Condensate Pump

HVAC Condensate Pump

Definition

A condensate pump removes the water that naturally condensates inside your AC, furnace, or heat pump. When your unit runs, it slowly accumulates moisture on the evaporator coil (AC) or the exhaust stream (furnace). To prevent rust or water damage, the water must be removed by the condensate pump.

Abbreviations

CP

Related Terms

Expansion Valve

Expansion Valve

Controls how much refrigerant is allowed to flow into the evaporator coil

R-12

R-12

Common type of refrigeration used in older home AC systems

Freon

Freon

Brand name for a type of refrigerant used in air conditioning systems

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