How is the MrCool Hyper Heat Condensate Drain Handled? - Ask the Expert Episode 132

The MrCool Hyper Heat ductless mini-split offers a few different options when draining the condensation.

Video Script:

Today's question comes from Joan in North Carolina: "Hey Dan. On a MrCool Hyper Heat, how is the condensate handled?"

The MrCool Hyper Heat is a ductless mini split designed to be really warm in winter. It drains water just like any other mini split. Typically you will have an air handler on the wall and there will be a condensate hose in the air handler. You have to drill a hole in the wall and you put that condensate drain out through that hose. You run it down through the house and it drains out.

It is a gravity drain, which is a fancy way of saying water flows downhill, so make sure the condensate drain always slopes downward. You can run your drain up into the attic, but the water would back up and it would drip all over your walls and your house.

If you want to install the air handler on an interior wall, you can get a condensate drain pump. In that case, you could go up through the attic and to the outside of the house. They do cost a little more money, so if you can't use gravity, you should do that.

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2 comments (view/add)
  • Kevin Becker
    Kevin Becker
    Posted on 11/6/2018

    Is there a concern about the condensate in the tubing freezing in the winter?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 11/7/2018

    There shouldn't be. Condensate should only form on the inside coil during cooling. In heating mode, the indoor air handler should not produce condensate.

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