Ion generators are often touted as a way to remove small particles from the air and surfaces, but do they really help? While they can be effective at removing particulate matter (PM) from the air, they can also produce too much ozone, which can be harmful to people's health. Manufacturers may claim that the ozone produced by an ionizer is the same amount found in outdoor smog, but they tend to produce even higher levels. As an expert in the field, I have personally purchased and installed IWAVE ionizer systems for my top and bottom air conditioning systems. Air ionizers are designed to provide cleaner air by using ionized particles.
To prevent my roommate from smoking second and third hand, I plan to keep my ionizer on for 30 to 40 minutes when no one is in the room and then turn off the ionizer before anyone enters. Generally speaking, ionizers are safe because they don't have enough energy to be harmful to your health. Despite this, school districts and airports in the United States have been tricked into disbursing millions of dollars to companies that sell these potentially harmful products. Most major air purifier companies use ionizers in their air purifiers, including Xiaomi, Blueair, Levoit, and many more.
With conflicting data related to the ionizer still persisting, I usually keep the ionizer option turned off. GPS markets a Neddlepoint bipolar ionizer for air conditioning applications with high levels of negative and positive ions, but with zero ozone emissions. These ionizers are on for 8 hours every day, and I have a Therapure TPP300D with UV+ ionizer that's on for 8 hours in my living room. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been installing ionizers in offices and restaurants. The question remains: do ionizers really help? The answer is yes - when used correctly. Ionizers can be effective at removing particulate matter from the air, but it is important to remember that they can also produce too much ozone if not used properly.
It is important to research different types of ionizers before purchasing one and to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use. Additionally, it is important to remember that some manufacturers may claim that their products produce the same amount of ozone as outdoor smog when in reality they may produce even higher levels. Overall, while there are potential risks associated with using an ionizer, when used correctly they can be an effective way to provide cleaner air. It is important to research different types of ionizers before purchasing one and to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use.