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Product Reviews for HVAC Condensate Pumps

A guide to selecting a condensate removal pump for your air conditioning system, humidifer, or high efficiency boiler.

Condensate pumps are used to remove the water created by your air conditioning system, high efficiency condensing boiler, or humidifier when there is no access to a drain. Condensate pumps vary in quality, capacity, and how high they can pump the water (lift or head). This guide will help you select a condensate pump that meets your installation requirements and fits within your budget.

Little Giant VCMA-20 Condensate Pump

The company that has always been the forerunner in condensate removal pump design, introduces the new generation VCMA Series. Adding features for every installation. Fully Automatic, new generation float arm for enhanced reliability. Suitable for high-efficiency, gas-furnace condensate. 3 drain holes with 20ft. shut off head and 8.7 PSI. Capable of drawing 70 GPH @ 5ft.. Intermittent Liquid Temp. up to 120deg F. Little Giant Pump Company once again defines state-of-the-art in pump design. UL and CSA listed. 1-year limited warranty. Flow (GPH): 70, Volts: 115, HP: 1/30, Max. Total Head (ft.): 20, Max. Suction Lift (ft.): 5, Max. PSI: 8.7, Volute: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Impeller Shaft: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Power Cord (ft.): 6, Thermal Overload Protection: Yes

• UL listed

• Safety switch included

• 1/30 HP motor

• 1/2 gallon ABS tank with stainless steel shaft

• 3/8-Inch OD barbed discharge and 6 foot power cord with thermal overload protection

$39.00

Hartell KT-15X Condensate Pump

The KT-15 series condensate pumps lead the industry in quality and economy! The KT-15 is perfect for the majority of residential condensate pump applications. Properly installed, the KT-15 will provide years of trouble free service. This model includes 20' of high quality, clear vinyl discharge tubing and an auxiliary safety switch. Hartell strongly recommends that all installations include a properly wired auxiliary safety switch. The auxiliary safety switch will shut down the appliance in the event of a pump overflow condition that could lead to property damage. Pump overflow can be caused by a blocked discharge line, power loss to the pump, or pump malfunction. The switch can be wired in-line with the thermostat to shut down the appliance; or wired directly to an alarm. Hartell condensate pumps are perfect for use as wastewater drain pumps for icemakers, beverage dispensers, drinking fountains, water coolers and dehumidifiers. One year manufacturer's warranty.

• Powerful pump - 15 feet of vertical lift.

• 20 feet of tubing included.

• 1 year parts & labor warranty.

$44.25

Hartell KT15-1 Condensate Pump

The KT-15 series condensate pumps lead the industry in quality and economy! The KT-15 is perfect for the majority of residential condensate pump applications. Properly installed, the KT-15 will provide years of trouble free service. Hartell condensate pumps are perfect for use as wastewater drain pumps for air conditioners, icemakers, beverage dispensers, drinking fountains, water coolers and dehumidifiers. One year manufacturer's warranty.

• Three quart plastic reservoir - 15 foot maximum lift

• Full flow check valve included - 115 volt motor with stainless shaft

• 6 foot power cord & molded plug included

• 6' power cord. UL/CSA listed. Thermal overload protected.

• Suitable for High-Efficiency, gas furnace condensate.

$38.95

Hartell KT31 Condensate Pump

The KT3 series condensate pumps are the industry's quality leader, with the only three-year warranty available! Our cam-activated switch/float design empties twice the amount of water per cycle than other pumps on the market. The KT3 cycles less, equating to longer pump life! Our high torque motor breaks free any algae or scale that may develop in the pump during the off-season, assuring start-up at the beginning of the season!

• 3 YEAR WARRANTY! Three quart plastic reservoir - 18.5 foot maximum lift

• Full flow check valve included - 115 volt 1/20 HP motor with stainless shaft

• 6 foot power cord & molded plug included

• UL/CSA listed. Thermal overload protected.

• Suitable for High-Efficiency, gas furnace condensate.

$46.00

Little Giant VCMA-15 Condensate

The company that has always been the forerunner in condensate removal pump design, introduces the new generation VCMA Series. Adding features for every installation. Fully Automatic, new generation float arm for enhanced reliability. Suitable for high-efficiency, gas-furnace condensate. 3 drain holes with 20ft. shut off head and 8.7 PSI. Capable of drawing 50 GPH @ 5ft.. Intermittent Liquid Temp. up to 120deg F. Little Giant Pump Company once again defines state-of-the-art in pump design. UL and CSA listed. 1-year limited warranty. Flow (GPH): 65 GPH with a 1 ft. rise, Volts: 115, HP: 1/60, Max. Total Head (ft.): 15, Max. Suction Lift (ft.): 5, Discharge Port (in.): 3/8, Volute: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Impeller Shaft: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Power Cord (ft.): 6, Thermal Overload Protection: Yes

• UL listed

• Safety switch included

• 1/50 HP motor

• 1/2 gallon ABS tank with stainless steel shaft

• 3/8-Inch OD barbed discharge and 6 foot power cord with thermal overload protection

$40.00

VCMA15UL - DiversiTech Condensate Removal Pump 

Use this DiversiTech Condensate Removal Pump with your portable air conditioners, dehumidifiers or portable ice makers (like models FIM90, FIM70, or FIM120) for high-efficiency condensation draining purposes. The pump's compact size makes for easy installation. While functioning at 1 foot high, this condensate pump can pump up to 65 gallons of condensation an hour. This pump has features and benefits including vibration dampening feet and motor mounts, metal hang tabs, four versatile inlet holes, an easy to understand indicator display and a simple float switch and check valve.

For use with portable air conditioner, ice machine and dehumidifier draining purposes

New generation float arm for enhanced reliability

3 inlet drain holes

15 foot shut off

20' of 3/8" ID Clear Vinyl Tube Included

Warranty: 1 year

DiversiTech Condensate Removal Pump

Suitable for high efficiency gas furnaces

Compact design for easy installation

6 foot power cord included

Pumps 65 gallons per hour at 1 ft

Weight: 5 pounds

Dimensions: 7.1"h x 5"w x 11"d

$63.00

Field Controls 20+ Condensate Pump

Model: 20+UL. Capacity for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 gallons: 95, 85, 70, 45, 0 gph, respectively. Electrical requirements: 115 V, 67 watts, 1.45 amps. Indoor use. Designed to automatically remove liquid from air conditioning, evaporative coils, and/or gas condensing warm air furnace. Specialty check valve prevents liquid backflow. Tough ABS plastic resists corrosion and impacts. Inlets: (1) 1-1/8 in. dia. port. Outlets: (1) 1 in. dia. port. Overall dimensions: 11 in. L x 5 in. W x 4-3/4 in. H.

The 20+® Condensate Pump is ideal for collecting and removing condensation from air conditioning systems, 90+ condensing furnaces and dehumidifiers. It is also good for removing excess water from ice makers, beverage machines, water coolers, drinking fountains, refrigeration and computer room AC equipment. The new 20+ Condensate Pump provides all the benefits of premium 20 foot pumps while carrying the price of a standard 15 foot pump.

The 20+ incorporates a highly efficient, waterproof motor for maximum convenience and reliable performance. The patented synchronous motor is permanently lubricated, water cooled and has very few moving parts. The low profile (4 1/2") and large reservoir of the 20+ allow for more flexibility in applications where space is limited. The high impact ABS plastic housing is resistant to acidic condensation and is capable of handling high temperature liquids. The 20+ is available with or without a safety switch which shuts down the appliance in the event of a drainage problem. It is also available with 20 feet of vinyl tubing (optional).

$60.00

 Little Giant VCMX-20ULST Condensate Removal Pump

Little Giant VCMX-20ULST (554550) 1/30HP Automatic Condensate Removal Pump includes 20ft of 3/8" Tubing and Safety Switch, which gives the option to connect air-handler shutdown or activate an alarm or building automation system.

This Little Giant Condensate Removal Pump has 6ft power cord, 1/2 gal. Oil Resistant Tank, multiple steel mounting bracket for use on either side of the tank, and slimmer footprint size for flexibility in tight spaces. Also the Little Giant VCMX-20ULST features 3/8" 1/4-Turn Check Valve that allows servicing without removal of tubing, eliminating water spills. Oil-resistant tank and check valve eliminate the problem of cracked tanks with exposure to oil.

Little Giant condensate pumps VCMX (X Next Generation) offer greater head capacities than the VCMA Series. Patent-pending cooling design increases pump life.

Features:

• Slimmer Footprint (4.8" x 10.2" x 6.5" size);

• 1/4-Turn Check Valve;

• Multiple Brackets;

• Thermal overload protection;

• External Overflow Safety Switch

• Rubber feet absorb vibration on hard surface installations;

• External Test/Run Lever for quick and easy drainage of tank for servicing;

Technical Specifications of Little Giant VCMX-20ULST:

• Model Number: VCMX-20ULST;

• Horsepower: 1/30HP;

• Tank: Medium;

• Flow: 84 GPH @ 1';

• Cord Length: 6';

• Shut Off: 21';

• Voltage: 115V;

• Check Valve: 3/8", 1/4-Turn;

• Hertz: 60Hz;

• Amps: 1.5A;

• Watts: 93W;

• Weight: 6 lbs;

• Height: 6.5";

• Width: 4.8";

• Length: 10.2";

• 2 years from the date of installation.

$48.00

ClearVue™ Pump 

The new ClearVue™ condensate pump from DiversiTech is unlike any other pump available. ClearVue™ features iQ Technology™ which makes ClearVue™ the smartest condensate pump on the market. iQ Technology™ provides ClearVue™ the ability to “think” and adapt to changing conditions. It’s not just off or on like a regular pump. ClearVue™ senses the amount of condensate water in the tank and its rate of inflow and adjusts its speed and lift to match the conditions and keep the tank clear. ClearVue™ also features Floatless Sensor™ Technology to detect the water level and rate of inflow, and decide what to do next.

iQ Technology™:Variable Lift: The variable lift in ClearVue™ assures that the pump impeller is spinning only as fast as is needed to lift the condensate water to the height needed. A slower spinning impeller means significantly less noise than conventional condensate pumps. Variable speed is a proven, quieting feature in furnace blower motors. This electronically controlled technology is now available in the ClearVue™ Pump.

Self Cleaning: One of the most common problems in condensate removal is the blockage of a drain line downstream from the condensate pump. Just like DiversiTech’s popular clog clearing gun, a little bit of pressure is often all that is needed to clear the clog. By monitoring pumping conditions, ClearVue™ is able to detect when a drain line is partially or fully clogged. In these instances, ClearVue™ increases the pressure in the drain line to attempt to clear the clog.

Floatless Sensor™: Conventional pumps use an electro-mechanical float switch to turn a condensate pump on and off, and to detect a potential overflow condition with a high level alarm. Electromechanical float switches are prone to mechanical failure, debris fouling, and misalignment. DiversiTech’s patent pending Floatless Sensor™ eliminates many of the mechanical problems associated with conventional condensate pumps. Other high level features include single button drainage, alarm terminals, a reversible deck, a see-through tank, stainless steel hang tabs, and anti-vibration rubber feet. Learn more at clearvuepump.com. Patents Pending.

22' Pump Height

LED Indicator Lights

4 LED indicator lights — Ready, Pumping, Cleaning, and Alarm. LED lights tell you what mode the pump is in at any given time.

Push Button Drain

When you need to drain the tank quickly, simply push the DRAIN button and it removes all the water in the tank.

Electronic Sensors Detect Water Level Instead of Floats

$50.00

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Great and well thought out review!

Great review with lots of information.Thank you. Voted up.

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