Gravity will not move this water to a drainage system at ground level, a type of water pump known as a condensate pump is required in order to provide easy access. If the condensate pump isn't working correctly, it's dangerous to run your air conditioning system because it can cause water damage and other costly repairs in the long run. Knowing how to troubleshoot a broken condensate pump is essential to ensure your system gets the repairs it needs before a bigger issue occurs. This is where you call us and we will send a local Sydney Plumber out to you.
What causes condensate pump failure?
Over time, float components can accumulate debris, which will build up the system and possibly prevent it from triggering the float switch and draining the water. The float components are also susceptible to wear and tear over the years, which can contribute to a condensate pump malfunction. If your float switch is broken or malfunctioning, you'll need to replace it.
The biggest telltale sign that there's an issue with the condensate pump is that your air conditioner won't turn on. This can also be caused by other parts of the system, like a blower motor or compressor. However, if it doesn't work at all, then you know that your condensate pump is broken. You should make a call and schedule an appointment with an APT Plumbing expert.
Regular maintenance from a Sydney Plumber is best to ensure that your condensate pump will function reliably and do not cause any blockages. The cost of Sydney Plumber is a small price to pay for all the benefits that come from having the peace of mind that your system is always in the best condition. Just think about how much time, money, and energy can be wasted when you have problems with your plumbing.
If there are issues with your existing pump our Plumbers can help you upgrade your system. We offer a wide range of high performance pumps, to suit your particular needs, or even make the necessary repairs to have your system back in working order with the least amount of downtime possible.
APT Plumbing is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing high quality plumbing work throughout the Sydney area. We guarantee our workmanship 100%, and all our plumbers are licensed, genuine tradesmen who understand the complexities of plumbing. We work closely with you to ensure that the job is completed on time and without any unexpected difficulties.
The condensate pump that is used in residential system is usually low power (approximately 60W) and simple in function. However, regular inspection of this unit is critical as you do not want to have to come back to your house with water dripping all over your carpet, furniture or electrical goods.
It is highly suggested you seek the assistance of some advice from Sydney Plumbers as to what system is the best for your needs. This is the best way to guarantee you have made the correct decision before having the system installed.
When the pump is first started, it sucks in air (dry pumping) for a few seconds while the condensate water is being pumped. However, this noise should not occur again afterwards.
It is essential that the condensate pump system is regularly checked for correct operation. The frequency will depend on the environment in which the unit is operating but should be a minimum of once every 3 months by one of our Sydney Plumbing experts.