Normally the functioning temperatures vary between 60 and 75ºC. The use of ozone may potentially lower this temperature down to ranges between 30 and 35ºC and even allow the use of cold water in successive washing cycles. This is due to the fact that ozone tends to generate oxygen, which increases the cleansing potential of detergents allowing a temperature reduction. Cutbacks in hot water consumption reduce water billing. Moreover, using ozone causes less damage to clothes.
The normal dosage of detergent used in laundries is much more effective when combined with the use of ozone. This happens because ozone enables a better penetration into the fabric while enhancing the cleansing effect of detergents.
The role of ozone as a powerful oxidiser and a disinfection agent reduces the usage of bleach which damages clothing.
Alkaline elements of detergents and bleaches in the fibres of the clothing raise pH levels, which is why it is common to use chemical products to balance the pH. Ozone usage helps maintain neutral pH levels reducing the use of these substances.
Traditionally, fabric softeners are used to reduce static electricity. The use of ozone prevents static electricity from being formed, eliminating the need to use these products. What is more, the quantity of water used to rinse off the detergent is reduced, as well as the need of sewerage services. Ozone usage does not damage the clothes as much and increases the lifespan of washing machines by means of reducing the use of damaging chemical products.