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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$695,000 :: 3578 E TONTO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,389 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 09/03/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6459394
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 5%
Status: Active


Gorgeous Home in One of the Best Neighborhoods in Gilbert, Corner Lot New interior paint Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with 5th Bonus room and an Office Room. 3 car garage home is open and spacious! Gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, Granite counters tops walk-in pantry breakfast bar. As you enter the home you are greeted with a beautiful staircase and soaring ceilings. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, loft and 2 bathrooms. Master Suite Has Double Door Entry, Designer Walk-In Closets and Garden Tub, double sinks and separate shower. Oversized Secondary Bedrooms One bedroom and full bath are downstairs. This North/South Exposure Home Also the 3 Car Garage (One Side Tantum It Has Separate Dining Area, Along with Family Room off the Kitchen. Lovely Dark wood cabinets with Granite Counters.

Listed with HomeSmart


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$949,000 :: 155 N PECAN Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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6 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 6,685 sq ft
Lot Size: 18,731 sq ft
Added: 07/27/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6440448
Community: The Groves of Gilbert
Tract: The Groves of Gilbert
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


Spanish Revival with a Santa Barbara flare on a multi-function half-acre plantation lot within one of Gilberts' most prestigious luxury neighborhoods, The Groves of Gilbert. The main structure boasts a significant 6,685 interior square feet, a total under-roof canopy of nearly 8,000 SF, and an additional 800 SF detached garage. The potential of this 6 Bed, 5 Bath mansion is like none other you will find. Many vital items were replaced recently, including a new roofing system, 26kW Solar system, new smooth-coat stucco, New HVACs & Ducting, and more. Plans, engineering, and design are available with the sale. Sale/property being sold AS-IS. Contact the listing agent for information & details.

Listed with Blocks Brokerage LLC


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$574,000 :: 3836 E GUNNELL Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,866 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 11/18/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6482244
Community: COOLEY STATION PARCEL 15 PHASE 2
Tract: COOLEY STATION PARCEL 15 PHASE 2
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


Seller offering credit to buy down interest rate or reduce purchase price with an otherwise acceptable offer. Now for sale in Cooley Station! Amazing opportunity to own one of the largest lots in Cooley. No homes behind and plenty of room to add a pool or transform the outdoor space to your vision. Inside features fresh paint, carpet and minor touch ups. Home features plank ceramic tile, granite counter tops, spa shower in primary bathroom, 3 full bedrooms + office with barn doors. Neighborhood has large community pool, parks and playgrounds, pickle ball court and 1/2 basketball court. Cooley Station is in the heart of Gilbert's newest developments with Verde to the south and Epicenter to the north. Easy access to the 202 freeway and San Tan Village.

Listed with Newman Realty, LLC


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$650,000 :: 7608 S SORRELL Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,878 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 09/02/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6458962
Community: Adora Trails
Tract: Adora Trails
Status: Active


Don't let market get you down! Fall in love with this adorable 4 bed, 2.5 bath home plus den situated on a premium corner lot with PAID OFF SOLAR! Heated community POOL & Fitness center!! Bright kitchen is equipped with tons of storage in cabinets, a large walk-in pantry, stainless appliances, quartz counters, tile backsplash, and a breakfast nook. NO CARPET in home! Lovely open primary main suite offers wood-look floors, back patio access, a private bath with dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet. Two of the three secondary bedrooms have walk in closets and all are split from the main bedroom. Enjoy freshly-squeezed juice under the covered patio in the grassy backyard with pavers and a fruit tree

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate


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$400,000 :: 473 N CITRUS Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,483 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 09/09/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6460754
Community: LA ALDEA
Tract: LA ALDEA
Status: Active


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Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$909,999 :: 2590 S ROCKWELL Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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7 beds, 3.75 baths
Home size: 4,330 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 07/22/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6438821
Community: CHAPARRAL ESTATES WEST
Tract: CHAPARRAL ESTATES WEST
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 1%
Status: Active


Huge Price Drop!! This is one of the only 7bedrooms in Gilbert UNDER a Million!! AMAZING opportunity to own this Beautiful 7 bedroom home with a pool in Chaparral Estates! From the high open ceilings to the large separate master suite, this home does not disappoint. You will see new shutters, 16 brand new dual pane windows, custom paint, and amazing touches throughout this home. Lush grass in front and back yard makes for an entertainer's delight. The Estates have green parks and play area throughout the community as well. Set an appointment today to see your new home!

Listed with Andrew & Associates Real Estate Group, LLC


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$564,000 :: 3956 S SINOVA Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,905 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 07/07/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6430186
Community: SAN TAN RANCH
Tract: SAN TAN RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 2%
Status: Active


Come and see this fantastic 3 bed, 2 bath residence w/ a brand new roof! Beautiful facade w/stone accents, large front yard w/grass landscape, and 2 car garage w/extended driveway! Inside you will find an open floor plan w/elegant wood-look flooring, gas fireplace, lovely light fixtures, & high ceilings. The kitchen is equipped w/ample cabinetry, a pantry, quartz counters, tile backsplash, SS appliances, and an island complete w/a breakfast bar. Enjoy the sunny breakfast area. The cozy den perfect for an office! Relax for a good night's sleep in the primary bedroom, featuring private outdoor access, a walk-in closet, & ensuite w/dual sinks, large soaking tub & walk-in shower.

Listed with eXp Realty


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$429,999 :: 4209 E PONY Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,683 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 11/10/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6488108
Community: FINCHER FIELDS AT COOLEY STATION AMD
Tract: FINCHER FIELDS AT COOLEY STATION AMD
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 4%
Status: Active


Beautiful 2 story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage home in Gilbert, NEW A/C, NEWLY installed SOLAR panels (2021) Home also features open floorplan, spacious kitchen with granite countertops, lots of cabinet space & storage, new interior paint throughout. Master Suite has large walk-in closet. Excellent location, N/S exposure, close to community pool, playgrounds, minutes from shopping, great restaurants, & entertainment. This home is in immaculate condition. Perfect for a family and/or would make a great investment property!

Listed with HomeSmart


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$899,997 :: 6275 S ROCHESTER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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6 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,919 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 06/08/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6412649
Community: SHAMROCK ESTATES PHASE 2A
Tract: SHAMROCK ESTATES PHASE 2A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


2% buyer concession to use toward RATE BUY DOWN w/Full Priced Offer. Shows like a MODEL! Huge High-end Gilbert home in coveted Shamrock Estates on oversized 10,000sf Lot complete w/Sparkling PebbleTec Pool & in-floor Trampoline! Pool variable speed pump (new), in-floor cleaning, + Waterfall Sheer Descent!This 5-6 Bedroom Home is loaded w/UPGRADES including: Custom Wood Feature Walls, Board & Batten, Shiplap, & Large Baseboards; Projector/HUGE screen/Speakers great for Movie Night experience; Soft Water/Filter/RO Systems; Turf Grass front/back for easy maintenance; Remodeled Kitchen w/wall oven & built-in cooktop; Wood-look tile flooring in main areas; new water heater; Garage TV/Fridge/Epoxy Flooring/Cabinets, Shutters, & more! HUGE Master w/dream closet w/island for Xtra storage!

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$425,000 :: 4219 E JUANITA Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,625 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 11/01/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6483915
Community: TOWNE MEADOWS AMD LOT 1-591 TR A
Tract: TOWNE MEADOWS AMD LOT 1-591 TR A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/14/2022 by 7%
Status: Active


Great curb appeal! North/ South orientated single level home, no interior steps with corner location. Home is conveniently close to Banner Gateway Hospital, A.T. Still University. One of the largest 3 bedroom, 2 bath plans at 1625 sq/ft (Tax Record) Kitchen was remodeled in 2011, and has an open concept for family and entertaining. Kitchen Island has additional storage and conveys with home. Fireplace in living room. Vaulted ceiling entrance. LR and hall walls just painted. Master bedroom has dual sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub. Dual walk in closets! Automatic outdoor shade in Master Bedroom. Perfect starter home or home to downsize. Easy access to 1-60 and Superstition Mall. Close to Mesa Hospital. Community has a children play ground and close to bus stop. Easy to show.

Listed with Platinum Living Realty


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