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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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,100 sq ft
Lot Size: 436 sq ft
Added: 04/19/21, Last Updated: 04/19/21
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6222319
Community: VIA SORENTO CONDOMINIUM AMD
Tract: VIA SORENTO CONDOMINIUM AMD
Status: Active


End unit in the highly desirable Via Sorento community! Light and bright unit with granite, tile, fresh paint and carpet. Walking distance to all that downtown Gilbert has to offer. Come see this home before it's gone!

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$499,000 :: 4048 E TOLEDO Street #104, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,308 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Added: 04/18/21, Last Updated: 04/18/21
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6223606
Community: FINCHER FIELDS MULTI-FAMILY AMD
Tract: FINCHER FIELDS MULTI-FAMILY AMD
Status: Active


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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 3,840 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,504 sq ft
Added: 03/29/21, Last Updated: 04/18/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6213728
Community: Belmont At Somerset
Tract: Belmont At Somerset
Status: Active


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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,336 sq ft
Lot Size: 35,720 sq ft
Added: 04/18/21, Last Updated: 04/18/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6223555
Community: BROADLAND RANCHES GREENFIELD AMENDED
Tract: BROADLAND RANCHES GREENFIELD AMENDED
Status: Active


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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,830 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 04/15/21, Last Updated: 04/18/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6208905
Community: SEVILLE
Tract: SEVILLE
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,353 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 04/18/21, Last Updated: 04/18/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6221788
Community: BASELINE/TONE REPLAT
Tract: BASELINE/TONE REPLAT
Status: Active


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$499,900 :: 4894 S WADE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,206 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 03/26/21, Last Updated: 04/17/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6212667
Community: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 3
Tract: BRIDGES AT GILBERT PHASE 1 PARCEL 3
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/17/2021 by 6%
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,601 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 04/09/21, Last Updated: 04/17/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6219433
Community: Allen Ranch Parcels 1 2 3 & 4
Tract: Allen Ranch Parcels 1 2 3 & 4
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 71,874 sq ft
Added: 04/09/21, Last Updated: 04/17/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6209500
Community: RANCHITOS VERDE
Tract: RANCHITOS VERDE
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/17/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


Ropers dream! Four 16x32 fully covered stalls that open to irrigated turnout. Roping arena with catch pen with shade for cattle. 20x30 barn/garage for storage. 40ft conex plus a 20 ft conex. Covered hay storage that is large enough for 4 squeezes of hay. Garage converted to Studio suite (permitted) w/ murphy bed & wardrobe, bathroom & kitchenette. Main home has 4 bd 2ba PLUS office. Master suite w/ walk in closet, dual vanity separate soaker tub & shower. Living room separate from family room w/ wood burning fireplace. In 2012 new: roof, a/c's, flooring, windows, doors, tubs, showers, kitchen & more. Lots of storage inside and out. Incredible treehouse for the kids! Bring your horses, RV, Boat, and all your toys! In town with easy access to the 202, and 60 freeways. OWNER/AGENT

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$947,500 :: 2974 E ATHENA Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,042 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,682 sq ft
Added: 03/12/21, Last Updated: 04/17/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6206817
Community: STRATLAND SHADOWS
Tract: STRATLAND SHADOWS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/17/2021 by 0%
Status: Active


Fantastic opportunity in highly sought after Stratland Shadows.Open,spacious floorplan with formal living/dining,butler's pantry,eat-in kitchen with an island breakfast bar,stainless appliances,double ovens,gas cook top,built in microwave,walk-in pantry,soft close cabinetry and granite counters.Teen/family room adjacent to 3 bedrooms each with an ensuite bath and walk-in closet.Split owner's suite with soaking tub and massive shower,walk-in closet.Separate office.Plantation shutters,custom tile and stone work, commercial grade porcelain tile,LED fixtures throughout.NEST thermostats.Oversize lot,heated play pool and gazebo,lush landscaping,mountain views from courtyard and from back patio.Custom metal entry gate. Epoxy garage floors. Upgrades everywhere! Must see to appreciate

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