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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$294,900 :: 716 W SMOKE TREE Road, Gilbert AZ, 85233

3 beds, 1.75 baths
Home size: 1,642 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884631
Community: CANDLEWOOD
Tract: CANDLEWOOD
Status: Active


Welcome to this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a separate Den/Home Office located in the Heart of Gilbert just minutes from down town. This 1,642 square foot home sits on a North/South facing corner lot with a huge covered patio, RV Gate and wonderful curb appeal. Inside you will find an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, stainless steal appliances, bay windows, upgraded tile showers and so much more. Call and schedule your showing for this beautiful home today! Happy House Hunting!

Listed with Expansion Real Estate Agency, LLC


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


$269,900 :: 430 N GRANITE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,754 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 11/13/18, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5846558
Community: STONECREEK
Tract: STONECREEK
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/26/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Let this home wrap its arms of sunshine around you! Light, bright & smiling w/upgrades! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, move-in ready home has endless tile, cathedral ceilings & spacious rooms. With both a Living room & Family room, this home has space for everyone. Newly updated kitchen w/granite counter tops, stainless undermount sink, breakfast bar & walk-in pantry. Downstairs laundry room keeps the noise away & leads to garage w/ample storage & epoxy floors. Wide staircase guides you to the upstairs where bedrooms 2 & 3 have walk-in closets. Master bath has double sinks & walk-in closet. Backyard has mature citrus trees. Fantastic location close to walking/biking paths & community pool! Brand new garage door opener as well!

Listed with Gentry 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/!


$281,000 :: 945 S SAILFISH Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,644 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 11/29/18, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5852181
Community: PARCEL 31 AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: PARCEL 31 AT THE ISLANDS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/16/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


Great opportunity ***Walking distance to the lake, Fully Renovated , Corner Lot, Beautiful Curb-pale & New Paint, Beautiful Flooring, *** this Lovely One story Single Family Home located at the most desirable area in Beautiful City of Gilbert , offers 3 BDRM + DEN, 2 BATH, FORMAL living & Open FAMILY room, Fully Renovated Kitchen with Island, New Cabinets, Brand New Appliances, New Granite Tops, New Lighting Through out the home, New Premium Paint, Light and Bright, Newer water heater and New Water Softener, Covered Patio, Security Screen Doors In Front and Back. Two Car Garage with Built-In Cabinets.Great School Districts, Short Walking Distance to Community Pool.Home shows Pride of Ownership and Ready for it's New Owners

Listed with M & I Realty LLC


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$684,900 :: 4115 E LAFAYETTE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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7 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,830 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,473 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884609
Community: SEVILLE Country Club
Tract: SEVILLE Country Club
Status: Active


Hard to find HALF ACRE LOT in Seville Country Club, with RESORT STYLE backyard and just STEPS to all the clubhouse amenities! HUGE home-HUGE LOT! Backyard is your own oasis w/pebble tec diving pool w/waterfall & grotto, spa, firepit, built in BBQ & enormous grassy area. This size lot is RARE in Seville!! Interior of home has dramatic soaring ceilings upon entry and lots of living space. Kitchen boasts granite counters, double ovens, gas stove, island with bfast bar and enormous walk in pantry. Master suite is oversized w/private sitting area & spacious bathroom w/his & her sinks. 4 car garage! Two staircases on amazing, private lot. All of this in Gilbert's only private country club w/golf course, 4 pools, 2 story waterslides, restaurants & more! Come see this home today!

Listed with Hyres International, LLC


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$535,000 :: 3421 E VIRGIL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,921 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884547
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 29
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 29
Status: Active


Exquisite single story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath in the private, gated community of La Mirada at the Seville Golf Course and Country Club in Gilbert. This home offers a large 4 car garage, formal dining room, open living area equipped with a stacked stone fireplace, neutral paint and carpeting throughout. The gorgeous kitchen is equipped with ample cabinetry, a pantry, granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances including a wall oven, and a lovely island with a breakfast bar. The grandiose master bedroom suite boasts a full bath with double sinks, separate tub and shower, and a spacious walk-in closet. The expansive backyard includes a covered patio, seating area with a fire pit, and a refreshing pool perfect for the summer! Check out this home before it's gone!

Listed with Purplebricks


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$445,000 :: 3551 E IVANHOE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,586 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884534
Community: LYONS GATE PHASE 6
Tract: LYONS GATE PHASE 6
Status: Active


Stunning home with astounding curb appeal! 4 bed, 2.5 baths with unique features you will fall in love with instantly. Your formal dining room and living room have a dual-sided fireplace, a perfect way of having a relaxing evening. The wood-like flooring really enhances the living space! Your kitchen is spacious and has extended countertops with an extra large island and breakfast bar. Your laundry room is spacious with cabinets and countertops, offering abundant storage space. The backyard is your private oasis. Enjoy your sparkling pool that is surrounded by travertine tile. Don't wait, schedule your showing today!

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate


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$745,000 :: 3775 E SIERRA MADRE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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6 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,361 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884472
Community: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRISON RANCH
Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS NORTH AT MORRISON RANCH
Status: Active


Morrison Ranch luxury living at it's finest! BIG enough for any family with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 master suites, office/den, HUGE loft, & a full bed/bath downstairs. Fresh interior & exterior modern paint colors w/ 42''w craftsman door. Impressive entry w/ soaring ceilings, designer lighting, & dual entry staircase. Kitchen features grade 6 granite w/ full slab splash, Premium cabinetry w/ furniture & crown moldings, antique glaze, & modern hardware, 36'' kitchenaid gas stove w/ built in wall oven/micro combo, 2 islands, & 2 walk in pantries, & even a 2nd fridge! Master suite of your dreams w/ HUGE walk-in closet & a bathroom straight outta HGTV! Backyard is totally decked out & ready for all of the fun your family is going to have. Coveted interior lot right next to park. owner/agent

Listed with Weichert, Realtors-Home Pro Realty


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$395,000 :: 313 W DUBLIN Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,423 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5881381
Community: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 4
Tract: RANCHO DEL VERDE UNIT 4
Status: Active


COMING SOON in desirable GILBERT location! Fabulous 4 bed/2 bath SPLIT floor plan w/3 car garage, POOL & GRASSY backyard. Great CURB APPEAL w/mature lush landscape & double IRON DOOR entry to Living room w/PICTURE WINDOWS overlooking backyard. Appreciate the Newer PLANK TILE flooring, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, TALL BASEBOARDS & updated LIGHT fixtures. Kitchen features STAINLESS STEEL appliances, Large island & GREAT ROOM layout with a LIGHT & BRIGHT feel. Spacious MASTER w/Large Walk In Closet, separate Exit to Patio & Bath w/updated SHOWER, SPA tub & Dual Vanity. Secondary bedrooms have CA CLOSET built-ins. RELAX in this Awesome Backyard w/FULL SIZE PATIO, PEBBLETEC POOL & FIREPLACE. 3 Car Garage w/built in Cabinets. A/C units 2 yrs old & NEW Water heater. BE FIRST TO VIEW & CALL TODAY!

Listed with West USA Realty


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$311,000 :: 1081 S REBER Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,088 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,484 sq ft
Added: 02/16/19, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5884495
Community: Cooley Station North
Tract: Cooley Station North
Status: Active


Large Kitchen including Granite counters, maple cabinets with 42'' uppers & crown molding, undermount S/S sink, recessed lighting, walk-in pantry. Front yard landscaping is maintained by the HOA so you have more Free Time. Cooley Station offers THREE (3) RESORT STYLE POOLS, massive greenbelts & playground areas. ENERGY EFFICIENT. Low-Maintenance patio fetures pavers and turf, accessible through the Wall-of-Sliding-Glass-Doors from the Greatroom. Master suite has an east-facing patio and No Neighbors in front of you. 3rd bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and could be 2nd Master. Den/office could Easily convert to a 4th bedroom (doors in place, just add a closet door). Ample parking along the street for guests as well as on the south side of the house.

Listed with eXp 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/!


$823,500 :: 2336 E WILLIS Road, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 3,382 sq ft
Lot Size: 43,560 sq ft
Added: 11/17/18, Last Updated: 02/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5848386
Community: CLAXTON HARVEY WESTERN RANCHETTES
Tract: CLAXTON HARVEY WESTERN RANCHETTES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/16/2019 by 0%
Status: Active


HUGE 90k price reduction!! RARE property in Gilbert close to San Tan Mall, 202, and Gilbert Temple! Custom single home on 1 acre with flood irrigation! Main house has 2 master bedrooms with 5 total bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. New wood tile flooring, throughout except for bedrooms. Great room with gas fireplace and tongue and groove ceiling. Bonus room also! Kitchen has granite, cooktop, wall oven, new back splash, hickory cabinets, and island! Huge pantry for food storage! 2 water heaters! Attached office with separate entrance, 1/2 bath, and large storage room. Detached casita with full kitchen, full bath, and laundry. RV gate with 4 additional garage spaces. Resort style backyard with huge heated diving pool, spa, and rock slide. Ramada, sport court, fire pit and built in BBQ!

Listed with Gentry 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/!


 

 

 

 

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