Biofeedback Instrument Corporation is a company out of New York City that offers a line of ozone-based air purifiers. Biofeedback ozone systems put out between 100mg/hr and 438 mg/hr of ozone and have the capacity to clean between 400 and 1750 square feet of air. These systems only use ozone; they do not use any other air cleaning technologies. Ozone makes these systems excellent for removing odors. In high concentrations, you can also use the ozone produced by these machines to kill mold and other bacteria. When you do so, you should be absent from the environment as high concentrations of ozone are dangerous to humans. If used properly, these systems will not produce excessive levels of ozone.
Biofeedback systems cost between 21 and 68 cents per square foot of air cleaned per year. This is a very high cost for an ozone generator regarding the cost to value. The majority of ozone systems typically cost less than 15 cents per square foot of air cleaned. Many are below 5 cents per square foot of air cleaned. These systems cost between $2702.60 and $3726.00 over ten years to operate.
These ozone calculations are based on the assumption of continuous operation. Ozone generators are different from other air purification systems because they are designed to target specific problems and may not be used continuously. But we applied the same constants in our calculations of all ozone generators, thereby demonstrating that the cost to the value of these particular systems is well above average.
These systems use the UV light method of ozone generation so, in fairness, they will cost a little more. Ultraviolet (UV) systems are more costly, but they eliminate some of the issues that the corona discharge (CD) method of producing ozone has with creating corrosive off-gassing (such as nitrous oxides) that corrode components of the machine. In general, UV generators should last longer than CD generators, these included. The company backs these ozone systems with a one-year limited warranty. It’s probable you will be replacing this system every 3-4 years if you use it regularly. This was taken into account in calculating the costs of operation as well.
Probably the best Biofeedback system is the Kleen Air King II 1004SP which covers 1750 square feet and has an MSRP of $525.00. It costs 21 cents per square foot of air cleaned. It provides the best cost to the value of all the Biofeedback machines.
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