There is a single answer that is all-encompassing to ‘Where should I install my UV Unit?’. You want your UV unit as close to your water outlets as possible.
On a single outlet, we’ll use the trusty kitchen sink pictured for our example, you want the unit under the sink.
Having it in your loft would mean there’s more opportunity for bacteria to enter the supply through any tiny imperfection in the pipework. This wouldn’t usually be a problem but if the bacteria finds a little space to multiply in, there’ll be troubles afoot.
For a multi-outlet setup, say the whole kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, and taps, the UV unit will ideally be at the very last point before the pipe branches off to feed these separate appliances. Normally this would be under the floor so a nearby cupboard will be the usual place to put one.
If you’re looking at a commercial unit the same applies, as close to the end as possible. There are no exceptions to the rule, only more convenient solutions for the user.
The following video, our top tips for installing a UV unit, may be helpful to watch before you consider where to install your unit, whether by a plumber or by yourself.
It is important to remember you will need to allow clearance at the top of the unit in order to remove and replace the UV lamp or quartz sleeve, as well as making sure the water outlet is located in the right position.
If you have any questions about how to install a UV disinfection unit, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team who will be more than happy to help.