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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$248,000 :: 2075 E ARABIAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,616 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 10/10/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5672101
Community: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 17
Tract: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 17
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/10/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


Great Location in much sought after Gilbert community of Finley Farms close to all Golf shopping Dining five minutes to san tan village Top Golf desirable award winning Gilbert schools separate formal living and family room could be converted to fourth bedroom family room open to kitchen with high ceiling kitchen island walk in pantry gas range all bedrooms are upstairs master suite with walk in closet bay window nice size back yard wood gazebo desert landscape home is clean and move in ready

Listed with Express Realty


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$335,000 :: 650 E VAUGHN Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,298 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 08/22/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5649849
Community: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
Tract: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/7/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Welcome Home! This spacious 4/2 Gilbert home is waiting for you! Lots of upgrades, tiled living areas, newer fixtures, new tile roof, vaulted ceilings, low-maintenance landscaping in front, on a larger corner lot in quiet Gilbert Neighborhood. Huge MBR with sitting area. Enjoy the outdoors in your backyard with grass and an oversized Pebble Tec pool (w/ new variable speed motor) water features, large covered patio, and new pool fence. Spacious 3 car garage with plenty of storage in the built-in cabinets, and large wash tub. Two doggie doors, newer storm/security screen doors to backyard Large community pool just down the street as well. Great location! Close to parks and downtown Gilbert with all its great dining and shopping. Don't miss this one!

Listed with Realty USA Southwest


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$369,900 :: 4186 E LOS ALTOS Road, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,710 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 07/08/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5630422
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 7 PHA
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 7 PHA
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Look no further! This stunning 4 bed, 3 bath property located in Gilbert is just the on you've been waiting for! Featuring desert and grassy landscaping, 2 car garage, RV gate, dining and living areas, a den, basement game room with a wet bar, and plantation shutters, you simply can't let this one go! The gourmet kitchen offers ample cabinetry, a pantry, granite countertops, stone backsplash, matching appliances, and a charming island with a breakfast bar. Inside the grandiose master bedroom you will find a full bath with double sinks, separate tub and shower, and a walk-in closet. The lovely backyard boasts a covered patio, paved seating area, a storage shed, built-in BBQ, and outdoor fireplace! The good ones never last, don't waste any time and schedule a showing today!

Listed with TreeHouse Realty, LLC


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$265,000 :: 4747 E NARROWLEAF Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,308 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 10/22/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677777
Community: TRILOGY UNIT 9 PHASE A
Tract: TRILOGY UNIT 9 PHASE A
Status: Active


This home is a must see!! Single level, great room plan that is in immaculate condition and boasts all of the upgrades you could want. It is located on a very quiet street to enjoy your retirement years. The owner has upgraded the tile throughout, carpet and granite countertops. The absolute best part of this home is the stunning backyard, with artificial turf and pergola to enjoy your evenings. At this price point, it will not be around for long. Come and enjoy the Active Adult lifestyle of living at Trilogy at Power Ranch with all it has to offer from golf, tennis, Bocce, Pickle ball, pools, clubs, and so much more. Located just a few short miles from shopping, dining, entertainment, hiking and easy freeway access for your weekend getaways!

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$305,000 :: 4062 E CARRIAGE Way, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,980 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 10/19/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5676567
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 1
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Fantastic single level home in Power Ranch. This home has been taken care of and it shows throughout. Tile and wood laminate flooring throughout almost the entire home. Great Kitchen with Granite counter tops, Stainless appliances and a great backslpash makes this room stand out. Cozy gas fireplace for those winter nights, and a diving pool to cool the rest of the year! Solar tubes provide natural light in the hallways and secondary bathroom. Solar panels keep the energy cost LOW, even in the summer. The master suite is large and comfortable with a separate tub/shower in the bathroom. Large walk in closet. More storage in the garage with cabinets along one side. This home has it all. Get it before it's gone!!

Listed with The Daniel Montez Real Estate Group


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$289,900 :: 4098 S MARIPOSA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,828 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 10/22/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677787
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHA
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHA
Status: Active


JUST REMODELED WITH ALL NEW PAINT, CARPET AND FLOORS....YOUR CLIENT WILL LOVE THIS BRIGHT OPEN FLOOPLAN THAT WAS SO POPULAR WITH K. HOVNANIAN HOMES! NICE COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY LAKE AND POOL! 3 BEDROOMS 2.5 BATH WITH 2 CAR GARAGE. EVERYTHING YOU WOULD WANT IN A HOME. SELLER MOTIVATED SEND BEST OFFER!!

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$799,900 :: 3005 E FRUITVALE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 5,001 sq ft
Lot Size: 34,848 sq ft
Added: 10/22/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677783
Community: WESTON RANCH AMD
Tract: WESTON RANCH AMD
Status: Active


Stunning Gilbert home in the highly coveted gated community of Weston Ranch. As you drive, up you will notice the stone detailing around the entry way that continues onto the front of the house. Pavers lead you through the entryway past the Casita and into a spacious courtyard area. Walking into the home, you will notice freshly painted walls. This spacious Home offers a split floorplan including 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, playroom/teen space, large Den, living room, family room, and formal dinging area. The over-sized Master Bedroom features a separate sitting area and a Master Bath that includes 2 closets, 2 vanities, and a large shower. The kitchen features upgraded cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a large centered Island.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$295,000 :: 921 S CANAL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,561 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677736
Community: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Tract: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Status: Active


Single level (check), 3 bedroom 2 bath (check), 3 car garage (check), RV gate (check), pool (check) and all for under $300K (checkmate). This home shows pride of ownership. New a/c unit October 2016, pool resurfaced October 2017, New carpet October 2017, two new garage doors October 2017 and freshly painted inside and out. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated in 2010. All the big ticket items have been taken care of. No neighbors behind. ** WATER FOUNTAIN IN FRONT NORTH SIDE OF HOUSE DOES NOT CONVEY**

Listed with West USA Realty


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$550,000 :: 3001 S COLONIAL Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,588 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677689
Community: SPECTRUM AT VAL VISTA
Tract: SPECTRUM AT VAL VISTA
Status: Active


WHAT AN AMAZING HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION! THIS 5 BEDROOM, 4.5 BATH HOME SITS IN THE HEART OF THE DESIRABLE SPECTRUM AT VAL VISTA COMMUNITY. ADJACENT TO THE HOME IS A COMMON AREA PLUS YOU HAVE PARK ACCESS ACROSS THE STREET AS WELL. WALK INSIDE AND YOU WILL BE GREETED TO AN OPEN AND SPACIOUS FLOORPLAN. PASS THE DRAMATIC STAIRWAY AND YOU ENTER THE GRAND FAMILY ROOM THAT BOASTS HIGH CEILINGS AND A FIREPLACE. ADJACENT TO THIS LIVING SPACE IS A TASTEFUL KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND A R/O SYSTEM. THIS HOME HAS BEDROOMS GALORE INCLUDING DUAL MASTERS. GARAGE HAS EPOXY FLOORS, BUILT IN CABINETS AND A WATER SOFTENER. OUTBACK YOU ARE GREETED TO AN INVITING PEBBLETEC POOL SURROUNDED BY LUSH LANDSCAPING, TWO COVERED PATIOS AND A BUILT IN BBQ. WON'T LAST

Listed with RE/MAX Fine Properties


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$282,000 :: 3494 E HOPKINS Road, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,760 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677662
Community: CHANDLER GINNING
Tract: CHANDLER GINNING
Status: Active


One Owner, Impeccably cared for & kept home. Fresh paint. Single story. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with HUGE yard. Great space for entertaining. This home will NOT last. Move in Ready !!!!!

Listed with West USA Realty


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