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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$334,900 :: 4301 E SAN REMO Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,521 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647505
Community: TOWNE MEADOWS
Tract: TOWNE MEADOWS
Status: Active


Welcome home! Stunning 2-story home located in Gilbert's Towne Meadows community featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a den! Kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, tons of cabinet space and beautiful countertops. Cozy living room with brick fireplace and exit to beautiful backyard with private pool! Den downstairs makes perfect game room or home office space! Upstairs master bedroom complete with full bathroom, large soaking tub, and walk-in closet! This gorgeous home is a must see - hurry in before it's gone!*Seller recently paid for a 3rd party complete home inspection(attached). Home Inspection is attached including all completed repairs.*One or more employees or affiliates of OfferPad are licensed real estate agents*

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$265,900 :: 3670 E JANELLE Way, Gilbert AZ, 85298

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,665 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647488
Community: SEVILLE
Tract: SEVILLE
Status: Active


Wow! This one is calling out to you! Beautiful 1-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Gilbert's Seville community! Nice tile flooring throughout living areas! Bonus room at entry makes great room for kids play area or even home office! Kitchen boasts of brand new stainless steel appliances, nice size kitchen island with breakfast bar, and pantry space! French door exit to covered patio and beautifully landscaped backyard! Master bedroom is complete with nice walk-in closet and full bathroom with dual vanity! You do not want to miss this one - hurry in today!*Seller recently paid for a 3rd party complete home inspection(attached). Home Inspection is attached including all completed repairs.

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$523,000 :: 1784 E PARK Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,541 sq ft
Lot Size: 31,363 sq ft
Added: 07/14/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5633563
Community: VAL VISTA MEADOWS
Tract: VAL VISTA MEADOWS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/15/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


Come see one of the most Amazing homes in all of Gilbert!! SELLING BELOW APPRAISED VALUE!!! You pick we pay! Seller has agreed to a $6000 allowance for carpet, paint or whatever you want! This home is situated on one of the biggest lots in the area! ( 3/4 acre) The game room is massive!!! Soaring ceilings, formal living-dining room, fireplace, a large loft are just the beginning of what this home has to offer. The gorgeous kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, NEW Quartz countertops, pantry, and a island with breakfast bar. Inside the downstairs master bedroom you will find a lavish bath, double sink, separate tub & shower. The EXPANSIVE backyard features an extended covered patio, huge grassy area, paved seating area, a refreshing sparkling! pool!!!

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$269,900 :: 1333 W PAGE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,509 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 07/21/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5636406
Community: TOWNE PARK AT NORTH SHORE
Tract: TOWNE PARK AT NORTH SHORE
Status: Active


This gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath property located in a premium corner lot in Gilbert is the one you have been looking for. Just seconds from McQueen District Park, minutes from Downtown Gilbert and quick access to the freeway. This single level floor plan offers fresh new paint, new carpet, new energy efficient LED lighting throughtout, a family room with cozy fireplace, a lovely kitchen with brand new granite counters and backsplash, new stainless steel appliances, new fixtures, and plenty of cabinetry. Inside the master bedroom you will find a lavish full bath with double sink, and a closet. Enjoy the amazing backyard complete with a paved patio, seating area, and a refreshing pool perfect for entertaining.

Listed with Infinity Wealth Real Estate


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$1,200,000 :: 3039 E BELLFLOWER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

5 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 5,359 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647459
Community: ACACIA REPLAT
Tract: ACACIA REPLAT
Status: Active


Enjoy the breath taking San Tan Mountain views in the pool at the swim up bar or by the fire pit. This beautiful basement home is highly upgraded beyond the MODEL recently sold in this gated community. Open floor plan with over $400,000 in upgrades including gourmet kitchen with GE monogram appliances, travertine and beautiful hard wood flooring, knotty alder cabinets and plantation shutters throughout. Fruit trees and a fabulous herb garden located on the west side of the home make lovely ingredients for cooking in this beautiful gourmet kitchen. Located near the Seville Golf Community.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$309,900 :: 3440 E WILDHORSE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85297

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,019 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647474
Community: SAN TAN RANCH
Tract: SAN TAN RANCH
Status: Active


Welcome home! Beautiful 2-story home on HUGE lot in Gilbert's desirable San Tan Ranch community! This home is MOVE-IN READY with brand new plush, custom carpeting and fresh new two-toned paint throughout! Kitchen showcases lots of cabinet and countertop space with brand new stainless steel appliances. Living area is bright and open with sliding glass door exit to beautifully landscaped backyard and pool for your own private backyard oasis! Upstairs master bedroom is complete with nice size walk-in closet and full on-suite bathroom with dual vanity and features access to balcony overlooking backyard! You're not going to want to miss this one - make it yours today!*One or more employees or affiliates of OfferPad are licensed real estate agents*

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$325,000 :: 849 E Rawhide Court, Gilbert AZ, 85296

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,055 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647477
Community: Yellow Rose Ranch
Tract: Yellow Rose Ranch
Status: Active


BUILDER CLOSING OUT. This is a spec home. Build time will be approx.8-9 months.New build, semi custom, upgraded spec home. Granite & Tile included, 2 X 6 Construction,blown in cellulose insulation, Energy Star Home. 1.2 miles from swinging downtown Gilbert, and one mile from Freestone Park, close to 2 major freeways See Pinon model & pictures of home via viphomes.com website. Located just 25 yards west of private park w/ playground, basketball court & picnic area. Quiet street w/ cul de sac, east facing lot. Single level, semi custom home with ability to upgrade. THIS WILL GO FAST !

Listed with Network Realty


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$429,000 :: 1512 E Galveston Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,284 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 07/31/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5640373
Community: Ashland Ranch
Tract: Ashland Ranch
The price of this listing was last increased on 8/10/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Location, Location!, Location! Exceptional Ashland Ranch property in the heart of Gilbert! Right down the street from San Tan Mall! All the shopping, entertainment and restaurants that you can imagine! Easy access to the 202 Freeway with an Elementary school in the middle of the subdivision! Home has an open floor plan, soaring vaulted ceilings and a beautiful gas fireplace. The 1st floor offers a large bonus room/ 5th BR... Great for the in laws or visiting guest! Plenty of storage and large walk-in closets too! Kitchen features a large custom island with Newer stainless steel appliances. A Large loft completes this home. This home has NO Neighbors behind and offers a gorgeous landscaped, front and back lawn, private pool, RV gate all on a huge 11,400 soft lot! Come see for your self

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$250,000 :: 3803 E JASPER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,037 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,484 sq ft
Added: 08/16/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5647358
Community: RAY RANCH 3
Tract: RAY RANCH 3
Status: Active


Move in ready home on premium end lot overlooking the greenbelt. Travertine look tile through out first floor except for the office. Spacious open kitchen and family room area with walk out patio makes for a great entertaining space. Beautiful kitchen with upgraded 42'' cabinets, granite counters with raised breakfast bar and double door pantry. Upstairs includes a large loft big enough for a tv/gaming area, spacious master suite with a big walk in closet, dual sink vanity, soaking tub and separate shower, 2 nice size secondary bedrooms and roomy upstairs laundry. Community pool, walking/biking paths and kids play area. Quick commute to 202, San Tan Mall, Dining, Entertainment, Williams Gateway Airport, Mercy and MD Anderson Hospital and more

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$439,900 :: 406 E PRINCETON Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,604 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,988 sq ft
Added: 08/14/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5646524
Community: COLLEGE PARK COUNTRY ESTATES U
Tract: COLLEGE PARK COUNTRY ESTATES U
Status: Active


We have all been talking about it--Gilbert is the place to be! And you can't find a better location than right here! A complete remodel down to the studs in 2014, this home is beautiful inside and out. This one level ranch style home is overflowing with charm and functionality. Not only will you have a beautifully spacious lot perfect for entertaining, you also have fantastic space inside as well. A large family room and kitchen/dining area allows for plenty of guests or a budding family. And, you have split master bedrooms! Literally minutes away from Gilbert Rd, you will find yourself in restaurant heaven! You simply cannot lose with this property.

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