4 Myths About Ozone Generators

All About Ozone Ozone Myths

Ozone is a chemical compound that has the power to oxidize odors and bacteria in water. Below, we bust common myths about ozone generators.

Myth: Any air ozone generator will kill mold and mildew, and remove smoke damage out of a room or home.

False, this statement just isn’t true. The ozone generator must produce at least 7,000 mg per hour for it to work on these tough complaints. A lighter weight machine will freshen the air temporarily, not eradicate mold spores. The A7K is the most powerful air unit we produce at 7,000 mg/hr.

Myth: One treatment with an air ozone generator will keep mold and mildew away.

Sometimes more than one treatment is needed, depending on the infestation. We recommend treating a room gradually. Begin with a four hour treatment and repeat as necessary. For a complete guide to ozone generator mold removal, click here

Myth: It is safe to be in the room with a 3,000-mg ozone generator.

False, ozone generators should be used in unoccupied areas. We recommend the three P’s: no People, Pets, or Plants. However, weaker units like the Aqua-6 (600 mg/hr) are safe to be around while you're in the room. Exposure to ozone at high concentrations can cause permanent damage to your lungs.

Our in-home water generators are designed to produce just the right amount of ozone to effectively sanitize your water, but not strong enough to exceed recommended EPA levels. The current EPA standard for in-air ozone is .05 ppm. Ozone also has a 20-30 minute half-life in the air meaning that its concentration will break down quickly.

Myth: Ozone is safe for all the materials in my pool.

False, ozone is capable of breaking down some materials. To be safe, you must ensure that all your equipment is ozone resistant. Read the chart below to determine if your materials are ozone resistant. 


Ozone Resistance Levels - Ozone Compatibility

To take advantage of ozone in your own home, click here

For pool and spa applications, click here

For air applications, we recommend our Air Series

Have additional questions about ozone generators? Give our office a call at (502) 499-4977. 


When operating an ozone generator, please remember to remove people, pets, and plants from the area. Be sure to leave the area being treated immediately and only return once the ozone has dissipated. Under most conditions, the treated area should be safe to return to 30 minutes to 1 hour after the unit stops producing ozone. Treated spaces or buildings should be well-ventilated prior to re-entry.

In case of accidental leakage of ozone, keep the ozone generator in a 
well- ventilated area. 
Ozone generators emit ozone. Do not inhale ozone. 
Ozone generators generate high voltage. 
Our ozone generators are designed and distributed by A2Z Ozone, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky USA. EPA Est.: 95432-KY-1. Produced and made in China.

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  • A2Z Ozone on

    We love to hear it, Richard! Thank you for your feedback.

  • Richard Griner on

    Best and most accurate article on ozone generators I’ve read, and I have worked with ozone for 30 years.

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