You may not even know that central air conditioning has a condensate pump. That is, of course, until it breaks and you need condensate pump repair. A condensate pump is most common in home air conditioning units, but you might also be able to find it in larger freezers, or even some radiators. In each application, its main purpose is the same: to pump the water out of the system that is produced through the water vapor your unit needs to run.
With that knowledge, imagine your condensate pump breaking down. When that water cannot get pumped out, it will begin to penetrate its surroundings and even the units. We do not have to tell you about the damage that water in an electronic circuit system can produce. So naturally, as soon as you find it broken, it makes sense to inform yourself about your condensate pump repair options.
Here, there are a few things you should know:
- A simple cleaning may be all that’s needed to restore function. However, you have to be sure to follow the right steps.
- You can test the pump by directing water from the pump into a bucket and pour water into the pump reservoir. If the pump kicks on and water pours into the bucket, it functions normally.
- You have to find the right company for potential repair or replacement. A condensate pump is only a small portion of your A/C unit, but if you do not get the repair right, you could damage the larger structure.
Of course, the above may leave you with additional questions about your condensate pump. When it breaks down, you might also need to get the unit inspected to see if the pump is the problem. In that case, contact Aladdin Plumbing. We would love to help you make sure that your pump, and your air conditioning unit in general, functions perfectly and for years to come.