadulterated BS? I’ve a couple of suggestions that can aid you keep away from getting ripped off and aid you make a sensible ozone generator shopping for choice.
The very first thing you need to notice is that the ozono generatorius business as an entire is just not regulated by any authorities company. Greater than half of the so known as ozone generator producers are nothing however Web opportunists attempting to money in on a excessive priced, considerably in demand product. These unscrupulous distributors make their overpriced ozone machines in their very own garages, set-up a web site that makes every kind of outrageous claims as to the output capabilities of their ozone machines, then promote their web site within the Search Engines. A certain fireplace method to weed out a couple of of those distributors is to do a Google search of their enterprise handle then use the “road view” function by dragging and dropping the “little man icon” onto the road proper in entrance of their enterprise handle. Should you see a residential residence, you would possibly wish to keep away from that vendor. Why? It is simple to close down your operations while you’re doing enterprise from residence. Once you put money into a enterprise location, it reveals you are in it for the lengthy haul and it is more durable to stroll away from a “brink and mortar” location than it’s from a house run enterprise. Why do you have to care that the seller is in enterprise for the lengthy haul? As a result of ozone mills are liable to fail because of the very corrosive nature of ozone and the damaging results it has on the metallic elements inside switches, timers, relays, and so on. Identical goes for eBay distributors who purchase quite a lot of ozone machines with out additionally investing in substitute components. When their provide runs out, they’re out of the ozone enterprise, and also you’re left with an costly door cease when your machine fails in due time.
As soon as you discover an ozone machine that tickles your fancy and also you’re prepared to speculate your hard-earned cash, the following query one should ask themselves is “How do I do know if this machine actually places out as a lot ozone as the seller claims? Ozone generator producers do not must validate the ozone machines they promote to make sure they’re producing the quantity of ozone being claimed. I’ve seen some distributors declare 16,000 to 20,000 milligrams per hour but once we examined these machines in our store with our ozone meter, they produced 3000-5000 mg/h. That is fairly an enormous distinction between what is definitely being produced and what’s being claimed. How then are you able to make certain the ozone generator you buy is definitely producing the quantity of ozone being marketed? Easy! Ask the seller the next questions in an e-mail (future fodder for a 100% a reimbursement do you have to check the machine and discover the data supplied was incorrect)
QUESTION #1. How Many Volts is the Energy Provide! An ozone generator creates ozone by creating an electrical spark that splits oxygen within the air. As a way to accomplish this feat, you need to create a excessive voltage electrical spark. A easy rule I’ve noticed within the lab and nicely acknowledged within the ozone business is 3000 volt transformer can produce round 3000 mg/h of ozone per hour when connected to a excessive voltage ozone aspect or six or extra MICA plates at 40% humidity or much less. Every Mica plate can produce a most of about 400 milligrams of ozone per hour IF it’s correctly put in because of the weak electrical spark it’s able to producing from the wire mesh. Should you personal a MICA plate ozone generator, view the plate at nighttime. It will not gentle up very vivid, very dimly as a matter of reality. The sorts of ozone plates that flip vivid purple at nighttime are known as “Excessive Voltage Ozone Components” and so they can produce round 3000-4000 mgh per plate when fed with a 3000-4000 volt energy transformer. Some of these plates glow purple, nearly like UV lamp, at nighttime. They create a really sturdy electrical spark that’s far more environment friendly at producing ozone vs the quaint MICA plates. As a matter of reality a 4000 volt transformer and ozone aspect solely makes use of about 35 watts of electrical energy, now that is environment friendly! Due to this fact, Tip #1 is to ask the seller to e-mail you in writing the precise voltage, amps, and watts utilized by their energy transformers and what number of and which sort of ozone plates their machines use. If a vendor claims for example their machine produces 16 to 20 thousand milligrams of ozone per hour however their machine solely makes use of one 5000 volt transformer, then you definately’ll issues simply do not add up.
QUESTION #2. What sort of ozone aspect does the ozone machine use? Imagine it or not, some distributors will attempt to persuade you that the ozone parts of their machines are “everlasting” and can final perpetually. People, there isn’t any such factor as a everlasting ozone plate! If utilized in 90-100% humidity, even the costly excessive voltage ozone plates will solely final 20-40 hours. Ozone mills usually are not made for use in 90% plus humidity! In humid areas, you will need to run the air con or a dehumidifier in an effort to carry out a shock remedy. Tip #2 subsequently is to assume twice earlier than shopping for an ozone generator from a vendor who does not supply substitute ozone plates or makes a machine that makes use of “MICA” plates.
Upon getting these solutions in writing, save the e-mail in case it’s essential use it to acquire a refund sooner or later. Once you obtain your ozone generator, have an area electrician buddy of the household (or rent somebody) to open your ozone generator and provides it the as soon as over and check the energy (in volts) of the ability transformer. Should you uncover the acknowledged voltage does not match the marketed voltage, ask for a refund. In any case, what you are shopping for while you purchase an ozone generator are excessive voltage energy transformers, not a slick gross sales pitch! The trustworthy distributors will clearly state their machines specs on their web sites and through e-mail if requested. They will additionally offer you an image of the within of their items and disclose the quantity of plates, sort used, and so on. You ought to be weary of distributors who maintain this data near the vest or refuse to go on the report with this data.