UV-C Installation

UV-C Installation2024-04-12T22:57:46+00:00

UV-C Air Sanitizer®

Step by Step Installation Instructions for your UV-C Air Sanitizer

Why install the UV-C Air Sanitizer above the air conditioning coil?2020-10-09T15:54:38+00:00

Moisture collects on the air conditioning coil, creating a damp surface for growth of mold and microorganisms. With the UV bulb over the A/C coil, the bulb will continuously infuse the coil with its rays, successfully disinfecting the air as well as keeping the coil clean.

How long does installation take?2020-10-09T15:54:37+00:00

Installation can take 10 minutes. We suggest allotting 30 minutes to play it safe.

Can the UV-C Air Sanitizer be installed in the return air?2020-10-09T15:54:37+00:00

Yes! The return air plenum is an optional location. We recommend the unit be positioned upstream or before the humidifier. This should prevent the bulb from getting water spots. Water spots will reduce UV output.

What is the best location for the UV-C Air Sanitizer?2020-10-09T15:54:37+00:00

Install the UV-C Air Sanitizer in either the supply or return plenum of the warm air heating system. With A/C systems, the best location is over the air conditioning coil.

Why does the unit remain on at all times?2020-10-09T15:54:37+00:00

Microorganisms collect in moist, dark places. When the light remains on, the reproduction of these organisms may be reduced. The method also simplifies the installation. Complex wiring into the fan circuit is eliminated. Isolation relays, sail switches, and pressure switches are not required for installation. The unit plugs into a standard 120-VAC outlet. It is also more energy efficient to leave the bulb on constantly. Similar to fluorescent lights, the energy necessary to switch on the UV bulb is high, while functioning energy is low.

Do you clean the coil first?2020-10-09T15:54:36+00:00

No. UV-C will degrade all of the organic material on and within a coil, usually within 30 days or less. Prior cleaning of the coil is not necessary, and may delay the benefits of UV-C.

Is the UV-C Air Sanitizer hard to install?2020-10-09T15:54:35+00:00


Installation instructions are available. Depending on the fixture size and style, installation time can average about 15-20 minutes per fixture.

BUVAS installs from outside your unit—no need to open equipment to get going, or to change the lamp. Simply apply the installation template and follow its directions.

BUVAS’s lamp and lamp socket are water resistant, shock resistant and built to last. Its low voltage meets all codes. The BUVAS is safe and simple— just right for today’s requirements— and its affordable and easy to install.

The factory must always be involved for infectious disease applications.

Where is it installed?2020-10-09T15:54:35+00:00

Bio-Shield UV-C Air Sanitizer fixtures are designed specifically for installation in HVACR applications. On existing systems, infestations always exist. Therefore, the best results are obtained when the light is located downstream of and facing the coil. In this location the user can expect the highest efficacy in eliminating surface (coil and plenum), drain pan and airborne microbes. On new systems, it can be placed either up or downstream of the coil and aimed at the coil.

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