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Make Water Damage a Thing of the Past: The Benefits of Mini Condensate Removal Pumps for Internal Air Conditioning Units


Property owners and the insurance industry spend billions of dollars each year because of indoor water damage.

Proper operation and maintenance of air conditioners are essential to help reduce the risk of water damage. In the past, gravity drainage was primarily used to remove condensate water from air conditioning units.

However, gravity drainage is often not feasible for modern infrastructure. In many areas around the world, space is often at a premium, especially in expensive and crowded urban areas.

Gravity drainage usually needs to be installed close to an outside wall or may require substantial piping to drain properly if units are installed further away. This can require extra space and money! 

In addition, leaking water from gravity drains is not uncommon and can cause expensive damage. There are also numerous health and safety risks that can be caused by gravity drains, including potential bacterial and fungal growth.

There is a much safer solution that the insurance industry, housing policymakers, and builders should promote at every opportunity: the mini condensate removal pump.

If this technology was made a regulatory requirement in various countries, it could significantly reduce water damage and eliminate health and safety issues caused by gravity drainage, and save property owners and insurance companies considerable sums of money.

What is a Mini Condensate Removal Pump?

A mini condensate removal pump is a specific type of pump used to pump out condensate water from internal air-conditioning units into a drainage pipe. Unlike gravity drainage systems that require a downwards trajectory, condensate removal mini pumps can pump water upwards over long distances with ease.

The technology itself is rather straightforward. When the level of condensate in the drip tray reaches a certain level,  a detection switch activates the mini condensate removal pump. It then pumps out water until the water level is lowered to a level where the pump is deactivated.

Many pumps on the market are not that revolutionary. They use standard mini-pistons that are found in everyday coffee machines. This traditional technology is unsuitable for condensate, which can often be contaminated and contain numerous waste particles.

This type of piston also have a number of disadvantages. It moves using only an alternating current`s positive waves. The piston is constantly pulled by the current, then pushed back by the spring. This technology is inefficient and creates vibrations.

Why Sauermann Mini Condensate Removal Pumps are Superior

Sauermann mini condensate removal pumps, such as the Si-30, have a superior patented magnet piston technology that uses the magnetic field to create a permanent movement on the full wave of an alternative current. This provides an increased flow rate while significantly reducing sound levels (only 20 dBA).

The pump appeals to installers and distributors because it is easy to install and protects the appearance of the customer’s installation (no ugly pipework is required).

The pump also reduces the risk of bacterial contamination by wastewater (no stagnation or back-flow of water thanks to the duckbill valves). All of these advantages equal a higher performance, a longer life and safety features that are second to none.

People around the world have long recognised the superiority of Sauermann pumps. In the last 40 years, 10 million Sauermann condensate pumps have been installed worldwide.

In an era when governments, builders and installers are promoting building safety, green technologies and preventative maintainance, the Sauermann condensate mini pump is the obvious choice to ensure water damage is a thing of the past.

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