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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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,095 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 05/07/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6231777
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 2B
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 2B
Status: Active


Welcome to the highly sought after community of Marbella Vineyards in Gilbert. This single level, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Shea Renew model sits on a premium North facing lot with beautiful pavered drive, 3 car garage, modern interior & a professionally landscaped backyard with pool, water feature, built-in BBQ, and artificial turf for endless weekend fun. Inside you'll find no detail spared in the building of this nearly new home with a large greatroom floorplan, feature kitchen with white cabinetry, oversized wrap around island, and formal eating area. The wood look tile, neutral color palette, and stunning tile choices in the master ensuite bath with soaking tub, glass shower, and vanity with extended closet upgrade make this executive home feel extra special. The secondary bedrooms...

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$350,000 :: 4362 E CARLA VISTA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,347 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6236056
Community: WILLOWS
Tract: WILLOWS
Status: Active


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Listed with HomeSmart


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,783 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6236037
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 1
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 1
Status: Active


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Listed with Farnsworth-Ricks Management & Realty, Inc.


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,080 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6235979
Community: ARTEMINA 2
Tract: ARTEMINA 2
Status: Active


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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,650 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6235974
Community: LAYTON LAKES
Tract: LAYTON LAKES
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,540 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6235935
Community: Seville Golf & Country
Tract: Seville Golf & Country
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,726 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 05/07/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6232793
Community: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C REPLAT
Tract: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C REPLAT
Status: Active


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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,149 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 05/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6235894
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 4
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 4
Status: Active


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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,543 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 05/13/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6235340
Community: HOLLIDAY FARMS UNIT 2A
Tract: HOLLIDAY FARMS UNIT 2A
Status: Active


BEST PRICED SINGLE LEVEL;SPLIT MASTER;DEN NEXT TO MASTER; ONE WING HAS 2BR ONE BA;PRIVATE IN-LAW W/PVT.BA IN BACK WING WITH VIEW. FORMAL SETTING.BAYED WINDOW IN FORMAL LVGRM. VAULTED CEILING T/O;PLANT SHELVES;TILES IN ALL WET AREAS. DESIGNED MADALLION TILE ATINVITING GRAND FOYER. SEP.JACUZZI TUB/SHOWER IN MASTER.OVERSIZED PATIO W/VAULTED CEILING AND FANS&COOL DECK FLOORING.GAS FP INSIDE+WOOD BURNING FP IN BACKYARD.PEBBLE TEC PLAY POOL W/ROCK WATERFALL FACING COMM.VIEW LOT.N/S OT SIZE NEARLY 9000SF.BUILT-IN CABINETS IN LAUNDRY AND GARAGE W/SIDE SERVICE DOOR.DESIGNED SEC.GATE AT WIDE FRONT ENTRANCE.TAMBOUR 8' OAK DOOR.NICE FEATURES T/O HOME.OPEN & BRIGHT.A PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME.OWNER/AGENT RELATED.

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$615,000 :: 435 S BURK Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,726 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 04/14/21, Last Updated: 05/14/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6219242
Community: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1-203 TR A-D
Tract: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1-203 TR A-D
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/14/2021 by 4%
Status: Active


Simply put, this is the rare occasion where luxury, style, warmth & comfort exist in the same home. Even more unique is when you can combine a spectacular spacious property that feels like your own private resort. Nestled on a quiet cul de sac street in a perfect Gilbert location, close to anything & everything! The upgrades & renovations were well planned and carried out with a demand for quality & elegance. Most important, they were done with the intentions for the owners to savor for years; not a quick surface makeover so common these days. The most discriminating buyer will be overwhelmed by this wonderful home. New compressors on A/C units 2016. Pool resurfaced & decking in 2020. Both Roof & HVAC have recent inspections will all items addressed!

Listed with West USA Realty


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