The Honeywell Ultraviolet Air Treatment System is a residential air purifier system that utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light technology to help improve indoor air quality by reducing or eliminating airborne pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, and some volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
UV-C Technology: The RUVLAMP1 uses UV-C light, specifically in the germicidal range (around 254 nanometers), to target and neutralize microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. UV-C light is effective at disrupting the DNA and RNA of these pathogens, rendering them unable to reproduce and causing them to become non-infectious.
Airborne Pathogen Reduction: This air purifier is designed to help reduce the concentration of airborne pathogens in your indoor air. It can be particularly useful in areas where there is a concern about the spread of illnesses or in homes with individuals who have respiratory conditions.
Installation: The RUVLAMP1 is typically installed within your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. It is placed in the return air duct, where it can treat the air as it circulates through the system.
Compatibility: Before purchasing and installing the RUVLAMP1, it's important to ensure that it is compatible with your specific HVAC system. Honeywell provides guidelines and compatibility information to assist with this.
Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the continued effectiveness of the UV-C lamp. This may include periodic replacement of the UV lamp and cleaning of the lamp's housing. Honeywell typically provides maintenance instructions in the product documentation.
Safety Precautions: It's important to follow safety precautions when installing and maintaining UV-C lamps, as direct exposure to UV-C light can be harmful to the skin and eyes. The lamp is typically installed in a way that prevents direct human exposure.
Warranty: Check the product's warranty information for details on the coverage and duration of protection. Honeywell typically provides warranties for their products.
Air Purification: While the RUVLAMP1 is effective at reducing airborne pathogens, it may not address other indoor air quality issues such as dust, pollen, or odors. For comprehensive air purification, you may want to consider using this system in conjunction with a HEPA air purifier that can capture particulate matter.
HOW YOUR ULTRAVIOLET AIR TREATMENT SYSTEM OR SURFACE TREATMENT SYSTEM WORKS
Depending on installation, your Ultraviolet System can operate as an Air Treatment System or as a Surface Treatment System
Air Treatment System
Installed in the return air duct of your system, your Ultraviolet Air Treatment System kills a high percentage of airborne germs circulating through your forced air heating and cooling system. Individual results depend on careful installation and maintenance and on the actual amount of time your system fan operates. See Fig. 1.
Surface Treatment System
When installed next to the cooling coil of your system, your Ultraviolet Surface Treatment System prevents a high percentage of the growth of micro-organisms such as mold that may grow on duct surfaces, coils, and drain pans. Individual results depend on careful installation and maintenance.
You can capture and minimize micro-organisms passing through your forced air system when you combine your UV System with a high-efficiency air filtration system like an electronic air cleaner. Talk to your local heating and cooling contractor about adding an electronic air cleaner to complement your UV System and provide added protection for you and your family.
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR ULTRAVIOLET SYSTEM
When Installing this Product
- Read these instructions carefully. Failure to follow them could damage the product or cause a hazardous condition.
- After installation is complete, check out product opera- tion as provided in these instructions.
Selecting Mounting Location
Depending on installation location, the UV System can operate as an Air Treatment System or as a Surface Treatment System.
- The UV System can be mounted in any orientation.
- Choose a location that is readily accessible for regular inspection and cleaning.
- The UV Air Treatment System requires an easily-acces- sible, flat mounting surface on the metal return air duct of the HVAC system. The UV Surface Treatment Sys- tem requires an easily-accessible, flat mounting surface on the metal supply air duct of the HVAC system. The UV Surface Treatment System must be located so the lamp surrounds the evaporator coil and drip pan with ultraviolet light.
- The duct mounting location must be a minimum of 8 in. wide. See Fig. 3.
- The depth of the duct must accommodate the full length of the ultraviolet bulb as shown in Fig. 3.
- 6. The unit should be located as far away as possible from any rubber or plastic components, such as isolators, in the duct.
- The space adjacent to the mounting location must be large enough to allow for ultraviolet bulb installation and removal.
- A 120V electrical outlet must be within range of the unit to plug in the power cord.
HOW YOU CAN CHECK YOUR ULTRAVIOLET SYSTEM
Your UV System is designed to prevent accidental contact with electrical voltage and with ultraviolet rays in the sealed unitthe ultraviolet lamp does not illuminate unless the base is mounted on your forced air system duct.
It is recommended that every month you verify that your ultraviolet lamp is operating. View the bulb only through the lamp light indicator on the lamp handle. See Fig. 11.
Do not attempt to look into the duct at the illuminated bulb(s).
HOW YOU CAN MAINTAIN YOUR UV SYSTEM
You should regularly clean your UV System to maintain peak effectiveness of your air treatment or surface treatment system. Replace the ultraviolet bulb once a year.
Quarterly Bulb Cleaning
Bulb cleaning is recommended as routine maintenance four times a year or every three months. Use the UV Bulb Cleaning Reminder Schedule, Fig. 12, to help establish and track your regular cleaning schedule.
To clean your bulb(s):
- Disconnect the power to your heating and cooling sys- tem.
- Unplug or turn off power to your UV System and allow the bulb(s) to cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Rotate your lamp handle counterclockwise and gently pull the lamp handle to remove the bulb.
Honeywell warrants this product, excluding bulbs, to be free from defects in the workmanship or materials, under normal use and service, for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase by the consumer. If, at any time during the warranty period, the product is defective or malfunctions, Honeywell shall repair or replace it (at Honeywell’s option) within a reasonable period of time.