Jun
2020

How to Change the Water in Your Condenser Hotwell

The condenser hotwell has a large water tank in it, which holds the water for a number of cycles at a time. These cycles can be very lengthy depending on how much water you have and the amount of power that your unit has. You have to check on the manual that comes with the unit to see if you have to change the water every few cycles. It is possible to hook up an electric pump to your unit to have water all over the place, but that is really just an inconvenience.

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The condenser hotwell needs to be cycled so that you can refill the tank of water that you are working with. In order to do this, you need to turn the valve on your condenser unit so that the water will flow into the water tank. As soon as the water goes into the tank, you need to turn the valve off. Turn the valve back to open. If you are doing this often, you may want to get another condenser hotwell because the water might become contaminated with dirt and debris and then it would be hard to use the unit again.

When the water is no longer needed, you can remove the water from the tank by unplugging the water supply. It is a good idea to know what the expiration date on the condenser unit is. You should be able to tell if the water needs to be replaced or not by knowing how long the unit has been on the market. If the unit is one-year-old, then it is probably good for as long as you own the system. If the unit is older than one year, you will need to replace it as soon as possible.