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Re: Uv light and where it is
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:40 PM
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I've never heard of this UV light. Where is it and what does it do? How would I change it myself if needed?
We do not have one. It is an add on to your air conditioning system
and it is supposed to kill germs.

For details, I would look it up on the internet. I expect, like a florescent bulb the light drops off over time. Most of us don't notice the loss of light from a florescent bulb because it is gradual.
A UV bulb you can only see part of the light, only the visible light, so they tell you to replace it after a year.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:27 PM
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Ummm...ah...cough...do they use them to help plants grow,...…….like...…….indoors?????
The UV bulb used in A/C's produces much, much more UV than the kind of florescent bulbs used to grow plants. In fact you cannot use one of these A/C UV bulbs in the open, it is dangerous can can blind people.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:04 PM
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This UV bulb thing sounds like another way for me to save money by not buying it.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:48 PM
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I'm in a 5 year old patio villa. How can I find out if my system has one. Specifically, where do I look?
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:12 PM
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I'm in a 5 year old patio villa. How can I find out if my system has one. Specifically, where do I look?
You will see a 4-6 inch plastic or metal box mounted on the outside of your air handling unit near the evaporator coil, and it will have a power cord attached to it. The bulb is replaced by sliding out a long light tube from the box. The purpose of the UV light is to prevent mold from growing on the evaporator coil inside your unit. This is on the A/C unit located inside your house or in the garage. The evaporator coil is located where the 2 copper pipes connect to the unit.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:17 PM
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Where is the UV light? Growing MJ?
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:13 PM
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Where is the UV light? Growing MJ?
See post #15 just above yours (#16).

Most installations do not have the UV add on.

In addition to the comments in post #15, turn off all the lights where your HVAC unit is there could be a blue glow from some of the cracks/crevices around the unit.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:36 PM
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Ummm...ah...cough...do they use them to help plants grow,...…….like...…….indoors?????
Not what you are thinking. It kind of has a bluish glow,
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