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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$539,900 :: 2877 E BLOOMFIELD Parkway, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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6 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 3,681 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5754442
Community: WARNER GROVES AT MORRISON RANC
Tract: WARNER GROVES AT MORRISON RANC
The price of this listing was last increased on 4/22/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


Beautiful newer home in Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch. Great schools, great neighborhood, great area! Priced under market at $529,900. 6 bedrooms 5 baths. 3 car tandem garage. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One downstairs bedroom has it's own bathroom with a roll-in shower. Huge gourmet kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven and a gas cooktop. It even has a pot filler. Downstairs also has a flex room that can be used for a formal dining room, den, playroom or whatever you want it to be. Upstairs has a huge master bedroom, bathroom & closet, 3 additional bedroom, 2 more full baths, a loft and the laundry room. OPEN HOUSE SAT. 11am-3pm

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$1,244,900 :: 2051 E CRESCENT Way, Gilbert AZ, 85298

5 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 4,750 sq ft
Lot Size: 23,086 sq ft
Added: 04/22/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5755594
Community: LEGACY AT FREEMAN FARMS
Tract: LEGACY AT FREEMAN FARMS
Status: Active


4750 SQ FT HIGHLY UPGRADED EXECUTIVE SEMI CUSTOM, FIVE BEDROOMS AND FIVE FULL BATHS WITH TWO POWDER ROOMS, GUEST QUARTERS WITH PRIVATE TWO CAR GARAGE ENTRANCE, HAS 2ND MASTER SUITE, FULL BATH, LIVING ROOM AND KITCHENETTE WITH EAT IN AREA, MAIN KITCHEN HAS GRANITE, LOTS OF EBONY CABINETS, SPECIAL ORDER GRANITE ISLAND AND ALL STAINLESS APPL, **ANOTHER FULL KITCHEN WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE FROM EAST SIDE AND ATTACHED TO LAUNDRY AND SECOND CAR GARAGE, ALL FIVE BEDROOMS HAVE FULL BATHS AND WALKIN CLOSETS, FORMAL LIVING/DINING, COFFERED CEILINGS THRU WITH TWO TONE PAINT, ELECTRIC FIREPLACE WITH FULL WALL OF CUT GLASS DECORATION, OFFICE/DEN, PRIVATE POOL, SPA, LARGE SCREENED IN GAZEBO, RESORT LIKE BKYD WITH TRAVERTINE/PAVERS/LIGHT POSTS/WALKING PATHS/TREES,SHRUBS, POT PLANTS LIKE NO OTHER HOME

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$429,900 :: 3487 E ELGIN Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 4,345 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 08/21/17, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5649471
Community: HIGHLAND 5
Tract: HIGHLAND 5
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING !!! You MUST see inside to see the BIG picture.AHG Home Warranty Guardian Policy in Place-See DocumentsEXCELLENT Condition! Full BASEMENT HOME! Fantastic Floor-plan offering 4300+SQ FT / 5 bedrooms / 3 Baths / 3 Car Garage w/ Storage RV Gate/RV Parking! Interior: Spacious kitchen area with an Island, 42'' Cherry Wood Cabinets, New Matching SS GE Appliances w/ Walk-In Pantry! Family Room with Built-In Entertainment Center and upgraded Surround Sound! Large Master suite complete w/ separate Shower and Oval Tub, Dual Sinks and a deep Walk-In Closet! ImpressiveFull Basement with a Theater Room (Surround Sound), large storage room and 2 oversized bedrooms (15x18) plus 1 full bath!

Listed with Great Rate Realty


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$363,000 :: 4253 E CULLUMBER Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,450 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 03/25/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5742117
Community: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RA
Tract: HIGHLAND GROVES AT MORRISON RA
Status: Active


Perfect and Pristine 4bed/2.5bath upgraded home is situated in the heart of the coveted Highland Groves of Morrison Ranch. Located on a cul-de-sac street just a few steps from the centrally located Lakes, BBQ Ramada's, and Park. Home offers 2450 sq, 4bed/2.5bath. Granite Counters, Upgraded Cabinets, Kitchen Backsplash, Tiled shower in Master and Guest Bathrooms. Additional LED Lighting in every room. Tile Floor on main level and laminate wood on the second. His and Hers closets w/ Classy Closet Built Ins. Owners spent $40,000 converting the back patio into a sun room. You will love the low maintenance large backyard w Artificial Turf, Putting Green and Large Paver Patio. Water Softener, R.O. System, Stainless Steel Fridge, Washer/Dryer Included!

Listed with O48 Realty


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$599,999 :: 6125 S SAN JACINTO Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,275 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 04/02/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5745180
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 6%
Status: Active


Welcome home to this stunning Richmond American home in highly desired Marbella Vineyards. This home is located in the Casteel/Auxier Chandler School District. Enter this 2 story home to soaring ceilings. Office to the left with barn doors & powder bath to the right. First floor guest suite, family room, kitchen, formal dining room and laundry room all on first floor. The kitchen features granite counter tops, espresso cabinets, stainless steel appliances with brand new Samsung double oven, center island, pantry, breakfast bar and separate breakfast dining area. There is a gated courtyard off the kitchen/dining area. There is a double stair case to access the loft, master bedroom suite & remaining bedrooms. Travertine flooring on the 1st floor.

Listed with Perfect Choice Real Estate


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$315,000 :: 1219 W RIVIERA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,255 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 03/16/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5737918
Community: THE ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
Tract: THE ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 4%
Status: Active


LOWEST PRICE PER SQ FT MOTIVATED SELLER!!! CHECK PRIVATE REMARKS.Fully renovated and ready to move in gorgeous pool property for the pickiest buyer. bathrooms, flooring and paint completely upgraded

Listed with ProSmart Realty


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$413,000 :: 1242 N RENEE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,957 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 04/19/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5754139
Community: SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
Tract: SUPERSTITION SPRINGS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


*** PRICE WILL DROP $1,000 PER DAY UNTIL IT SELLS !!! IF YOU THINK THIS HOME IS FOR YOU, DO NOT WAIT !!! This home checks all of the boxes. Almost 3000 square feet, very open floor plan with loft, large bedrooms, 3 car garage, pool, private yard, orange, lime and grapefruit trees, very quiet and peaceful golf course community. Plantation shutters, ceiling fans, granite, stainless appliances, natural stone flooring, new carpet in the past 2 years. Low HOA. New toilets and new Orbit sprinkler control with app. All appliances stay.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$464,900 :: 3911 E MIA Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,044 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 03/14/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5736785
Community: BRIDGES NORTH
Tract: BRIDGES NORTH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Move in Ready!! This 4/3 plus den modern home is less than a year old and still has the builder warranty. Featuring lots of custom features such as gourmet kitchen w/kitchen Aid appliances, white maple cabinet's w/glass accents and quartz counters. Enter in to be greeted by lovely wide plank vinyl flooring and a neutral color pallet. The luxury master suite features his and hers vanities and a soaking tub and separate walk in shower. The energy efficiency features include sprayed in foam insulation, Low E windows and conditioned attic space. Enjoy the views of the San Tan Mountains from your covered patio. The huge back yard is a blank slate and ready for your personal touches. A garage is extended length for 3 cars.

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate, LLC


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$330,000 :: 4700 E CLOUDBURST Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,478 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/22/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5755561
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 5
Status: Active


Upgraded features include fresh interior paint and new carpet throughout. HOA amenities include lushly landscaped neighborhoods, parks, trails, sport courts, two clubhouses, and a community pool.Home comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

Listed with Opendoor Homes


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$363,900 :: 4724 E SOURWOOD Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,917 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 04/10/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5749380
Community: TRILOGY at POWER RANCH
Tract: TRILOGY at POWER RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/22/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Country club living at a fraction of the cost!Trilogy offers golf, tennis, lawn bowling, 2 outdoor pools + spa,2 restaurants, a movie theatre and a 27000 sq ft clubhouse.This beautiful Cottonwood model is a 2B/2B split floor plan with a N/S facing lot. The office/den could be used as a 3rd bedroom. The open floor plan boasts tile flooring throughout with marble inlays. The Great Room has a custom built entertainment center with surround sound. The patio has been screened in to allow for greater privacy while entertaining or relaxing at days end.The outside patio has been extended and includes a fireplace.Great for dancing under the stars!A new drip system has been installed. Most furnishings are available for sale through a separate agreement. Owner is a licensed active RE agent in Arizona

Listed with Arizona Home Source Realty


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