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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$479,900 :: 1051 E TYSON Court, Gilbert AZ, 85295

4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,925 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662471
Community: ASHLAND RANCH
Tract: ASHLAND RANCH
Status: Active


Stunning Gilbert living in the highly sought after Ashland Ranch neighborhood! This meticulously maintained single level sits at 3,000 sq ft and offers an open floorpan, with an abundance of upgraded features. Interior features include: soaring 10 ft ceilings, 8 ft interior doors, granite countertops, double ovens, custom kitchen wet bar with a viking beverage fridge, highly upgraded remodeled bathrooms, custom shutters throughout, a cozy family room gas fireplace, french door entry to the master and a custom glass front door. Backyard amenities include: a luxurious private oasis with a beautiful in ground pool and a relaxing waterfall, lush landscaping insuring privacy and your very own putting green. Located just a couple miles from shopping, dinning, Top Golf, Main Event,

Listed with Blanzy Realty LLC


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$769,000 :: 1901 E CYPRESS TREE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,645 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 07/05/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5629011
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/26/2017 by 4%
Status: Active


PRICED more than $20K lower than appraised value to allow for more upgrades. WATERFRONT Home in Gated neighborhood of Val Vista Lakes with a fully finished Basement- 4,645 sqft, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, huge office with a separate entry. Second story features 2 of the bedrooms plus the Master Suite that offers an additional sitting/TV room and a workout room with a separate entry into the Master Bath. The main level of this beautiful home boasts the elegant Living Room with a 2-way, gas fireplace; the Kitchen with All New Stainless Appliances; the Breakfast Room; a closed in Patio Area with access to the Living Room and the Dining Area; a half bathroom; 1 Bedroom with a private 3/4 bathroom; and the Laundry Room. Fully Finished Basement has 1 bedroom, 3/4 Bathroom,

Listed with Realty ONE Group


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$225,000 :: 4533 E HARRISON Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,299 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662370
Community: GATEWAY VILLAGE
Tract: GATEWAY VILLAGE
Status: Active


Great opportunity to buy into this beautiful community. A brick paver driveway leads you to the welcoming front porch. This popular floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths has a kitchen that opens to the great room. Master bedroom features a walk-in closet, dual sinks and double doors to the back patio. The kitchen has upgraded cabinets and tile floors. Neutral colors are found throughout. Community includes parks, playgrounds, sand volleyball, BBQ Ramada, basketball and resort like pool. It is close to the 202 freeway, restaurants, shopping, elementary school, hospital and airport. A little gem!

Listed with RE/MAX Alliance Group


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$275,000 :: 1116 W TREMAINE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,556 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662402
Community: CAYMAN SQUARE UNIT 1
Tract: CAYMAN SQUARE UNIT 1
Status: Active


A Fine Meticulous Affordable Home. Move in Ready!Great room floor plan with 3 Bedrooms,2 Full Baths and Vaulted Ceilings.Extra Large Sliding glass door with new screen & plenty of windows for light throughout.Amazing indoor & outdoor living space!This pristine home shows pride of ownership. Tile in all the right places;Large Master Bedroom with new cellular blinds. Master bath has double vanity. Inside laundry room. Remodeled, new interior paint, new carpet, newer AC. Water Softener & upgraded Ceiling fans. 2 Car Garage. Kitchen features Wood Cabinetry, Island, Black Appliances, and Granite Countertops. Upgraded Bathroom. N/S professionally landscaped front and rear yards; Nice covered patio and a park like rear yard with Orange tree. 10'X5' Faddco Storage Shed installed on a ....

Listed with DPR Realty LLC


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$264,900 :: 4222 S FIRESIDE Court, Gilbert AZ, 85297

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,773 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662432
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Status: Active


NICE CLEAN HOME WITH CUSTOM PAINT AND TILE EVERYWHERE EXCEPT THE THREE BEDROOMS. MOST WINDOWS HAVE PLANTATION SHUTTERS. NICE SIZED MASTER BEDROOM WITH WALK-IN CLOSET. MASTER BATH HAS SEPARATE TUB AND SHOWER AND DOUBLE SINKS. ONE SIDE OF GARAGE IS EXTENDED QUITE DEEP. BACKYARD HAS GRASSY AREA. POWER RANCH HAS COMMUNITY POOL, FISHING LAKE, AND LOTS OF OPEN GREEN BELT.

Listed with McMath Realty LLC


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$338,560 :: 6687 S BALBOA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,814 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 08/10/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5645034
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 38B
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 38B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/10/2017 by 8%
Status: Active


PRICE REDUCED! HUD Home SAVE THOUSANDS! Beautiful 4 bedroom plus den, 3.5 bathroom home in the desirable community of Seville with separate living room, formal dining room, loft and family room with soaring 20 foot ceiling. Large eat in kitchen with lots of cabinets, huge island, walk in pantry and stainless steel dishwasher. Master bedroom suite features his and her walk in closets, double sink vanity and separate tub and shower.Secondary bedrooms have spacious walk in closets. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a Jack and Jill bathroom. Laundry room has gas stub for dryer and is plumbed for sink. Private back yard can be enjoyed from the comfort of the covered patio that's wired for speakers and a ceiling fan. Lots of room for the toys with an over sized three car, tandem garage and RV gates

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$449,900 :: 1126 E FLAMINGO Way, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,536 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 09/07/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5657029
Community: COPPERLEAF
Tract: COPPERLEAF
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/7/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Arizona Living at it's Best!Welcome to your next home.This 5 bedroom, den, loft, 3 1/2 bathroom home rests on a HUGE premium lot which is just under an 1/3 of an acre. Soaring ceilings greet you as you enter this spacious home. Neutral two toned paint highlights this open floor plan. Kitchen boasts of a LARGE ISLAND and walk in pantry, as well as granite counters and upgraded cabinetry. Additional upgrades include an in wall vacuuming system, neutral tile/carpet flooring, pest tubes in walls, paver driveway, and an over sized sliding door between the Family Room and the back yard.The OASIS back yard is ready for your entertaining,and boasts of a sparkling HEATED pool which can be controlled by an app on your phone.Plenty of room for storage with the 3 car tandem garage with epoxy flooring.

Listed with Dave Barber Realty, Inc.


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$259,900 :: 4186 E MILKY Way, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,883 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 08/09/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5643733
Community: WILLOWS
Tract: WILLOWS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/9/2017 by 4%
Status: Active


HIGHLY UPGRADED IMMACULATELY CARED FOR HOME ON QUIET TREE LINED STREET. CUTE FRONT PORCH GREETS YOU AT THE CURB-PERFECT FOR GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS, HAVING COFFEE, OR READING YOUR FAVORITE BOOK. SPECTACULAR GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GORGEOUS GRANITE, BEAUTIFUL CABINETRY AND STAINLESS APPLIANCES. THE OPEN AND BRIGHT GREAT ROOM IS PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING. CUSTOM IRON RAILING/BANISTER LEADS YOU UPSTAIRS TO THE LOFT AREA-PERFECT HOMEWORK/COMPUTER STATION. THE BEDROOMS ARE NICE SIZED, AND THE MASTER HAS CUSTOM CHANDELIER, CROWN MOLDING AND BEAUTIFUL FINISHES/DUAL SINKS AND HUGE WALKIN CLOSET. STEP OUT BACK ONTO HUGE COVERED PATIO AND RELAX, WITH LOW MAINTENANCE MATURE PLANTS. JUST A SHORT WALK TO COMMUNITY PARK/POOL-YOUR GOING TO LOVE THE LOCATION. FRONT YARD IS MAINTAINED BY HOA..HURRY!

Listed with Long Realty Partners


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$434,000 :: 7002 S GALLERY Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,750 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,245 sq ft
Added: 08/02/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5641249
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 18B
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 18B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/3/2017 by 6%
Status: Active


You'll love this beautiful one-owner home on a .35 acre homesite offering 3 bedrooms, separate den/office + bonus room & 3 baths with separate living/dining room & family room in 2750 SqFt. The eat-in kitchen opens to the family room & features an abundance of maple cabinetry with crown molding, granite counters, island with breakfast bar & white appliances. Refrigerator included! The large desert landscaped backyard is complete with full-length covered patio, extended patio with pergola and side yard with RV gate. Fantastic yard for entertaining with room for a pool or addition and tons of potential! The master retreat is complete with a private bath w/dual sink vanity, separate tub & shower & walk-in closet. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a Jack & Jill bathroom that also has a dual sink vanity!

Listed with Keller Williams Arizona Realty


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$289,999 :: 1560 S HAWK Court, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,543 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 06/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5622044
Community: GARDENS PARCEL 1
Tract: GARDENS PARCEL 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/14/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


This gorgeous house nestled within the desirable community of Gilbert Gardens is a must see! Located inside a quiet, cul de sac neighborhood, this house offers an open, spacious floorplan, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features beautiful granite countertops, and fancy tile backsplash! Enjoy all 4 full bedrooms and a comfy loft upstairs, ideal for privacy. Take advantage of having spacious walk-in closets in most of the bedrooms! Can't pass up on a large master bedroom with double sinks, Roman tub and an overly spacious seating area that would be perfect for a nursery, office or workout room! You'll love to relax in the large backyard which features a covered patio and a beautiful sparkling pool!! This house is truly a must see and will give you that WOW factor!!

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!