BENEFITS OF USING OZONE IN YOUR LAUNDRY
SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS OF USING OZONE IN YOUR LAUNDRY:
Reduced Energy Costs
Typically, sanitizing is achieved with hot water but cold water is best for ozone. This leads to reduced hot-water consumption and, to a lesser extent, reduced drying times resulting in considerable energy savings.
Reduced Water / Sewer Costs
Ozone aids the effectiveness of traditional laundry chemicals, thus reducing the amounts required. Because of this reduction, fewer rinse cycles are needed in the wash. This leads to a reduction in water consumption and sewer discharge.
Reduced Drying Times
Ozone does not alter the pH level of water, unlike bleach and detergents, so less souring chemicals are needed. This decreases the need for softener - which coats the fibers and holds moisture in the fabric - thereby extending drying times.
Reduced Chemical / Detergent Costs
Ozone is faster than chlorine bleach - at equal concentrations - when destroying bacteria and sterilizing linens. Because ozone reverts to pure oxygen after use, there are no chemical residues. As the wash cycle needs fewer chemicals, a high level of disinfection can be achieved with ozone.
Increased Linen Life
When laundering with ozone, washing and drying-cycle times are shortened. Therefore exposure to chemicals and heat is reduced and fabric wear is decreased. The water-softening properties of ozone also improve fabric life.
Increased Fabric Softness & Brightness
Ozone helps to prevent re-deposition of soil onto linens - one of the major causes of fabric graying. This eliminates further bleaching and chemical use. It also reduces chemical usage resulting in softer, fluffier linens.
Improved White and Colored-Load Mixes
Ozone reduces the need for bleach in many applications allowing white and colored linens to be washed together, saving on labor costs incurred for load separation