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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$349,950 :: 3954 E DOUGLAS Loop, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,952 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 04/07/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5908059
Community: CAROL RAE RANCH
Tract: CAROL RAE RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


This almost 2,000 sqft home has 3 Bedrooms + Den. But the ''JEWEL'' of this home is the 16'X36' DIVING POOL. Good friends and good times will be enjoyed in this backyard oasis for years to come. A rich mixture of Cool deck and Brick Pavers create a wonderful blend of color mixed in with your green, green grass area. Duck under the covered patio for those hot July days, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool with a surprise cannon ball off the deep end. What fun you will have. The interior of this well-kept home is immaculate amidst the newly painted neutral wall colors. And check out the wood-like flooring just installed in the den. NEW AC in 2018. You will love the comfortable flow of space between the formal Living Room - Recently updated Kitchen - and Family Room. A MUST to see.

Listed with JK Realty


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


$379,000 :: 619 W SHERRI Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,036 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5915163
Community: TEMPLETON PLACE LOT 1-133 TR A
Tract: TEMPLETON PLACE LOT 1-133 TR A
Status: Active


Want to be close to everything, while having plenty of room for all of your cars, boats, & RVs--without an HOA? This is the home for you! All of the bedrooms are huge--1 even has its own private balcony! Brand new flooring & paint in modern colors throughout! The master bedroom is light & bright with vaulted ceilings, a bathroom with large vanity area, a walk-in shower, & a walk-in closet. Lots of windows throughout making the home full of natural light. The backyard has a sparking HEATED pool & large grassy area shaded by a mature tree & storage shed. Relax floating in the pool with a drink in your hand, the warm Arizona sun on your skin, & the smell of food grilling on the bbq! Home has been well cared for with only 2 owners! The location & price of this home are unbeatable, so don't wait!

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/!


$764,900 :: 3155 E BLACKHAWK Court, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,813 sq ft
Lot Size: 25,701 sq ft
Added: 01/18/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5869772
Community: ACACIA
Tract: ACACIA
The price of this listing was last increased on 4/22/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Semi-Custom home on over 1/2 ACRE, Gourmet Kitchen, Huge yard, open floorplan and great for family gatherings. Volume BreakfastNook, long curved raised bar with aircraft carrier size Island in Kitchen and formal dining area. Huge Master Suite w/ patio access, His &Her closets, large linen closet and large walk in tile shower with 3 shower heads! Guest Room with large walk in closet and separate bathwith walk in tile shower. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have walk in closets and access Jack & Jill bathroom w/ walk in tile shower and dual vanitysinks. Office / Exercise Room has ceramic tile flooring and hallway access to full bath. Entry Courtyard with water feature and all pavers!Back yard is completely landscaped lots of trees, Garden with watering system timer,

Listed with Realty Executives


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


$430,000 :: 3706 E JAGUAR Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,586 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5915009
Community: SEVILLE
Tract: SEVILLE
Status: Active


Rare five bedroom, three bath home in one of the Valley's top neighborhoods, Seville Golf and Country Club! Oversized resort style backyard with RV gate and driveway extension. Designer touches in every room. Upgraded flooring throughout, no carpeting! Open and bright floor plan, great for entertaining. Recently remodeled kitchen. Two full bedrooms plus bath downstairs. The upstairs master suite offers remodeled master spa bath; featuring glass and tile shower, freestanding tub, custom dual sink vanity and huge walk in closet. The backyard is an entertainers dream, pebble tec pool w/ water feature, turf area plus fire pit. 5'' baseboards and hardwood shutters throughout. Garage has built in cabinets, overhead storage, and work area. Walk to school, Country Club and more!

Listed with Launch Real Estate


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


$450,000 :: 4980 S PEACHWOOD Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,542 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5915012
Community: TRILOGY AT POWER RANCH
Tract: TRILOGY AT POWER RANCH
Status: Active


Don't Miss coming to see this one! This newly remodeled home is fabulous. It is the largest model with the 3rd bedroom guest casita off the entrance. The main home has 2 bedrooms and den with built in library. New wood plank vinyl flooring and plush carpet. New interior paint, including newly painted cabinets, Some new Light fixtures and designer touches throughout. We took out niches and pony walls etc. to open this floorplan up and make it very appealing. Nice backyard with mature trees and grass and gravel area. Easy maintenance yard. Square footage breaks down to main house 2316 sf, guest casita, 226 sq ft = 2542 sq ft. Gorgeous home in a wonderful guard gated community of Triology at Power Ranch.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$318,900 :: 1453 S Kadota Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,991 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,614 sq ft
Added: 03/20/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5899039
Community: Agritopia
Tract: Agritopia
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2019 by 0%
Status: Active


Location, Location, Location in beautiful Agritopia. Close to all the amenities Agritopia has to offer. This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home shows the pride of ownership and has been beautifuly maintained. There is a Open concept kitchen with granite counter tops and custom backsplash and stainless steel sink. There is an eat-in kitchen and separate dinning room. Plus a family room and formal living room. This home boast nearly 2,000 sq ft. Bedrooms are upstair with large master, and bathroom on-suite with double sinks. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of closet space and built in hall desk. Come check out this beauty before its gone.

Listed with JK Realty


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


$439,900 :: 2487 E ARIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,708 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5915150
Community: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 3 PARCEL 3
Tract: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 3 PARCEL 3
Status: Active


WOW!!! Gorgeous Outstanding former ''Model'' perfect Home with great curb appeal & private gated courtyard entry. Interior has new neutral paint, NEW WOOD FLOORS, carpet, ceiling fans, built-in media wall, beautiful tile floor, window blinds, & private Den. Stunning chefs kitchen features center island, granite counters, breakfast bar, SS appliances, tiled backsplash, & upgraded staggered wood cabinetry. Great gathering place for family and friends. Formal living/dining area with upgraded lighting. Perfect Home for entertaining inside & out! Grand master retreat with custom palette, large picture window, patio access, walk-in closet, & spa-like private en suite. Covered backyard patio, built-in fire pit with Trellis covered paver patio, & play area in your own yard. Community Playground

Listed with ProSmart Realty


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$995,000 :: 4509 S BANNING Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85297

5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 5,300 sq ft
Lot Size: 33,542 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5915160
Community: WESTON RANCH
Tract: WESTON RANCH
Status: Active


Welcome to this custom built, oasis haven in the luxurious Weston Ranch gated community. Beautifully manicured desert landscaping on huge 3/4 acre lot, with premium rock elevation & grassy area leading up to gated courtyard. Interior courtyard is complete with foliage & fountain, and features separate entrance to casita. Perfect for in-laws or a guest suite, casita has private bath, fridge, microwave & sink. Inside the main home, you're welcomed by the majestic foyer to the separate formal living room to one side & dining room with butler's pantry on the other. High 10-foot ceilings & chandeliers throughout, with carpet, tile & real hard wood inlay flooring in all the right places. Huge chef-pleasing kitchen features granite counter tops, tile backsplash, raised panel cherry cabinets ...

Listed with Weichert, Realtors - Courtney Valleywide


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


$274,900 :: 910 S ANNIE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85296

3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,035 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,178 sq ft
Added: 04/22/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5915140
Community: COOLEY STATION
Tract: COOLEY STATION
Status: Active


Come see this 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath, two-story townhome with a den in Cooley Station North that offers fresh paint and new carpeting throughout. The kitchen has granite counters with an island, stainless steel appliances, and dark cabinetry. Upstairs, the master boasts an attached ensuite with dual vanity, separate walk-in shower and soaking tub, and large walk-in closet. This home is close to the community amenities and a short drive to shopping, dining, and the highway. Come view this home today!

Listed with Offerpad


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


$238,000 :: 2779 S HARMONY Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,376 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 03/16/19, Last Updated: 04/22/19
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5897531
Community: VAL VISTA CLASSIC PARCEL 1 CONDOMINIUM
Tract: VAL VISTA CLASSIC PARCEL 1 CONDOMINIUM
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/29/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Pristine Residence located in a Prime Location! Luxury living in this highly sought after subdivision! This townhome boasts of 2 bedrooms 2.5 Baths with 1376 of spacious living space complete with a 2 car tandem garage and UPGRADES GALORE! **DESIRABLE END UNIT** **CUSTOM REAL WOOD FLOORING** **STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES** **GRANITE COUNTERTOPS** **UPGRADED CABINETS** **2 CAR TANDEM GARAGE** **TILED KITCHEN** **GATED COMMUNITY** **CUSTOM BLINDS** **CEILING FANS** **COMMUNITY POOL* Located close to Shopping, Restaurants, Freeways and Great Schools! Make this one yours today!

Listed with Venture REI, LLC


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