If you're looking to install a UV light on your well water system, there are a few steps you need to take. To begin, turn off the water supply and unplug the system from the power source. Then, insert the cover.
It's important to note that if you're not confident in taking on this project, it's best to hire a certified plumber to install your UV lamp.To help you know when it's time to replace your UV lamp, some systems have a ballast or controller that will indicate when it's time for a change.
UV lamps require very little electricity, so it's best to leave the system turned on even when no water is passing through it. When considering the space above the UV light, remember that the bulb will need to be replaced every year. The right size of the light will ensure that the water receives the correct dose of UV light, but shadows can also hinder its effectiveness. Even if the UV lamp is still shining after 9,000 hours or 12 months, it's best to replace it as a precautionary measure. When measuring the size of a UV lamp for a whole house system, analyze the flow rate expressed in GPM (gallons per minute) and make sure it is equal to or greater than your home's maximum flow rate. UV lamps used for germicidal purposes in UV water disinfection systems are securely housed inside a durable 304 stainless steel UV chamber. 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. After doing some research, I realized that it was important to size the light properly since the water must be in contact with the light for a certain amount of time to completely disinfect it.
This means that a larger light can withstand a higher flow rate, while a smaller light with water flowing too fast might not be as effective. The hard glass is pure molten quartz and maintains its ability to transmit UV light for longer than soft glass lamps. The sediment filter must be installed just after the well or main water supply pump is turned off and the UV light must be the last component of the system for water treatment.Installing a UV light on your well water system can be an intimidating task. However, by following these steps and taking all necessary precautions, you can ensure that your system is properly installed and functioning correctly. If you're ever unsure about any part of this process, don't hesitate to contact a certified plumber for assistance.