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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$299,990 :: 3279 E STANFORD Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,537 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 12/06/19, Last Updated: 12/06/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6011801
Community: Kristin Manor
Tract: Kristin Manor
Status: Active


Truly impressive remodeled home is ready & waiting to be your new home!! Newly painted exterior & interior/two-tone paint!! New granite tops, sinks & faucets in the Kitchen & the bathrooms!! New carpets!! New baseboards!! And more... North/South exposure. You'll find an open floor plan and spacious great room with vaulted ceiling as you enter.The eat in kitchen includes a breakfast bar. Enjoy the spacious backyard which includes a covered full length patio, green grass and mature shade trees. LOCATION!! LOCATION!! LOCATION!! Minutes away from Fwy 60, dining, shopping education and health care. This amazing home is a must see! Buyer to verify all figures and info.

Listed with Gold Trust Realty


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$389,900 :: 1121 N JOSHUA TREE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,622 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 12/06/19, Last Updated: 12/06/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6010951
Community: CAROL RAE RANCH
Tract: CAROL RAE RANCH
Status: Active


Great floor plan! 3-bedrooms upstairs plus a loft. 3-bathrooms. Hardwood floors in loft and hallway. Downstairs has a den that could be converted to 4th bedroom. Main floor has beautiful rough edge tile throughout. Master suite has separate tub/shower. Walk out deck off master bedroom. Beautiful landscaped backyard with private pool, waterfall, and slide for the kids! 3-car garage. Mature trees in front and back yard. A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!

Listed with Manara Properties, LLC


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$360,000 :: 3160 E BLUE RIDGE Way, Gilbert AZ, 85298

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,964 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,326 sq ft
Added: 12/06/19, Last Updated: 12/06/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6011751
Community: SHAMROCK ESTATES
Tract: SHAMROCK ESTATES
Status: Active


Looking for an ideal floorplan in a great Gilbert location? Here it is!! This spacious great room design is open & welcoming - with a beautiful kitchen featuring warm maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, center island & HUGE pantry. Large eating areas is perfect for family events & dinner parties, or cozy up to the fireplace in the great room! Split master suite with garden tub, double sinks & private exit. Secondary rooms are oversized, sharing a bath w/ raised vanity & double sinks. All new interior & exterior paint, loads of tile and neutral colors throughout. Awesome curb appeal with custom iron front door, N/S corner lot. Huge backyard with a large covered patio, lush trees & garden area. Walking distance to top rated Chandler Traditional Academy.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$424,000 :: 735 S LAGOON Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 2.75 baths
Home size: 2,719 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 10/25/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5996863
Community: THE ISLANDS
Tract: THE ISLANDS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/5/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Spectacular residence within the sought after Catalina Bay can now be yours! This outstanding home offers curb appeal, 3 car garage, mature landscaping, pool and a spa that's all set for someone to connect a heater to. Interior boasts high vaulted ceilings, tile flooring in traffic areas, formal living & dining areas, and a cozy carpeted family room w/fireplace. Kitchen features matching appliances, oak cabinets, pantry, & granite countertops. Master suite has walk-in closet, lavish bath with his & hers sinks, separate shower, and private balcony overlooking the backyard providing amazing views. Oversized backyard will conquer you with covered patio, lush lawn, refreshing blue pool & sitting area around the pool ideal for taking some sun between swims. Community is loaded w/amenities!

Listed with JK Realty


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$312,000 :: 2980 E ARIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,651 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 12/05/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6011759
Community: SHAMROCK ESTATES PHASE 1
Tract: SHAMROCK ESTATES PHASE 1
Status: Active


Welcome home. This amazing gem is move in ready with low maintenance and has lovely curb appeal. Enter into this spacious open floor plan with lots of natural light. It has an open concept kitchen, dining and family room which is perfect for entertaining! The eat-in kitchen has an abundance of cabinets and corian counters. You will love the center island with breakfast bar. Enjoy cooking on the gas cook top. Experience the sizable bedrooms for your family or guests. This backyard is a serene oasis with a covered patio, built-in BBQ with oven and pebble tech sparkling pool. It is a wonderful opportunity to entertain or just relax and chill by the pool. This was a spec home and includes many upgrades. Close to shopping, schools and easy access to major freeways. Easy to show!

Listed with Venture REI, LLC


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$345,000 :: 887 S SWALLOW Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,268 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,485 sq ft
Added: 11/04/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6000776
Community: COPPER RANCH PHASE 2B
Tract: COPPER RANCH PHASE 2B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/5/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Incredible 5bedrooms, 3bathrooms and 2cars garage 2 story at the copper Ranch Villas in the Heart of Gilbert. This home offers all amenities you can ask for: 9 foot ceilings, Tahoe Maple cabinets, designed selected granite countertops, stainless appliances, tiles flooring in the first floor and in all the three baths. Ceilings fans,a room and a full bath downstairs. A study/media/office room space upstairs, designed back yard for perfect relaxation with friends and family. The community feature: Biking/Walking Path, Children Playground, Community Pool, Community Spa, Handball/Racquetball, walking distance from school, grocery stores and upscale Retail Stores. Easy access to loop 202, 60 and I 10 freeways. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself and will not be disappointed. Moving ready.

Listed with Homelight Realty and Management


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$349,900 :: 1702 E RAWHIDE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,159 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 09/27/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5983989
Community: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 12
Tract: FINLEY FARMS SOUTH PARCEL 12
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/28/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


This is a spectacular find Tucked in the quiet neighborhood of Finley Farms is this quality built Morrison home. 4 bedrooms 2 full baths and just over 2100 sq feet, this single level home has a formal living/dining room, open kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances, large family room large patio door leading out to a cozy patio and beautiful back yard! Split floor plan with a large master, separate tub/shower and walk in closet. Split 3 car garage, perfect for all the ''junk'' in the 3rd bay! This home has been well maintained. (Water Softner System Does Not Convey)

Listed with Green Star Realty Inc.


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$289,900 :: 1695 E PALO VERDE Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,445 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 11/22/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6008132
Community: SONORAN VISTA
Tract: SONORAN VISTA
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/5/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


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Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$259,000 :: 229 W SAN PEDRO Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,357 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 12/05/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6011746
Community: OAKTREE PARK LOT 1-115 TR A
Tract: OAKTREE PARK LOT 1-115 TR A
Status: Active


INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY! Centrally located in the heart of Gilbert. 3 bed, 2 bath on a large lot. Looking for a cash buyer for quick close.

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$418,000 :: 1483 E HORSESHOE Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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5 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,530 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 12/05/19, Last Updated: 12/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6011721
Community: VAL VISTA
Tract: VAL VISTA
Status: Active


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 5 Bed 2.5 Bath located in Gilbert. Love to entertain or growing a family, this property is for you! Spacious 5 bedroom home, with master bedroom upstairs that his and hers sink, a separate tub, step in shower and walk in closet. Upstairs beside the master you will find 3 generously size bedrooms, and a huge loft. Large windows allow for natural lighting. Freshly painted, neutral colors throughout the home. The 5th bedroom/den is located downstairs. Living room has a wood burning fireplace. Exterior paint is less than 4 years old. Nice size backyard to install your dream backyard. 3 car garage. Close to the San Tan Mall/Corridor, downtown Gilbert and both freeways. Come take a look at this property.

Listed with ProSmart Realty


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