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As one of Florida's leading installers of the Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED, one question that we often get is "How does it work?"
The main active chemical that makes the Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED effective is ionized hydrogen peroxide. The Reme products use a process called photohydroionization to turn moisture in the air into hydrogen peroxide.
Photohydroionization™ (PHI), a patented ionized hydroperoxide technology developed by RGF Environmental simulates the natural hydroperoxides in the outdoor air. The technology works on a rare metal catalyst and a hydrating agent activated by a broad spectrum ultraviolet light reacting with ambient moisture in the air creating hydroperoxides. A later PHI development, also by RGF, ionized the hydroperoxides, basically super charging them.
In other words, there are three elements at work in the Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED to produce the ionized hydrogen peroxide.
- A catalytic surface comprised of titanium dioxide, silver, copper and rhodium.
- Moisture in the air flowing through your air conditioning system.
- A light source that interacts with the moisture on the catalytic surface.
These three elements work in tandem to release ionized hydrogen peroxides, which then blow through your air duct into your home or office.
Because the hydrogen peroxide molecules are ionized, they function like a magnet and attach to mold, bacteria, virus', dust, dander, pollen, VOCs and other contaminants in the air. Once attached to these items, they are chemically altered and neutralized. The "magnetic" attraction also causes particulates in the air to increase in size and weight, making it easier for your air filter to remove them.
Is The Hydrogen Peroxide released by the reme halo and reme halo LED safe?
Yes, hydrogen peroxide is 100% safe. In fact, the Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED mimic a process that occurs naturally outdoors. The hydroperoxides that are produced by the these air purifiers are below the level that they occur naturally outdoors and much lower than the FDA guidelines. So you can be confident that these air purifiers are safe for you and your family.
In fact, we have a Reme Halo installed in our office building and many of our team members have a Reme Halo or Reme Halo LED installed in their homes.
You can read our other article if you'd like to learn more about choosing between the Reme Halo vs. Reme Halo LED. But at least now you know that they both work by releasing ionized hydrogen peroxide.
Bipolar Ionization: How It Works?
In addition to releasing hydrogen peroxide, the Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED also both work through a process called bipolar ionization. Through this process, the air molecules are positively or negatively charged.
As the charged air particles come into contact with microbes (such as bacteria, mold and viruses in the air), they attach to the microbes while also removing hydrogen from the cell walls of the microbes. This chemically alters the microbes, thus rendering them harmless.
The charged particles also increase the size and weight of particles in the air as they clump together. This increase in size makes it easier for your air filter to remove these particles from the air. Thus, your air filter becomes more effective with a Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED.
Where Can I purchase A Reme Halo or Reme Halo LED?
The Reme Halo and Reme Halo LED can be purchased and installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Pro-Tech has installed thousands of these products and we would be happy to assist you. Call (877) 416-4727 to schedule your installation.
Although you can purchase these products online and attempt to install it yourself, this will void the manufacturer's warranty and put you at risk of purchasing a defective or used item. To ensure the device is installed properly and your warranty remains active, you must purchase them directly from a licensed HVAC contractor.