If we have a UV germicidal lamp installed in the same section of the heating duct of our system as the currently installed humidifier(which is above the N-coil), will the UV light harm the aprilaire humidifier, internal wiring, or pads.

Friday, November 18, 2011 by Aprilaire Team
Consumer question:

If we have a UV germicidal lamp installed in the same section of the heating duct of our system as the currently installed humidifier(which is above the N-coil), will the UV light harm the aprilaire humidifier, internal wiring, or pads.


Aprilaires' response:

Thank you for contacting us regarding the effects of the UV light. Because UV naturally breaks down plastics, we don't recommend direct exposure on the plastics. However, because we understand that in some applications direct exposure is unavoidable, we upgraded the plastics that are used in our humidifier units. The older plastics that were used for the internal components were white in color. These plastics have been upgraded with black plastic that is more resistant to the UV lights. While the black plastic is more resistant to the UV light, it will still break down over time with direct exposure, but it will last longer than the white plastic.

If your 700 still has white plastic components inside that are exposed to the UV light, you can contact your contractor about getting the upgraded plastic components. You also have the option of ordering them from the our estore. Follow the link below for more information:

http://estore.aprilaire.com/catalog/humidifiers/model-700-series-parts

If your plastic components are already black, then there is nothing more you would need to do.

If you have any further questions regarding this or any of our products, please feel free to contact our customer service department at your earliest convenience.

Comments for If we have a UV germicidal lamp installed in the same section of the heating duct of our system as the currently installed humidifier(which is above the N-coil), will the UV light harm the aprilaire humidifier, internal wiring, or pads.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Plastic Ducting:
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