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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$412,000 :: 4071 E BRUCE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,427 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784800
Community: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RA
Tract: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RA
Status: Active


Built in 2007, this Gilbert two-story is located in a well-kept neighborhood and offers granite kitchen countertops, marble master bath countertops, and a three-car garage. Upgraded features include fresh interior paint. Pocket parks with play and picnic areas and sports courts are part of the HOA.Home comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

Listed with Opendoor Homes


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$359,900 :: 5327 S HARVEST Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,917 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784815
Community: Trilogy at Power Ranch
Tract: Trilogy at Power Ranch
Status: Active


Come enjoy Trilogy at Power Ranch, Gilbert's only 55+ community! This model sharp Cottonwood plan offers 2 beds + a den and loaded with upgrades, including a recently painted exterior, designer paint on the interior, wood-look tile flooring, and custom drapery. The open concept kitchen boasts an abundance of maple cabinets, stainless appliances, corian counters, RO system, and pendant lights over the kitchen island. Custom built in wall unit, 3-sided gas fireplace, split floorplan, and large master suite with double sinks, walk-in shower, and ample storage. 2 car garage, built-in cabinets, and soft water system. Enjoy your fully fenced backyard complete with a large, extended covered patio, stamped concrete, and tranquil water feature. *FURNISHINGS AVAILABLE ON A SEPARATE BILL OF SALE*

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$419,900 :: 685 S LANUS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,307 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5784784
Community: MIRA VISTA PLACE
Tract: MIRA VISTA PLACE
Status: Active


Open House Sunday June 24 1pm-4pm!!This Beautiful Home is a MUST SEE!!!! 3 Bed/2Bath with Formal Living/Dining PLUS Den with Double Doors! Great Room with Eat In Kitchen! Complete Remodel Since 2015 (Before Pics in Documents Tab) Gorgeous Wood Look Plank Tile Flooring in Main Living Area and Baths! Upgraded Granite Countertops Including Kitchen Island and Both Baths with Double Sinks! Upgraded Faucets, Door Hardware, Ceiling Fans and Blinds Throughout. This Home is Move In Ready!!

Listed with V2 Real Estate


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$274,900 :: 3414 E BETSY Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,738 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 05/31/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5773479
Community: HIGLEY PARK
Tract: HIGLEY PARK
Status: Active


Welcome home! Beautiful three bedroom, two bath home in Higley Park. Great room floorplan features LARGE open kitchen. Kitchen is a dream with upgraded cabinets, granite counters, double pantry and center island. Oversized tile throughout kitchen and baths, carpet in the bedrooms and great room. Shutters! Designer paint! Split floorplan. Master suite features en-suite bathroom with separate tub & shower, double sinks and walk in closet. Guest bedrooms are HUGE! Private sideyard has pavers and drippers! Amazing corner homesite that offers more natural light (with rear entry garage)... and you're only a few homes away from the community pool and splash pad! Walking distance to Agritopia, shopping/dining, Cosmo dog park and minutes away from San Tan Village shopping center.

Listed with RE/MAX Solutions


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$262,000 :: 1730 S SADDLE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,250 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784746
Community: WESTBANK
Tract: WESTBANK
Status: Active


BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE GILBERT HOME IS WAITING FOR YOU. THIS GORGEOUS HOME FEATURES A ROOMY KITCHEN W/PLENTY OF CABINETS AND QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS, A LARGE GREAT ROOM W/VAULTED CEILINGS AND A SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH DOUBLE SINKS AND SEPARATE TUB/SHOWER. THE INTERIOR HAS TILE AND WOOD FLOORING THROUGHOUT. OUTSIDE FEATURES A LARGE PATIO AND A POOL. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER HERE. THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR EASY FREEWAY ACCESS, SHOPPING, DINING AND SCHOOLS. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF BEFORE IT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Listed with Farnsworth Realty & Management Company


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$320,000 :: 578 N NEVADA Way, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,050 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784672
Community: CAYMAN SQUARE UNIT 1
Tract: CAYMAN SQUARE UNIT 1
Status: Active


Highly desirable neighborhood in Gilbert with the popular Monterey floor plan...Nice 4bed 2 bath open floor floor plan that's light and bright with vaulted ceilings, plant shelves. This home also has a 3 car garage, covered patio and a private fenced pool, and its nicely landscaped. Garage cabinets and a sink as well.Located close to schools, parks and beautiful down town Gilbert!!!

Listed with Professional One Realty


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$269,900 :: 591 E DEVON Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,401 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 06/23/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784664
Community: NEELY FARMS UNIT 3
Tract: NEELY FARMS UNIT 3
Status: Active


Come see this charming home located in the highly sought after Neely Farms area of Gilbert! Take refuge from the summer heat in this backyard which features a welcoming Pebble Tec play pool and a covered back patio. This backyard is perfect for entertaining with two patio spaces. It has a split floor plan with upgraded porcelain tile wood plank flooring in kitchen and upgraded large tile in the baths. Home's interior features vaulted ceilings and upgraded doors. The neutral wall and cabinet colors are inviting and will go with any decor. This home is move-in ready and won't last! Tell your agent to show you this wonderful home now!

Listed with Call Realty, Inc.


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$499,900 :: 3631 E WEATHER VANE Road, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,265 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 12/09/17, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5697139
Community: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRI
Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRI
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/23/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


Amazing gallery-style Mozart plan former MODEL HOME with more upgrades and updates over $150,000! As a model home, it set the stage for this fabulous Lakeview Trails neighborhood: huge well-appointed sophisticated homes. Large warm family home has amazing features everywhere from the welcoming den/office to the fully appointed library office with French doors to private patio in the heart of the home. Amazing kitchen has it all: huge kitchen island, staggered walnut cabinets with crown molding, electric cook top plus plumbed for gas, huge pantry plus huge BUTLER'S PANTRY! Large formal dining room plus breakfast room.The great room is truly great! Large and open with room for all!

Listed with Go Sold Realty


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$414,700 :: 375 E SAGEBRUSH Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,037 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 03/01/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5730045
Community: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C REPLA
Tract: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C REPLA
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/23/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


GORGEOUS DOWNSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM PLUS OFFICE/DEN AT FRONT ENTRY!! A great sense of entry as you walk in the front door featuring a large living room and formal dining area with vaulted ceiling.The kitchen features all new cabinets with quartz countertops, and new appliances with some ''special'' designer touches! The family room has high vaulted ceilings with a cozy fireplace and a short hallway takes you into the ''to die for'' main level master suite. Three more bedrooms and two bathrooms are at the top of the stairs along with another living/play area that could be converted into another bedroom or game room or ????? A TRULY CUSTOM REMODEL

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$272,000 :: 3912 E IRONHORSE Road, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,611 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 04/26/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5757510
Community: POWER RANCH
Tract: POWER RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Popular single level floor plan featuring a spacious great room with soaring ceilings, wood like flooring, gas fireplace, entertainment niche & surround sound speakers. Kitchen opens to great room & features upgraded cabinets, mosaic glass backsplash, cabinet hardware & stainless steel appliances. Split floor plan with a huge master suite that has vaulted ceilings & tile floor. Master bathroom has separate tub/shower & dual sinks. Ceiling fans and blinds T/O. Backyard has a covered patio, synthetic grass, private ramada w/built-in BBQ, minifridge and custom tile countertops. Tankless gas water heater, sunscreens & security doors! Refrigerator, washer & dryer and ORHP home warranty to 2/15/19 included! Award winning master planned community of Power Ranch w 2 community pools & clubhouses!

Listed with DPR Realty LLC


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