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6 Things to Consider when Choosing an AC Condensate Pump

04/05/2017

Choosing a condensate pump for your air conditioning unit can seem tricky, especially if you are a newcomer to the HVAC industry. There are lots of pumps and installation options available in the market, with different features, brands, and price ranges. The choice of condensate pump totally depends on your needs and where you want to install it. However, these six essential tips can help you select the right pump for your AC unit.

  • Identifying air-conditioning unit type
    As there are varieties of pump models available for different unit types such as split, ducted, floor mounted, cassettes, etc., it is very important to identify the type of cooling system while choosing the suitable condensate pump.
     
  • Cooling capacity of the air-conditioner
    The AC cooling capacity (often represented in kWh and can be found in your AC specifications) is needed to estimate the amount of condensate discharged per hour. ACs with larger cooling capacities tend to generate more condensate than regular ones. However, there is no one-size-fits-all pump for all condensate requirements.
     
  • Climate
    Along with cooling capacity, location and climate also play a big role in measuring the amount of condensate. The discharge quantity can differ significantly between dry and humid climates. For example, the quantity of condensate in humid climates can double that of dry climates. Therefore, you need a high performance pump for humid climatic conditions.
     
  • Installation preference
    A condensate pump can be placed and mounted in many ways. It is important to know the different possibilities of placing the pump in an indoor setting. For instance, the pump can be placed next to the unit, below the unit, inside the unit or remotely above the unit.
     
  • Maintenance and cleaning
    As all HVAC systems require regular maintenance, it is crucial to think about cleaning and maintaining the pump, detection unit, and pipes. Not all condensate pumps are easy to detach and clean.
     
  • Brand
    Choosing the right condensate pump brand makes a huge difference in terms of quality and maintenance during the long run. While many competitor condensate pumps fulfil your basic needs, they may not provide certification, energy saving capabilities, durability, and high performance throughout their operation.

Finally, it might seem like a daunting task to select a condensate pump. That is where Sauermann`s Pump Selector App comes into the picture. This App selects the ideal pump for you based on your minimal inputs. All you need to do is download the App from Google Play or the Apple Store, enter some very basic information, and the App does all the hard work and quickly calculates the best Sauermann condensate removal pump for you. Choosing the right condensate removal pump has never been so easy!

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Condensate pump; Air conditioning;

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