The installation of a UV light system can be a simple process, but the actual time required for the installation can vary depending on the size, complexity, and location of the system. Professional installers typically take between two and four hours to complete the process. It is important to consider how the installation could affect pets, children, or other occupants of the home who might come into contact with lights while they are in operation. In some areas, local governments may require permits for any type of electrical work; this includes air conditioning installations with UV light.
Generally speaking, UV lamps must be installed near the evaporator coil, allowing the lamp to sterilize the air as soon as it enters the HVAC. For example, if you have a central cooling system, you must install the UV light near the air intake. In the case of window-mounted units, the optimal location is close to the window. Otherwise, dust particles that would have been trapped by an air filter could prevent light from the UV air purifier from reaching some of the microorganisms in the ducts.
In the context of an air conditioning system, ultraviolet light is a germicidal lamp that renders microorganisms ineffective by destroying their RNA or DNA. If your UV lamp comes with a paper template, you just have to tape it to the area where you want to install the light, saving you a lot of time. UV or UV light systems are usually installed directly in ductwork or in air handlers. The UV air purifier's light shines throughout the duct network, eliminating the growth of mold, mildew and other bacteria.
We know that some homeowners are skeptical about the effectiveness of UV lights, also known as UV air purifiers, for their home. To determine if this type of system is safe for vulnerable people, it's essential to understand how UV light works and its potential risks. When used appropriately and responsibly, UV lights can be a beneficial source of disinfection without posing a major threat to health or well-being. Since the light itself can cost quite a bit, this can help you save a few dollars in installation costs.