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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$450,000 :: 2167 E RANCH Court, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,291 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6179887
Community: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Tract: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Status: Active


Gorgeous, updated 4 bedroom 2 bath home with large 3-car garage in Cottonwood Crossings situated on a quiet Cul-de-sac near a park right in the heart of Gilbert! Featuring a multi-purpose formal living room/den/office, formal dining room, and open family room. Fresh interior paint, vaulted ceilings, laminate/tile/carpet flooring, wired for surround sound in family room, patio, & garage. Kitchen flaunts beautiful granite counters, white painted cabinets, SS/black appliances, wrap-around breakfast bar, 2 pantries, & breakfast nook. Master suite has bath with big walk-in shower, double sinks, tiled counters/shower wall, & walk-in closet. Pull-down Murphy bed in bedroom 3 is perfect for guests. Energy-efficient with ceiling fans, sun screens, & solar panels.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$2,030,752 :: 3361 E SAGEBRUSH Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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6 beds, 6.5 baths
Home size: 5,223 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 01/10/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6179339
Community: LAKEVIEW TRAILS SOUTHWEST AT MORRISON RANCH
Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS SOUTHWEST AT MORRISON RANCH
The price of this listing was last increased on 1/19/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


Now available, award winning design MODEL HOME FOR SALE AND LEASE BACK. Rare opportunity to own a Camelot 'turn key' Model. Buy now with a possible investment return opportunity. Beamed vaulted great room. Cooks kitchen with Wolf appliances and Pro Series refrigerator. Beautiful courtyard with stunning lake, silo and mountain views! Upstairs will contain it's own laundry, kids study space and large bonus room with wet bar! All bedrooms are en-suite with Owners suite and bedroom 6 located on main level.

Listed with Camelot Homes, Inc.


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$578,000 :: 1027 W PALO VERDE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,830 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6182905
Community: ARTEMINA 2
Tract: ARTEMINA 2
Status: Active


Fantastic Area In Gilbert! Just A Couple Of Miles To Downtown Gilbert With Tip Restaurants And Venues And Shops! Highly Sought After Subdivision: Tree Lined Streets, Greenbelts, Play Areas - Low Hoa Only $285 Per Quarter. Great Builder (Meritage) And Great Floorplan! 5 Bedrooms Plus A Loft. One Guest Bedroom Is Downstairs With Full Bath Right Outside The Bedroom Door. Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen With Island And Pantry Opens Up To The Family Room. Upstairs You Will Find A Large Loft, Owner's Suite With Full Bath, Separate Tub And Shower And Large Walk In Closet. Plus 3 More Bedrooms (All Large) With A Full Bath In Between The Bedrooms. New Carpet Jan. 2021 Throughout. Some Windows Replaced In Jan 2021. Backyard Has A Covered Patio, A Private, Play Pool And Grass Area.

Listed with Dana Hubbell Group


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$649,000 :: 4768 E IRONHORSE Road, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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6 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,211 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6182892
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 3
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 3
Status: Active


WELCOME TO THIS STUNNING 6 BEDROOM, 4 BATH 4211 SQFT HOME. YOU'LL BE IMPRESSED UPON ENTRY WITH VAULTED CEILINGS, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED ENTRY CHANDELIER WITH A TON OF NAUTRAL SUNLIGHT. THIS TOLL BROTHERS HOME WAS DESIGNED WITH A FAMILY IN MIND WITH 4211 SQFT OF FUNCTIONALL LIVING SPACE. FORMAL LIVING AND DINING ROOM SURE TO IMPRESS ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES. SPACIOUS KITCHEN WITH HIGH END GRANITE, SUB-ZERO REFRIGERATOR AND JENN AIRR PRO SERIES APPLIANCES. OFF THE KITCHEN IS A FUNCTION GREAT ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE AND EAT IN BREAKFAST NOOK FOR DAILY GATHERINGS. LARGE MASTER BEDROOM ON MAIN LEVEL WITH JETTED TUB, WALK IN SHOWER, WITH HIS AND HERS WALK IN CLOSET. ADDITIONAL BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS GREAT FOR A NURSERY, CRAFT ROOM, OR OFFICE.

Listed with West USA Realty


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7 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 3,244 sq ft
Lot Size: 26,572 sq ft
Added: 01/04/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6176941
Community: COLLEGE PARK COUNTRY ESTATES UNIT 4
Tract: COLLEGE PARK COUNTRY ESTATES UNIT 4
Status: Active


A home in this location with an adorable Casita/ Guest house does not come along often. Located on over half an acre, private swimming pool, beautiful irrigated yard, and horse privileges. The main home has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 family rooms and a beautiful wood burning fireplace. Located directly behind this property is a Nationally Ranked School. The casita/guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and quartz countertops. This property is a must see.

Listed with Long Realty West Valley


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$414,990 :: 2015 E Lindrick Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,249 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6182825
Community: Adora Trails
Tract: Adora Trails
Status: Active


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Listed with Century 21 Arizona Foothills


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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,435 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 12/17/20, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6172448
Community: POWER RANCH
Tract: POWER RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/19/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


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Listed with Offerpad


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$609,900 :: 3919 E RAKESTRAW Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,087 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 12/21/20, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6173461
Community: BRIDGES EAST
Tract: BRIDGES EAST
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/19/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


Don't miss this two story home in the popular The Bridges community of Gilbert! NEW A/C! Formal dining room off the foyer and a family room with a fireplace opens to the kitchen at the back of the home. The kitchen features upgraded cabinetry, granite countertops, an island for extra prep and storage, and stainless steel appliances including a double oven. One bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor, great for guests. The primary suite, two additional bedrooms, and another full bathroom as well as a loft and the laundry room located on the second floor. The primary ensuite bathroom has dual sinks, separate shower and tub, and a large walk in closet. The backyard has a covered patio and private pool. Community amenities include playgrounds and splash pad, and walking trails.

Listed with Offerpad


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$443,000 :: 2704 S HANSEN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,400 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6182792
Community: COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
Tract: COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
Status: Active


This Gilbert two-story corner home offers a patio, granite countertops, and a three-car garage. This home is vacant and cleaned regularly.

Listed with Opendoor Brokerage, LLC


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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,834 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 01/19/21, Last Updated: 01/19/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6182787
Community: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 4
Tract: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 4
Status: Active


Beautiful and spacious POOL home in San Tan Ranch! This one-owner home shows PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with a Bonus Game Room and almost 2900 Sq Feet!! The moment you enter, you'll notice upgrades such as wood-tile flooring and shutters. The family room opens to the kitchen, perfect for entertaining!! Kitchen boasts granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage space and one of the biggest pantries you've ever seen! The master bedroom is spacious with HUGE walk in closet and updated bath. Upstairs loft area and secondary bedrooms are all bright and spacious, too! Backyard Oasis is over-sized and beautifully landscaped, complete with play pool, built-in firepit, covered patio and mature landscape!! Other pluses are 2 New AC's, 3-car-garage with

Listed with HomeSmart


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