A condensation pump moves water that is produced by a furnace, evaporator coil, humidifier to the necessary drainage receptacles. An annual inspection of the condensation pump can prevent costly repairs. Every year the pump should be visually checked for any cracks or overflow from its housing assembly. The interior should be discharged and inspected for any blockages that accumulate overtime. If a visible leak or overflow of the condensation pump exists, the system should be checked immediately. An overlooked leak can lead to large-scale damage from water exposure, as well as mold infiltration. As a homeowner you can purchase condensate pan treatment tablets to prevent mold and mildew from growing in the condensate pump.
Get Your Cleaning Done Yearly!
There are few parts in your furnace that benefit as much as the condensation pump from yearly maintenance checks. Those that have recently replaced their unit are probably not looking to replace the system again for several more years. In order to make this desire a reality, you must take getting your system cleaned regularly seriously and make sure that you do schedule to have a professional look at the system EVERY year.