UV vs UV-LED Systems - Comparison

UV vs UV-LED Systems - Comparison

"The purchase price, including annual costs for maintenance and power consumption should be considered."

This comparison is not manufacturer specific, and is meant to highlight the differences in technology and implications for residential water treatment applications.

It is reasonable to say that LED systems save between $60 and $70 dollars per year in operating costs.
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 Best UV Systems in Canada for 2023

Best UV Systems in Canada for 2023

"Will the UV system I choose have the necessary output to deal with a high level of e.Coli or coliform bacteria?"

Choosing an ultra violet disinfection system to treat your water can be a challenging and complicated purchase as there are many different models on the market. How do you know what system to trust with your water quality? What system is right for a small cottage, average or large home?

Consult a water treatment professional if you are unsure about the proper application of any UV System.
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Ultraviolet (UV) vs Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Ultraviolet (UV) vs Reverse Osmosis (RO)

"There are many common misconceptions about which water treatment equipment is best-suited to treat various contaminants."

The incoming water should be tested prior to the installation of a UV system or Reverse Osmosis drinking water system.

Understanding what each system can treat and how it works is important when considering drinking water equipment. 
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UV - Water Cross Contamination

UV - Water Cross Contamination

"Water cross contamination occurs when a water source containing bacteria is allowed to pass through the UV system"

Elements present in ground or surface water can have an impact on the UV’s ability to “see” through the water or quartz sleeve with a high enough dosage to ensure disinfection.

If you own a UV system, consider how it operates to ensure that it is providing proper disinfection of your water. 
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Best Residential UV Systems of 2020

Best Residential UV Systems of 2020

"Will the UV system I choose have the necessary output to deal with a high level of e.Coli or coliform bacteria?"

Choosing an ultra violet disinfection system to treat your water can be a challenging and complicated purchase as there are many different models on the market. How do you know what system to trust with your water quality? What system is right for a small cottage, average or large home?

Consult a water treatment professional if you are unsure about the proper application of any UV System.
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UV Education Quartz Sleeves

UV Education Quartz Sleeves

"Water quality can have an impact on your UV Quartz Sleeve and result in it becoming fouled with dirt, scaling, stains or scratches."

An often overlooked or unknown component of a UV system is the quartz sleeve / dome. It’s purpose is to act as a protective shield, preventing water from coming in contact with the electrically charged UV lamp. Quartz sleeves are located within the stainless steel chamber that that is part of most residential and commercial UV systems.

Many people are not aware of the protective quartz sleeve in their UV system, which is critical for water disinfection.
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Deciding Where to Purchase a UV Lamp

Deciding Where to Purchase a UV Lamp

"A proper replacement UV lamp for your system should have manufacturer’s logos on the packaging and be sold by a company who can assist you with installation instructions, returns or any other questions you may have."

As the popularity of UV systems have increased, there has been an influx of “knock off” or non manufacturer replacement UV lamps (bulbs) on the market, which can compromise the output of the system and consequently water safety. A good retailer of replacement UV lamps should clearly state supporting information on their website which reflects the manufacturer’s information properly.  

Do not take a chance with a UV lamp that could compromise the water safety in your home, business or cottage.
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UV - A Time for Change

UV - A Time for Change

"The risk of bacterial contamination is just as great for one family as it is for a daycare center full of toddlers."

Sales of ultra violet disinfection systems should be by licensed dealers / retailers who educate the consumer and properly apply the equipment to incoming water quality, flow and system requirements. Almost 20 years of field experience has shown me that 8 out of every 10 UV systems are installed incorrectly, do not have the proper incoming water quality and have no monitoring or shutoff devices.

The time has come for change in the industry to ensure the safety of consumer’s drinking water.


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