Condensate pumps remove waste water (condensate) that cannot be removed through your current drainage system. This usually occurs when the boiler is located in a basement, or if it is a long way from the drainage system.
Regulation covering UK properties states that all gas-fired boilers fitted after 1st April 2005 and oil-fired boilers fitted after 2007 must be condensing boilers. Like many heating systems, air conditioning systems and industrial refrigeration units, condensing boilers use water to control the environment’s temperature.
During this process steam is produced. When cooled, this is converted back into water droplets. This waste water (known as condensate) is acidic and must be disposed of through the property’s existing drainage system, or through a condensate soak away.
This presents a challenge when there is no comprehensive drainage system in place. If gravity cannot take condensed water away from the home (for the same logistical problems as mentioned above) a condensate pump can be used. As well as getting the job done, it will reduce the visual impact on your home caused by the unsightly pipework required for other solutions.
The principle behind condensate pumps is a simple and proven one, ensuring reliable and effective operation. Working in the opposite way to a water turbine (whereby energy from flowing water is transferred to a propeller), it transfers energy from a powerful motor to the condensate water via a rotating impeller.
Pump Sales Direct is one of the leading providers of pumps in the UK. with a number of from leading manufacturer Grundfos, ensuring you can achieve the efficient and reliable disposal of condensate waste from any property.