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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$395,000 :: 1510 W COQUINA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,180 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 07/21/19, Last Updated: 07/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5955152
Community: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
Tract: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
Status: Active


Recently refreshed inside and out including paint, landscape and carpeting. Large lush yard with covered patio. Granite counters with newer appliances and new roof. Close to schools, shopping, and freeways.

Listed with Encore Realty


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$644,900 :: 4157 E LAFAYETTE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,050 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
Added: 05/14/19, Last Updated: 07/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5925746
Community: SEVILLE Country Club
Tract: SEVILLE Country Club
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/21/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Motivated Seller! 4,000 sq.ft executive home on almost 1/2 ACRE at the Seville Golf & Country Club. This home offers everything you have been looking for at an affordable price: 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 offices, 4 baths, loft and a 4 CAR GARAGE. The kitchen comes with granite counters and walk-in pantry. One bedroom and full bath are downstairs. All upstairs bedrooms have attached baths. The master has two walk-in closets and a balcony with mountain views. The backyard feels like your own resort with a sparkling pool, sports court, built-in BBQ, putting green and outdoor fireplace. It also has an RV gate for all your toys. The Seville Golf & Country Club offers resort-style recreation with golf, state-of-the-art fitness club, water park, lap pool, tennis courts, great dining and much more

Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


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$384,899 :: 601 E SILVER CREEK Road, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,012 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,504 sq ft
Added: 04/12/19, Last Updated: 07/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5910331
Community: SUMMERFIELD PLACE LOT 1-98 TRACT A
Tract: SUMMERFIELD PLACE LOT 1-98 TRACT A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/21/2019 by 0%
Status: Active


New Roof Underlayment Being Installed . Great Location - Close to the amenities of downtown Gilbert - entertainment, and restaurants. Not far from the 60 & 202 freeways, Freestone Park and so much more. This home features a fantastic open floor plan on a large lot that is on a cul-de-sac, a 3 car garage with a NEW EPOXY FLOOR & a pool. As you enter the home, you'll feel it's spacious feeling and see the two way fireplace enhanced by the vaulted ceilings. You will enjoy the updated kitchen complete with granite countertops and upgraded cabinets. Shutters & NEW CARPET throughout. This home features a split floor plan. The interior has been freshly painted and this home is ready for you to move in and enjoy. Be sure to come by and take a look so you can really appreciate all it has to offe

Listed with Delex Realty


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$299,999 :: 1547 S MONTEREY Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,467 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 07/21/19, Last Updated: 07/21/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5949289
Community: Dave Brown Country Estates
Tract: Dave Brown Country Estates
Status: Active


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Listed with HomeSmart


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$975,000 :: 2998 E WATERMAN Way, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,703 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
Added: 07/20/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5955065
Community: WHITEWING AT HIGLEY
Tract: WHITEWING AT HIGLEY
Status: Active


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Listed with Arizona Elite Properties


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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,682 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,921 sq ft
Added: 07/20/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5955045
Community: WILLOWS
Tract: WILLOWS
Status: Active


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Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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$825,000 :: 1014 N CONSTELLATION Way, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,489 sq ft
Lot Size: 45,303 sq ft
Added: 06/24/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5944109
Community: WHITE FENCE FARMS UNIT 4
Tract: WHITE FENCE FARMS UNIT 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/20/2019 by 6%
Status: Active


Modern Farmhouse Living at it's Finest! Beautiful Wide plank Oak flooring throughout. To Die for Kitchen with Kitchen Aid professional double oven and microwave combo with matching 36 inch Kitchen Aid professional Induction cooktop. Designer light fixtures and Striking Quartz countertops through kitchen and bathrooms. Custom Barn Door in Master with a Stunning Master bath, bubbler tub and custom shower with frameless glass. His and Her master closets in one with built in drawers and shoe racks. Utilities will be minimal with Brand new High Efficiency windows throughout, Two new AC split home AC units with new AC ductwork and smart room sensing technology and Ecobee wireless controllers. Spray foam insulation on all exterior walls and roof of the home.

Listed with Perkinson Properties LLC


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$295,000 :: 1367 S PHEASANT Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,874 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,921 sq ft
Added: 07/20/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5954998
Community: GARDENS PARCEL 6
Tract: GARDENS PARCEL 6
Status: Active


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Listed with K & R Realty, LLC


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$374,000 :: 4375 E KILLARNEY Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,129 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 06/13/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5939318
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 17
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 17
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/20/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautifully updated and maintained by original owners, this home offers 3 bedrooms + open den/teen room & 2 baths in 2129 SqFt. Floor plan features formal living/dining with beautiful wood floors & French doors to the backyard & a separate family room that opens to the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen offers an abundance of maple cabinetry with crown molding, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances, gas range, pantry, island with breakfast bar and desk area. The low maintenance backyard includes a covered patio with ceiling fan, extensive paver patio, perfect for entertaining, and a children's play area. The master bedroom has a private bath with dual sink vanity, separate tub & shower & large walk-in closet. Hall bath also has dual sinks. Other features: 3 car split*

Listed with Keller Williams Arizona Realty


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,888 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 06/19/19, Last Updated: 07/20/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5941795
Community: VISTA DEL ORO NORTH AMD
Tract: VISTA DEL ORO NORTH AMD
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/26/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Must see this immaculate 3 Bed, 2 bath with a Den 1888 sq ft residence situated on an oversized 660 sq ft lot. This home boasts of UPGRADES GALORE! **CUSTOM TILE** **GRANITE COUNTERTOPS** **RECESSED LIGHTING** **STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES** **DINING ROOM** **VAULTED CEILINGS** **2 CAR GARAGE** **DEN/OFFICE** **RESORT STYLE BACK YARD** **PEBBLE SHEEN POOL** **COVERED PATIO** **LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING** **REAR PRIVACY WALL** **SIDE KIDS PLAY YARD OR DOG RUN** Your new home is conveniently located close to Great Schools, Freeway, Shopping and Dining! Make this Gilbert Gem yours today!

Listed with Venture REI, LLC


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