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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$295,000 :: 820 N OWL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,058 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5726052
Community: Towne Meadows
Tract: Towne Meadows
Status: Active


MOVE IN READY! THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE FREEWAY AND SHOPPING, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, FEATURES STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS, FRESH PAINT, OVERSIZED BREAKFAST BAR, 4 BEDROOM AND 2 BATHS. BACKYARD FEATURES COVERED PATIO, PAVERS, SYNTHETIC GRASS AND FRUIT TREES. RV LOT.

Listed with RE/MAX Fine Properties


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$180,000 :: 1633 E LAKESIDE Drive #43, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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1 bed, 1 bath
Home size: 673 sq ft
Lot Size: 871 sq ft
Added: 02/10/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5722028
Community: BEACH CLUB VILLAGE AT VAL VIST
Tract: BEACH CLUB VILLAGE AT VAL VIST
Status: Active


Beautifully remodeled townhome in the fabulous Beach Club at Val Vista Lakes! Updated flooring, granite counters, kitchen, bathroom, paint, fixtures and newer a/c unit, water heater and appliances and all located on a great interior lot! The beautiful and lush Val Vista Lakes community offers resort style living with a gorgeous club house with jr olympic heated pool, a sandy beach pool, indoor racquetball, workout facility, tennis and pickle ball courts, multiple parks, lakes and walking paths. Home is currently used as a vacation rental home which can continue or would make a great 2nd home or primary home. Conveniently located near upscale shopping, restaurants, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Gateway Hospital and a quick commute to the 60 for great valley wide access.

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$415,000 :: 993 S JACOB Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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5 beds, 3.75 baths
Home size: 2,927 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 01/31/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5716751
Community: NEELY FARMS UNIT 2
Tract: NEELY FARMS UNIT 2
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/31/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


Immaculate remodel shows like a model home! All cabinets, granite, flooring, real hardwood flooring, baseboards, doors, and new paint in the interior and exterior in 2010. Amazing lot surrounded by tons of common area. Great backyard with covered patio, fenced pool, grassy areas and garden plot. Neighborhood is quiet and very friendly. 5 bedrooms, an oversized loft( possible 6th bedroom with room for a loft), 3.5 bath, 3 car garage on an amazing cul-de-sac lot. Elementary school is a short walk across green belt. Next to Lifetime fitness, shopping, and downtown Gilbert.

Listed with O48 Realty


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$330,000 :: 1676 W DESERT Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,226 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5726016
Community: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY
Tract: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY
Status: Active


Beautiful single level home in a wonderful Gilbert golf community! 4 bedrooms plus a den! This open floor plan offers soaring vaulted ceilings, new carpet and a 2.5 car garage. Formal dining and eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar. The large master suite has vaulted ceilings and a separate entrance to the pool. Master bath has double sinks, separate tub and shower and walk-in closet. Large laundry room with sink and clothes rack. Backyard features a covered patio and pool, easy to care for desert landscaping, and plenty of room for entertaining. Sunscreens for energy efficiency. Exterior newly painted.

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$274,999 :: 1695 S ROME Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,688 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5726014
Community: FINCHER FARMS
Tract: FINCHER FARMS
Status: Active


COMING SOON! This property is renter occupied and not available to show until March 4th. This 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is located in the beautiful Fincher Farms sub-division of Gilbert. This fantastic home features grassy/gravel landscaping and 2 car garage. The fantastic interior boast neutral paint, living-dining room, formal family room, and tile flooring. The lovely kitchen offers charming appliances, ample cabinets, breakfast bar, and pantry. The master bedroom has full bath with his & her sinks, soaking tub & step-in shower.

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate, LLC


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$262,000 :: 534 S ASH Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,479 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5725971
Community: LAGO ESTANCIA
Tract: LAGO ESTANCIA
Status: Active


Stylish home located in a lake subdivision. Close to all Gilbert has to offer. Open and inviting floor plan. Private exit to patio off master bedroom. Recently updated kitchen to prepare snacks while you lounge in the inviting yard space. This is one to see and make your own.

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$485,000 :: 3524 S SOBOBA Street, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,177 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5726007
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 11 PA
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 11 PA
Status: Active


Highly Upgraded TW Lewis home in Power Ranch! Great curb appeal with spanish design and pavered courtyard! Split 4 bedroom floor plan! One bedrooms has double doors and opens to the living area. Spacious living and family rooms with formal dining! Fresh paint and carpet in 2017! Gourmet kitchen features upgraded staggered cabinets, tile backsplash, 30'' gas cooktop, double wall ovens, built in microwave and fridge! Large kitchen island with seating for 4! Gas fireplace in family room! Walk-in shower and soaking tub in master with split sinks and big master closet! Laundry room with upper cabinets, utility sink, and washer/dryer included. Resort style backyard with sparkling pool, pavered decking, and covered patio! 3 car tandem garage with soft water loop! This home won't disappoint!!

Listed with Gentry Real Estate Group


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$326,000 :: 2750 E MEWS Road, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,387 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 02/02/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5718484
Community: ADORA TRAILS PARCEL 11B
Tract: ADORA TRAILS PARCEL 11B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/3/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


This house is practically brand new. Only lived in for a year.Beautiful Tuscan Exterior with Stone Accents. Impressive Paver Driveway & Walkway. GE Slate Kitchen Package with Gas Range. Concrete Grey Quartz Tops. White Maple Cabinets throughout. Gorgeous 12 x 24 Tile. Blinds in all rooms. Ceilings Fans Extended Covered Patio, Soft Water Loop & Front and Back yard Landscaping. Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator convey.

Listed with ProSmart Realty


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$404,900 :: 4111 E MESQUITE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,305 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5725984
Community: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANC
Tract: ELLIOT GROVES AT MORRISON RANC
Status: Active


Gorgeous and MOVE-IN READY! Two-story home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and beautiful upgrades throughout! Large, open floorplan with tons of natural light! Kitchen showcases beautiful cabinets and granite countertops with stainless steel appliances! Large backyard with covered patio perfect for entertaining! Upstairs master showcases pretty on-suite with dual vanity, large step-in shower, soaking tub, and large walk-in closet! This one is going to go quick - don't miss it! *Seller recently paid for a 3rd party complete home inspection (attached). Home Inspection is attached including all completed repairs.

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$185,000 :: 4082 E WINDSOR Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 967 sq ft
Lot Size: 435 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5725899
Community: GARDENS PARCEL 5 CONDOMINIUM A
Tract: GARDENS PARCEL 5 CONDOMINIUM A
Status: Active


Here is a a very cute and clean townhome with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances with fridge and built in microwave. Granite countertops and cherry cabinets. Tile in family room and kitchen. attached garage with washer and dryer included. Community has pool, grass play field, basketball court, playground.

Listed with Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC


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