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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$795,000 :: 5051 S Girard Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,869 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 08/26/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6283918
Community: Bridges
Tract: Bridges
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/1/2021 by 4%
Status: Active


Stunning 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home in the sought after Bridges community. This 3869 square foot home has tons of space. Enter into the formal dining room & living space, with staircase, and a half bath. Open great room kitchen with massive island, breakfast seating, white linen cabinets Silestone quartz countertops. Upgraded Stainless appliances and eat in kitchen area. Large family room with lovely wood look tile flooring. Large master with 5 piece master bath, walk in closet connected to laundry. and views of the beautiful mountain vista. Huge open loft with unique space. 3 car tandem garage with opener and paver driveway. Large grass backyard backs to greenbelt. This Premium lot is close to Gilbert regional,

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$550,900 :: 2241 S AGNES Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,129 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 09/17/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6294851
Community: BUNGALOWS AT COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
Tract: BUNGALOWS AT COOLEY STATION PHASE 1
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/20/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


Photos coming soon. This cozy 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home in the prestigious Cooley Station Community welcomes you! The meticulously designed kitchen area features an open floorplan with essential amenities such as sleek granite countertops, appliances, alluring cabinetry with plenty of counter space, and a kitchen island with a built-in breakfast bar perfect for sharing a home-cooked meal. Relax in the primary bedroom complete with an ensuite bathroom, private toilet room, double vanity sink, and a walk-in closet. The rear exterior area features a covered patio ready for the next family cookout with plenty of space for outdoor activities. Fantastic home a short drive from the Greenfield Lake Golf Course, Toka Sticks Golf Club, and many more outdoor recreational activities!

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$1,200,000 :: 2570 E CALLE DE FLORES --, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 3,755 sq ft
Lot Size: 48,352 sq ft
Added: 09/10/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6292053
Community: Metes and Bounds
Tract: Metes and Bounds
Status: Active


THIS IS THE LIFE! Prepare to be impressed when you enter this superbly maintained & presented home set on a sprawling 1-acre lot occupying a peaceful street position. This home enjoys abundant natural light and a layout designed for easy living and entertaining incorporating a generously proportioned kitchen with quartz countertops, welcoming living and dining room, guest powder room and laundry. The living room provides comfort and warmth while the backyard brings year-round delight. Take a dip in the pool or share your stories around the fire pit with family, gazing at the bright flames under the starry night sky. Recent upgrades include new exterior paints in 2020. 1 AC unit in 2020, 2 AC units in 2017. New roof and front windows in 2019.

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$795,920 :: 2353 E Athena Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,597 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 09/20/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6296085
Community: STRATFORD
Tract: STRATFORD
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Under Construction ETA April or May4 Bedrooms plus den with double doorss and closet, Single Level, Kitchenaide Gourmet Cooktop Package, Freestanding Tub in Owners Suite, Upgraded Regal White Cabinets thruout the house. 8' Interior Doors, 10' Ceilings, Lots of Recessed Lighting thruout entire house, Walk in Shower at one secondary bath ilo standard tub/shower. 20' Wall of Glass at great room. Buyer can still choose Flooring, Countertops, Bath/Shower Surrounds, Interior Paint, Lighting, Finishing Touches. Photors are of a completed home in another community. Taxes are Approximate...Write on builders Contract

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$1,255,995 :: 3705 E BOOT TRACK Trail, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,955 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 09/20/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6296063
Community: LAKEVIEW TRAILS SOUTHEAST AT MORRISON RANCH
Tract: LAKEVIEW TRAILS SOUTHEAST AT MORRISON RANCH
Status: Active


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$383,000 :: 1435 S SPARTAN Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,279 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 09/20/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6295914
Community: DAVE BROWN LAMOREAUX FARMS
Tract: DAVE BROWN LAMOREAUX FARMS
Status: Active


Wow! Wonderful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath that has been updated. New Flooring Throughout, Fresh Interior and Exterior Paint. Kitchen Features New Cabinets & Quartz Counters, Stainless Appliances.Large Master bedroom with walk in closet and split from the secondary bedrooms for privacy! Remodeled master bath with custom shower, new vanity and quartz counters. Hall bath has been remodeled. Inside Laundry Washer and Dryer Included! Home is a short distance to downtown Gilbert, Freeways, Shopping, Schools and Restaurants! Sharp Home, Easy Show !

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$675,000 :: 5693 S PARKCREST Street, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,311 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 08/31/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6286967
Community: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 3 PARCEL 4
Tract: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 3 PARCEL 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/20/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


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$769,900 :: 3451 E ORLEANS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,843 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 09/10/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6238202
Community: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 2A REPLAT
Tract: MARBELLA VINEYARDS PHASE 2A REPLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/20/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


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$845,000 :: 2745 E CARLA VISTA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,800 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,197 sq ft
Added: 08/30/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6286553
Community: GATEWAY RANCH
Tract: GATEWAY RANCH
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/20/2021 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautiful, spacious, dream home located in desirable Gateway Ranch on a 1/4 acre lot. This home has it all! The downstairs features a stunning entry with vaulted ceilings, open living room, dining room, and a family room with a cozy, gas fireplace. Trendy, new paint and flooring, new light fixtures, and fans are found throughout the home. The gorgeous, airy kitchen has new, quartz countertops, an oversized sink, island, stainless steel appliances, and hookups for both a gas or electric stove. The tuxedo, maple cabinets are all soft close. The ample, bottom cabinets have slide out drawers. French doors off the kitchen open to a lush backyard with a pool, gas BBQ, covered patio, RV gate, extended concrete pad, and storage shed. One guest bedroom, bathroom, and a huge laundry room complete

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$1,080,000 :: 1461 E ARIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,065 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
Added: 09/20/21, Last Updated: 09/20/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6295881
Community: HAMSTRA DAIRY PHASE 1 REPLAT
Tract: HAMSTRA DAIRY PHASE 1 REPLAT
Status: Active


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