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: 1,788 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 05/24/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6082320
Community: Estates at the Spectrum
Tract: Estates at the Spectrum
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/5/2020 by 3%
Status: Active


New interior paint and carpets and bathroom flooring 5/20/2020 Elegant exterior stone elevation & side load garage. Beautiful green landscape & Big yard. Easy Clean tile in Kit & Din Rm. Refrigerator Incl. Large bedrooms, master has walk in closet. Bed 4 or office/den that has a closet.

Listed with AZ Residential Management LLC


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,377 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087575
Community: KAUFMAN AND BROAD AT COOPER RANCH
Tract: KAUFMAN AND BROAD AT COOPER RANCH
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,347 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 05/21/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6081190
Community: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH PHASE 1
Tract: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANCH PHASE 1
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,105 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,614 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087528
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PARCEL 2 VARIOUS LOTS
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PARCEL 2 VARIOUS LOTS
Status: Active


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3 beds, 1.75 baths
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Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087542
Community: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 1
Tract: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 1
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,522 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087557
Community: COPPER RANCH AMD
Tract: COPPER RANCH AMD
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
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Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087560
Community: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 3
Tract: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 3
Status: Active


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4 beds, 4.5 baths
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Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
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MLS Number: 6087522
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Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS (SOUTHWEST) AT MORRISON RANCH
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,956 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 06/05/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6087516
Community: LYONS GATE PHASE 9
Tract: LYONS GATE PHASE 9
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,657 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 03/25/20, Last Updated: 06/05/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6055911
Community: CHANDLER GINNING
Tract: CHANDLER GINNING
Status: Active


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