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    Default Air handler question

    While inspection a air handler, I found a blue box attached to the end of the unit. It was labled UVAIRE, and was pluged into a nearby outlet. The box had a on and off switch on the bottom. There was also a wire running into the duct work, and a red light behind the grill right above the return filter. Has anyone seen this before?? and what is its purpose??

    Thanks everyone

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    Default Re: Air handler question

    Ultraviolet light to cleanse bacteria from the air.


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    The only thing I know about these things, which I've posted before, is don't assume the thing is killing any microorganisms just because the light is on. My understanding is that the germicidal effectiveness goes down long before the light fails.

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    Default Re: Air handler question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Remas View Post
    Ultraviolet light to cleanse bacteria from the air.

    I think you should edit that to read:

    Ultraviolet light to potentially cleanse bacteria from the air.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    I think you should edit that to read:

    Ultraviolet light to potentially cleanse bacteria from the air.


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    And damage any and all plastics which the ultraviolet lights strikes, including, but not limited to: plastic condensate pans; electrical wire insulation; etc.

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