Ultraviolet (UV) light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that has shorter wavelengths than visible light. It is used in air conditioning systems to disinfect vulnerable edges and slots, helping to prevent contaminants from circulating around the home. To maximize efficiency and effectiveness when installing UV lights in an existing air conditioning system, both the size and position of each unit must be taken into account, ensuring that coverage is complete in all areas and, at the same time, minimizing any possible interference with other components, such as fans or filters. In addition to understanding the different types of warranties available, customers should research the details of coverage when applying for a warranty contract for UV HVAC lamps. In addition to these factors directly related to safety and performance issues, other aspects, such as cost-effectiveness and energy savings, must also be considered when installing an HVAC UV light system.
Studies have shown that UV lights can reduce the amount of mold and bacteria in a home by up to 97%, while air purifiers with UV light can reduce the amount of airborne flu virus by 90%.If you're concerned about indoor air quality, switching to a UV light system will improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system and, at the same time, reduce your energy costs. It is recommended to hire someone who has experience in this field if your current air conditioning system requires specialized equipment or advanced knowledge to properly install an additional UV lamp. When installing a UV lamp for air conditioning, ventilation and air conditioning systems, owners should check if the product has a warranty and consider any special considerations they have to consider, for example, how often the bulb needs to be changed. Connect the wire harnesses between the power supply and the UV light before turning the electricity back on. It's also important to keep combustible materials away from UV lights, as they can easily ignite under the high temperatures generated by the bulb itself. UV lights should be replaced every 1 to 5 years, depending on the model and manufacturer.
For example, it is recommended to replace a Carrier Coil UV lamp every 9000 operating hours or every year. In the case of a REME HALO, it is every 2 or 3 years and in a REME HALO LED, 4 to 5 years. You may need to replace the UV bulb first if it doesn't work properly or if you notice a decline in indoor air quality. Installing HVAC UV lights involves placing them inside existing ducts at strategic points in the system so that they can effectively irradiate all parts of an indoor space and, at the same time, avoid direct exposure to occupants. Finally, the right choice of light bulbs and their service needs should be considered when installing an HVAC UV lamp.