Ozone Laundry Systems: Are They Worth It?

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of an ozone laundry system. If you haven’t this is the post for you. My husband purchased an O3 Waterworks ozone laundry system last year. I didn’t honestly know how they worked but now that we’ve been using it for over a year I have feedback for you.

Fun fact, did you know that hospitals and hotels use ozone water for their laundry. The reason is that it doesn’t just cover the smell of dirty laundry with another scent. The ozone water kills the germs that make your laundry smell bad. You can even use it to clean washable diapers.

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This post is not sponsored by the manufacturer. I bought this and just wanted to share my thoughts.

Pros of an Ozone Laundry System

  • Save Money – There is no need to buy detergent. Depending on how many loads you do per year, this can save you a lot of money. There is also no need to pay to heat the water that your washing machine uses. The ozone water works just as well in cool tap water.
  • No Odor – If you hate the scent of laundry detergent or are sensitive to smells, the ozone laundry system has no odor.
  • Easy to Install – My husband is NOT very handy, but he installed it without help in about 30 minutes. All you need is a regular outlet. Everything else is included.
  • No Chemicals – Even “clean laundry detergents” contain surfactants, solvents, and additives that are bad for the environment.
  • Front Loading Funk Gone – I don’t have a front loading washing machine for one reason, the ring in my old one was really gross if you didn’t clean it regularly. I’ve read from other users that the ozone water prevents the funk from building up inside the plastic ring. This makes sense because ozone water is used as a disinfectant.
  • 30 day Moneyback Guaranty – You can try it out for 30 days and return it if you don’t like it.

Cons of an Ozone Laundry System

On my machine, which is a top loader, the machine has to have time between loads when you use the “boost mode” setting. It makes a bunch of clicking noises as it runs a dehumidifier cycle.

If you have a lot of fabrics that are not color-safe, they might fade more quickly.

How Does the Ozone Clean Clothes?

Not being really familiar with how ozone works, this was my first question. The machine has patented technology that infuses the water with ozone using as it goes into your washing machine.

That ozone in your water reacts with organic compounds and oxidizes them, kills the germs. This removes the organic compounds from your laundry as well as detergent. Ozone is the 2nd most powerful oxidizer currently known.

Without ozone, you might feel the need to wash really smelly laundry in hot water to get them clean, but ozone water means you don’t need hot water to get them clean.

What if You Have Hard Water?

This system is supposed to work with most water chemistry (hard or soft) according to the manufacturer. I don’t have a water softening system in my house. The manufacturer says that it works fine with a home water softening system.

How Long Does It Last?

The answer to this depends partly on how much laundry you do. The system might need to be refurbished after 5 years, according to the manufacturer.

Is Ozone Water Dangerous?

No. My dentist uses ozone water every time I go. You swish your mouth out with it before you get your teeth cleaned. If it’s safe enough to go in your mouth, it’s OK for your laundry.

Health Magazine says “ozone has been used for hundreds of years to sanitize and purify water, and it’s also FDA-cleared to kill 99.9% of harmful germs. Better yet, the oxidizing agent turns back into water once it’s used, so you won’t have to worry about leftover contaminants. “

I really love our Waterworks system, and I love most that I didn’t even have to install it. 🤣

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  1. I was so excited when you told me about this!! I haven’t gotten around to getting one, but it is on my list!!

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