Condensate pump...do I need one?
Proposal for new hvac includes condensate pump. 3 out of 4 include it. #4 said that you run the risk of it breaking. I've also seen where some people say it adds noise.
Our current 90% heater, age16, has a pipe that runs down the side and along the floor, about 2 feet to the edge of my floor where it drains into the French drain around my basement. This has been fine except that when we first moved in we didn't know it was there and stepped on it and had to repair it. We added a board on either side so we wouldn't do that again! Also, the basement has a small crawl right next to where the heater drains. Years ago we noticed termites in the crawl space. Termite guy said they like it wet, and the ground under it was likely damper due to condensate...
Should I bother with condensate pump? Probably save a few bucks without it. Also getting a tankless water heater, will it also have condensate? I don't know if I need more parts that can fail!