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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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,353 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 01/20/22, Last Updated: 01/20/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6342861
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 3
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 3
Status: Active


Welcome to this beautiful, move in ready 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with pool in the award winning community of Power Ranch. This spacious home includes a family room, dining room, breakfast nook, loft, 5 bedrooms, 3 car garage, and a gorgeous backyard with swimming pool! Stylish kitchen remodel includes all new cabinets, quartz counters & appliances. Other updates include new flooring, interior & exterior paint, & full remodel of downstairs bath. One full bedroom & bath located own stairs. The generously sized master suite also includes a sitting room, a walk in closet, & the bathroom offers separate tub & shower, dual sinks & new countertops. All new ceiling fans throughout the home. Take a dive into the deep pool or relax on the travertine patio and enjoy the Arizona outdoor living.

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,804 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,228 sq ft
Added: 01/20/22, Last Updated: 01/20/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6344073
Community: COOLEY STATION PARCEL 15 PHASE 2
Tract: COOLEY STATION PARCEL 15 PHASE 2
Status: Active


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Listed with O48 Realty


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,300 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 01/20/22, Last Updated: 01/20/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6342119
Community: Sonoma at Freeman Farms
Tract: Sonoma at Freeman Farms
Status: Active


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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,941 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 01/13/22, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6339195
Community: BRIDGES EAST PARCEL 3-4
Tract: BRIDGES EAST PARCEL 3-4
The price of this listing was last increased on 1/19/2022 by 5%
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,450 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 01/19/22, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6344128
Community: PECOS PARK 2
Tract: PECOS PARK 2
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,044 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 01/03/22, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6334935
Community: BRIDGES NORTH
Tract: BRIDGES NORTH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/19/2022 by 5%
Status: Active


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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,850 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 01/19/22, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6344113
Community: ESTATES AT VELVENDO PHASE 2
Tract: ESTATES AT VELVENDO PHASE 2
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,353 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 10/26/21, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6312406
Community: ASHLAND RANCH
Tract: ASHLAND RANCH
Status: Active


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Listed with Opendoor Brokerage, LLC


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,903 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 11/05/21, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6317334
Community: CORONADO RANCH PARCEL 1B
Tract: CORONADO RANCH PARCEL 1B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/19/2022 by 1%
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,708 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,228 sq ft
Added: 01/19/22, Last Updated: 01/19/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6344025
Community: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES LT 1-79 TR A B
Tract: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES LT 1-79 TR A B
Status: Active


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