What your AC wants you to know about the Monsoon!

Air Conditioners and Humidity

A common saying in Arizona which is frequently used is, “but it’s a dry heat!” Well that doesn’t always apply during the monsoon season. Prior to 2007, the start of the monsoon was defined as when the dew point for 3 consecutive days is 55 degrees or higher. This means that the air holds more moisture than usual.  Air conditioners are designed to remove this humidity  from the air. This water or condensation flows through PVC tubes to the outside of the house. You’ve probably noticed them on the side of your house. Now what happens if they don’t work?

What you need to know about condensation lines

Air conditioners have condensation lines that allow the water to be removed from the air handler typically found in the attic. You’ll notice two sets of outlets or pipes on the wall on your house.  The primary condensation line(s) are usually closer to the ground. The secondary or back up line(s) are usually higher and closer to the roof line.

When there is enough moisture in the air which happens frequently during the monsoon, the primary condensation line is providing a path for the water that has condensed.   This is normal and proper.  If or should I say when the primary line(s) become clogged, the water flows out the secondary line(s) that are located higher.  If you see water coming out the higher or secondary tube(s), it means the primary line is clogged and it is time to call your AC technician.   When both are clogged, you can expect a leak on the ceiling underneath your secondary overflow pan directly under the air handler.

Bottom line: become familiar with the location of both your primary and secondary condensation lines and check them periodically. Early to mid-July would be a perfect time and then throughout the summer.  When the monsoon comes and the humidity in the air increases you’ll be
able to see where the water is exiting.  As I mentioned,  water coming out the lower one is the way it’s supposed to be, if it’s coming out the higher one, call the AC person quickly.  If you have rental properties, an occasional visit would be a good decision because tenants will probably not be as attentive as the homeowner.

So while you may think that your AC is working just fine because it’s keeping you cool, don’t forget about the condensation lines that must be in working order or you’ll have a mess to clean up for something that could have been easily avoided.

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,033 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 12/15/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5858049
Community: Lago Estancia
Tract: Lago Estancia
Status: Active


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Listed with Great Rate Realty


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,279 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 12/15/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5857994
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHASE 2A
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHASE 2A
Status: Active


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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,897 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 12/15/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5857975
Community: FREEMAN FARMS
Tract: FREEMAN FARMS
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,328 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 09/12/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5819139
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
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Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,604 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 12/06/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5854451
Community: Trilogy at Power Ranch
Tract: Trilogy at Power Ranch
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/15/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
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Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5818154
Community: TRILOGY UNIT 8 PHASE A
Tract: TRILOGY UNIT 8 PHASE A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/15/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,609 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 11/29/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5852254
Community: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 4
Tract: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/15/2018 by 0%
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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,760 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 10/06/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5830090
Community: EVANS RANCH
Tract: EVANS RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/15/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,096 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
Added: 12/15/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5857882
Community: COOLEY STATION PARCELS 10 AND 17 PHASE 2
Tract: COOLEY STATION PARCELS 10 AND 17 PHASE 2
Status: Active


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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,150 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 09/06/18, Last Updated: 12/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5816475
Community: COOLEY STATION PARCELS 10 AND 17 PHASE 1
Tract: COOLEY STATION PARCELS 10 AND 17 PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/15/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


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