Installing an ultraviolet (UV) system is a great way to ensure that your water is safe and free of harmful bacteria and viruses. But before you get started, it's important to understand the basics of how a UV system works and the steps involved in installing one. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to successfully install a UV system, from mounting the sediment prefilter housing to replacing the UV bulb. The first step in installing a UV system is to mount the sediment prefilter housing to the wall using the included accessories and brackets.
Then, insert the filter cartridge and mount the UV system. Make sure to consider the space above the UV light, as the bulb will need to be removed and replaced every year. After that, use the supplied accessories to assemble the units. When it comes to determining the size of a whole-house UV lamp, you should analyze the flow rate expressed in GPM (gallons per minute) and make sure that it is at or above your home's maximum flow rate. It's important to note that, even if the UV lamp is still shining and hasn't burned out after 9,000 hours or 12 months, you should replace it as a precautionary measure. UV lamps used for germicidal purposes in UV water disinfection systems are securely housed inside a durable 304 stainless steel UV chamber.
The way this system works is that the wavelengths of ultraviolet light alter the DNA of living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses or cysts, preventing them from reproducing and harming anyone who consumes them. UV lamps require a very low amount of electricity, so it's best to leave the UV water filter system turned on, even when no water is passing through it. To help you know when you should change the UV lamp, some UV systems have a ballast or a controller that will indicate that it's time to change the bulb. When it comes time to replace your UV bulb, be sure to use one made of hard glass as it maintains its ability to transmit UV light for a longer period of time than soft glass lamps. Finally, it's important to remember that the sediment filter must be installed just after the well or main water supply pump is turned off and that the UV light must be the last component of the system for water treatment. Installing an ultraviolet (UV) system can be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing. But with this comprehensive guide, you'll have all the information you need to successfully install your own UV system.
From mounting the sediment prefilter housing to replacing your UV bulb every year, this guide will walk you through each step of installing your own ultraviolet system.