The problem the home inspector pointed out was that it drains into the same pipe that the clothes washer does.
Also, the other day the A/C was running, and water was dripping over the furnace from the line. One joint was leaking, and also the line isn't sloped enough to allow for proper drainage.
I've got some questions: (1) Is it true that this is work for an A/C guy, not a plumber? I called a plumber, and he didn't want to do the work and said call an A/C guy. I'm asking, because at least where I live, it seems like many A/C guys are one- or two-person shops that are hard to get ahold of (and might not even have an office). (2) The plumber also said that the way the A/C condensate line/drain should work is that it goes to the floor, and then some pump pumps it out of the house through a line going through the basement wall. While I can see that the current setup is dumb (condensate can't really drip into pipe when the hose from the washer is in place), is it true that someone can't just add another "branch" to the PVC pipe the washer is draining into, and have the condensate drain go into that? I guess maybe that's not such a hot idea, since maybe the stuff coming out of the water is under some pressure, but the whole business of drilling a hole through the basement wall sounds like a lot of work.