Designed in the United Kingdom, the device is being included free with all RectorSeal-distributed Aspen Pumps.
RectorSeal Corp. has introduced
what it says is the HVAC industry’s first anti-siphoning device to
eliminate siphoning due to improper condensate pump installations with ductless
mini-split air conditioners.
Designed by Aspen Pumps in the
United Kingdom, the device is being included free with all
RectorSeal-distributed Aspen Pumps. The unit is 2 inches long, made of molded
orange plastic and comes with an integral air intake. It is installed in the
pump’s quarter-inch-diameter discharge hose.
Its design prevents auto-siphoning
and automatic emptying. It also reduces noise and overheating, which is one of
the main causes of pump failure, RectorSeal officials say.
"The majority of condensate pump failures, regardless
of brand or model, are due to field installation errors typically where an
incorrectly routed discharge line creates a siphon," said Sean Holloway,
RectorSeal's HVACR national sales manager. "The anti-siphoning device
ensures a quiet, effective and long-lasting operation."
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