Condensate Pump, Motor & Tank Repair
Condensate Pump Description
A condensate pump is used to return collected water back to a boiler system. When steam is used to heat a building or create domestic hot water, as it cools it returns to liquid form or condenses creating what many people simply call condensate water. The water is returned to a holding tank which is designed to handle the volume of water returning from the steam.
This water can be disposed of if necessary but in many cases it’s much more economical to reuse the water. Because the water is still hot and close to boiling point it can be heated back to steam with much less energy than if new cold water was introduced into a boiler.
In order to collect and return this water a condensate system consisting of a collection tank and condensate pumps are used. The tank typically has a float which activates the pumps to run when the tank fills to a certain level. The pumps return the water to the boiler and then deactivate waiting for the tank to fill again.
During the cold winter months these systems are relied upon heavily to keep heating systems running efficiently.
What happens over time?
- Over time these pumps usually start leaking from the seal and will need to be repaired.
- The holding tank starts rusting, rotting, or leaking.
- The motor starts grinding, making abnormal noises and/or drawing high amperage.
It is important to keep these condensate pumps running correctly throughout the heating season to save on heating costs.
If your condensate pump needs service or you just want to get it inspected, give us a call.
We will schedule an appointment with you and have one of our expert pump technicians come out.
You can reach us at (212) 981-1150.
Pro Pump Corp
707 Woodfield Rd.
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Servicing NYC & Tristate Metro Area
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