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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$341,475 :: 779 E Beauchamp Drive #102, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,337 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Added: 07/14/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6103283
Community: Mosaic at Layton Lakes
Tract: Mosaic at Layton Lakes
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/27/2020 by 1%
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 at our Row Townhomes, offers 1,337 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage and a two-car garage. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat, WIFI garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities including a gated entrance, pool and spa and more.

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$371,466 :: 4535 S Squires Lane #201, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,620 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,743 sq ft
Added: 07/14/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6103285
Community: Mosaic at Layton Lakes
Tract: Mosaic at Layton Lakes
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/27/2020 by 1%
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 at our Flat Townhomes, offers 1,620 sqft of living space on the second floor, with an expansive great room, large kitchen island, oversized balcony, and a two-car garage. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat, WIFI garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED downlights throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities, including a pool, spa, BBQ grills, kids play area and climbing structure.

Listed with The New Home Company


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$347,900 :: 752 E ROJO Way #102, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,684 sq ft
Lot Size: 872 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138433
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 1 at our Backyard Townhomes, offers 1,684 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage, a two-car garage and private enclosed patio space. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat and garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities.

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$360,900 :: 753 E BEAUCHAMP Drive #101, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,764 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138438
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 at our Backyard Townhomes, offers 1,764 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage, a two-car garage and private enclosed patio space. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat and garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities.

Listed with The New Home Company


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$345,400 :: 762 E GINKO Avenue #202, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,712 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,743 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138430
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 3 at our Flat Townhomes, offers 1,712 sqft of living space on the second floor, with an expansive great room, large kitchen island, oversized balcony, and a two-car garage. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat, WIFI garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED downlights throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities, including a pool, spa, BBQ grills, kids play area and climbing structure.

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$338,900 :: 762 E GINKO Avenue #201, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,620 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,743 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138429
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 at our Flat Townhomes, offers 1,620 sqft of living space on the second floor, with an expansive great room, large kitchen island, oversized balcony, and a two-car garage. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat, WIFI garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rannai Tankless Water Heater, LED downlights throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities, including a pool, spa, BBQ grills, kids play area and climbing structure.

Listed with The New Home Company


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$310,400 :: 752 E BEAUCHAMP Drive #102, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,337 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138423
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 2 of our Row Townhomes, offers 1,337 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage, a two-car garage and private enclosed patio space. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat and garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities including a gates, pool & spa

Listed with The New Home Company


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$310,400 :: 752 E BEAUCHAMP Drive #103, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,272 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138425
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence of our Row Townhomes, offers 1,272 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage, a two-car garage and private enclosed patio space. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat and garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities including a gates, pool & spa

Listed with The New Home Company


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$321,400 :: 752 E BEAUCHAMP Drive #101, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,491 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 09/27/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6138420
Community: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Tract: MOSAIC AT LAYTON LAKES CONDOMINIUMS
Status: Active


In the heart of Layton Lakes, Mosaic is the newest community by The New Home Company. This Residence 3 of our Row Townhomes, offers 1,491 sqft of living space in this a two-story open floorplan with expansive great room, large kitchen island, upstairs laundry, lots of storage, a two-car garage and private enclosed patio space. All new homes at Mosaic include our EVO home technology which includes whole home WIFI, video doorbell, WIFI Thermostat and garage opener, Smart Entry Lock and Lighting Control. Other included features are GE Stainless Steel Appliances, Moen Pull Down Kitchen Faucet, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, LED lighting throughout and Carrier Air Conditioning System. Residences of Mosaic will enjoy resort like amenities including a gates, pool & spa

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$296,900 :: 1742 E PALO BLANCO Way, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,134 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 09/04/20, Last Updated: 09/27/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6127725
Community: SONORAN VISTA
Tract: SONORAN VISTA
Status: Active


CHARMING! EXCELLENT GILBERT LOCATION! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 garage, home nestled in the sought-after community of Sonoran Vista w/fabulous views & stunning, artistic Arizona sunsets! Light, bright, open, spacious split floor plan! Wood flooring in Great Room, carpet in bedrooms, & tile in bathrooms.. Open, spacious eat-in kitchen w/NEW Stainless-steel appliances, B-I microwave & pantry! Can you believe the washer, dryer & refrigerator all convey?! Bay windows & vaulted ceiling! Covered patio w/NEW Patio Deck & very private, huge POOL-sized yard! Great for entertaining! Concrete pad w/extra parking! Close to restaurants, shopping, hiking & freeways.

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