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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$300,000 :: 1370 S QUAIL Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,104 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 07/05/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5789600
Community: DAVE BROWN COUNTRY ESTATES 1
Tract: DAVE BROWN COUNTRY ESTATES 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/6/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


What a perfectly situated Tri-level 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2 car garage in a quiet Dave Brown neighborhood. Interior has been freshly painted, and new blinds installed downstairs in kitchen, dining room, and family room. There is plenty of room to entertain and relax in the comfortable family room and or large living room. 1 downstairs bedroom is perfect for guests with full bathroom secluded from rest of the home. Good size kitchen with large pantry. Large master suite with walk in closet with dual sinks and desirable separate tub and shower. Sitting on a large lot and extremely close to 2 neighborhood parks. In the highly acclaimed Gilbert school district. Great proximity to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and freeway access.

Listed with Coannah Realty Inc.


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$350,000 :: 5928 S INEZ Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,122 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 09/26/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5825175
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


JUST DROPPED ANOTHER 5K BELOW APPRAISED VALUE!!!! Very MOTIVATED SELLERS! Beautiful 4 bed 2 bath home in the wonderful Marbella Vineyards neighborhood. Fresh exterior paint, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 2 car tandem garage, soft water and RO System, new kitchen and bathroom faucets and REAL wood floors throughout. Gorgeous backyard that faces the neighborhood park with view fence that actually comes out in one area to give you immediate access to the park. Close to schools and shopping. This is a must see and won't last long!

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$244,900 :: 1968 E EMILY Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,560 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,613 sq ft
Added: 09/18/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5821682
Community: FINCHER CREEK FINAL PLAT
Tract: FINCHER CREEK FINAL PLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/21/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


This adorable 3 bedroom Gilbert home is perfectly located in the gated Fincher Creek community. The first floor has plenty of room to spread out with a den/formal dining area which could also be used as an office or library! The open kitchen features tons of honey oak cabinetry, neutral countertops, stainless steel appliances and lots of natural light. Upstairs, the updated master suit features beautiful flooring stretching into the walk-in closet, new white vanities, framed mirrors and chic lighting fixtures. The low maintenance backyard has a large concrete slab to set up an outdoor seating area and will look amazing with some garden string lights. The two car garage offers tons of storage with new overhead racks. Schedule a showing today!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Phoenix


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$549,900 :: 3277 E ARIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,275 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 08/16/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5807504
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Welcome home to this stunning Richmond American home in highly desired Marbella Vineyards. This home is located in the Casteel/Auxier Chandler School District. Enter this 2 story home to soaring ceilings. The home is bright & has neutral paint throughout. 24 inch tile squares on a diagonal pattern through front entry way, down hall and into kitchen. After you have entered to your left is a formal living/den. To the right is your powder bathroom. First floor guest suite/2nd master bedroom with sitting area, family room, kitchen, formal dining room with bay window & laundry room all on first floor. The kitchen features granite counter tops, cherry cabinet, stainless steel appliances, center island, pantry, breakfast bar & separate breakfast dining area. There is a courtyard off the

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$311,900 :: 3158 S SETON Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,345 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 09/17/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5821162
Community: PECOS PARK
Tract: PECOS PARK
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/21/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Well maintained single level home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Split floorplan with formal living/dining and family room. Large kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast bar. Maple cabinets w/42'' uppers, stainless steel appliances. Spacious family room with oversized covered patio. Low maintenance front and rear yard.

Listed with Southwest Realty Group, Inc


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$349,000 :: 1057 E SHEFFIELD Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,868 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 10/21/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5836481
Community: LINDSAY RANCH UNIT 2
Tract: LINDSAY RANCH UNIT 2
Status: Active


Gorgeous inside and out! Perfect location in Gilbert. Open and airy great room. Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and extended breakfast bar. Dining room next to kitchen allows convenience and ample space for entertaining. Generous master bedroom overlooking the beautiful backyard, pool and built in BBQ. Plantation shutters throughout. Two additional bedrooms and bonus room for an office/media area. Oversized Garage 2.5 spaces with side door to backyard. Move in READY. Furnishings negotiable on separate bill of sale.

Listed with DPR Realty LLC


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$255,000 :: 134 W MOORE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,640 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 09/19/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5822383
Community: TOWNSHIP AMD LOT 1-141 TR A,B
Tract: TOWNSHIP AMD LOT 1-141 TR A,B
Status: Active


Great location in Gilbert! Close to everything, just off Gilbert rd and Baseline, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 2 car garage home with upgraded master bath and incredible walk in shower has SO MUCH TO OFFER! Fireplace in the master bedroom! Close to shopping, freeway access, great schools. The kitchen has tons of counter space, a breakfast bar and open concept family room with fireplace. Walk out and enjoy the covered patio, there are no neighbors behind you! All your appliances are included!

Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


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$395,000 :: 5985 S INEZ Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 09/23/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5824152
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


WOW! An amazing oversized lot siding up to the greenbelt on two sides, which wraps around the home for amazing privacy, plus an upstairs deck off the master with views that go on forever! Gorgeous Gilbert neighborhood near Seville CC with beautiful parks and walking paths. Home is almost 3,000 sq.ft., with 5 bedrooms [one currently modeled as a large open upstairs den] and 3 full baths, and a side-tandem 3 car garage. Dramatic island kitchen with gorgeous cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. Lots of stone-style tile throughout. One bedroom and full bath downstairs for guests/relatives. Even has a front porch which looks out onto the neighborhood park across the street. Hurry, this has everything you've been looking for!

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$499,900 :: 3927 E ANDRE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,379 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 10/21/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5836294
Community: SEVILLE
Tract: SEVILLE
Status: Active


Beautiful 2-story home located in the highly desirable Seville community. This home features 5BR/3BA plus a loft & swimming pool! Entry opens with all new interior paint, new carpet & white plantation shutters throughout the whole home. Separate formal dining & living room. Eat in kitchen opens to the family room with breakfast bar, granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances & newly painted cabinets. The Master bedroom is conveniently located on the first level with access to the backyard, spacious ensuite with dual sinks & wallk-in closet. A guest room & hall bath complete the lower level. Head upstairs to an open loft & generousily sized secondary rooms. Outside you'll find a covered patio, grassy area, fenced in pool plus in-ground trampoline! Don't miss out on seeing this one!

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$379,000 :: 4633 S CALICO Road, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,667 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 10/21/18, Last Updated: 10/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5836455
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 1
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 1
Status: Active


Here's an absolutely beautiful 4 bedroom (plus den) home in Power Ranch that has been meticulously cared for by its original owners. There's a living room, family room and a dining room. Upstairs, you have four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Downstairs, you'll find a large den / fifth bedroom. Yes, the den has a closet. It also has double doors and a beautiful built-in desk / workspace. There's also a bathroom and a large laundry room on the first floor of the home. You'll love the beautifully landscaped yards, large covered patio, awesome firepit, built-in-BBQ, tons of brick pavers, huge 3 car garage, rv gate and a very private back yard. Take a look at the photos to see how beautiful the home and neighborhood is. Better yet, take a look at this great home today!

Listed with Realty Executives


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