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Question: Do the water treatment (ozone) boxes that are sold for washers really work? Or are they a waste of money? I received flyer in the mail, and the website makes this look like a good product. –Carol, a Smart Choices reader
Mr. Tight-Watt called on Brian Sloboda, Senior Program Manager
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, to provide expertise on this question.
Brian’s Answer: I would be skeptical. Let’s take it step by step.
Unless I see evidence to the contrary I would put this product into the “harmless but expensive” category of products. It most likely won’t harm you. But it will make a dent in your bank account!
One good way to determine if a product like this is safe to use if you are questioning claims (or wondering if “it’s just too good to be true”): Always look for UL approval on any appliance, or a “stamp of approval” from experts who are trustworthy (for example, Consumer Reports).
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