Ultraviolet (UV) light is becoming increasingly popular for cleaning the air in home heating and cooling systems. Installing an HVAC UV lamp offers several advantages, such as improving indoor air quality, saving energy, and reducing maintenance costs. However, it is important to understand the type of maintenance that is required for a successful installation. The lifespan of a UV light varies depending on the model and manufacturer.
For instance, it is recommended to replace a Carrier Coil UV lamp every 9000 operating hours or annually. For a REME HALO, it is every 2 or 3 years and for a REME HALO LED, it is 4 to 5 years. If the UV bulb does not work properly or if there is a decline in indoor air quality, it may need to be replaced first. When dealing with UV lights, it is essential to wear eye protection and never touch the surfaces of the lamp directly as skin oils can reduce the emission of UV rays.
If you are concerned about the dangers of working with UV lights, contact an HVAC company for maintenance. Clean dirt from surfaces and replace damaged or turned off lights as needed. Power ratings vary from model to model and may require different current levels than those available in the existing electrical infrastructure of the building or room serviced by the HVAC unit. Installing an HVAC UV light system requires specialized tools and supplies, as well as personal protective equipment such as goggles and gloves.
It is important to take proper precautions when working with UV lights to ensure safety. The use of qualified contractors is essential for any project involving HVAC UV lighting systems. In addition to increasing efficiency levels, installing HVAC UV light provides several health benefits for occupants who live or work inside the building where it has been installed. Germicidal UV lights for HVAC systems are special ultraviolet lights that kill or deactivate viruses, bacteria, mold, and other airborne pathogens. Given all of these factors that go into safely installing HVAC UV lights in the home, it's clear that seeking professional assistance would probably be advantageous compared to the hassle of trying to figure it all out on your own.
Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of homeowners choose to install an HVAC UV lamp on their own, rather than hiring a professional. Once properly installed in place, it's important to test the new UV light by passing its cycle several times while closely monitoring any potential problems, such as blinking lights or other electrical issues. Regular maintenance helps maximize the life expectancy of an UV light installation while keeping energy costs low.