How Does the Airmaster Ultra Work?
Installation. The Airmaster Ultra is installed in the air duct in your home’s heating/cooling system. The system works using two safe and time-tested technologies, ultraviolet light and ozone.
UV Purification. Air passes by the light of the UV lamp, where many common bacteria and molds are reduced.*
Ozone Purification. The air then passes by a specially designed lamp that produces a very small, controlled amount of ozone. Ozone is a strong oxidizer that reduces problem odors from cooking, pets and other sources, leaving behind fresher, cleaner air.
Continuous Air Quality. Whenever your heating/cooling system is on, the Airmaster Ultra works silently and continuously, leaving fresher, cleaner air throughout your home.
Low Maintenance. The only maintenance the Airmaster Ultra requires is periodically changing the UV and ozone lamps, a service that your RainSoft dealer will perform for you.
*Test performed by independent lab. Test results are available upon request.
Understanding Air Purification
You may be familiar with air filtration products, but the Airmaster Ultra is actually an air purifier. The diagrams below help explain the difference. Air filters are also called “mechanical filters.” They work by trapping particles that are too large to pass through (Fig. 1). They collect larger particles, but may not be as effective for many smaller particles. The filters must be changed on a regular basis, as they fill up with the collected debris (much like the bag on a vacuum cleaner).
Air purifiers, on the other hand, actually sterilize or kill most contaminants. Both UV and ozone are purification methods. In the Airmaster Ultra, when air passes within the UV light zone (Fig. 2a), most airborne bacteria and molds are killed or sterilized. From there, the air passes by the ozone lamp (Fig. 2b) where odors are neutralized. The process happens continuously and silently as your heating/cooling system runs, and there are no messy filters to change.
A remote status indicator is useful when the Airmaster is mounted in an inaccessible location, such as an attic.