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.

If you’re looking for a home, click on Home Search . If you’d like to know the value of your home, click on Tell Me The Value of My Home.  And if you have any real estate questions, please call me at 480-326-8571.

Other Posts

What is the monsoon?

HOA Reserve Study and its importance

Phoenix Urban Fishing Program

$391,484 :: 1959 E HAMPTON Lane #107, Gilbert AZ, 85295

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,812 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,307 sq ft
Added: 02/10/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6192432
Community: Towns at Annecy
Tract: Towns at Annecy
The price of this listing was last increased on 3/2/2021 by 0%
Status: Active


Located in The Towns at Annecy, this beautiful townhome features designer selected granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliance package with boxed in refrigerator, painted ''Harbor'' cabinets, tiled shower at primary bath, extended primary bath vanity,12'' x 24'' tile floor, built-in desk at loft, soft water loop and so much more. Walking Distance to Lakes, Community Pool & Park & Close to San Tan Mall. Customer must obtain VA approval before writing purchase agreement.

Listed with Maracay Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$549,000 :: 3132 E CHISUM Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85297

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,546 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 02/15/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6192971
Community: STRATLAND ESTATES
Tract: STRATLAND ESTATES
The price of this listing was last increased on 3/2/2021 by 7%
Status: Active


Very NICE curb appeal, clean, single family property with 4 beds + 3 FULL baths + DEN + EXTENDED two-car-garage in the BEAUTIFUL Stratland Estates. Home featured with warm neutral paints and carpets, 20''x20'' tiles, and a formal living space. Kitchen with lighted GOURMET kitchen island, GRANITE countertops, EXTENDED kitchen cabinets, STAINLESS STEEL kitchen appliances and GAS stove. KING size master's bedroom with walking closet, lighted fan, separate shower & bath, and double sinks. Other bedrooms also has lighted fans and neutral carpets. Easy to maintain DESERT landscapes front and back. Community lake and walk paths are nearby waiting for you and your family to stroll out and enjoy.

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$600,000 :: 18 S RIATA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,338 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201372
Community: SUMMERFIELD PLACE LOT 1-98 TRACT A
Tract: SUMMERFIELD PLACE LOT 1-98 TRACT A
Status: Active


Situated just minutes from Downtown Gilbert in the Summerfield Place neighborhood is this stunning 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home! The spacious floor plan has massive vaulted ceilings, a giant two-way wood burning fireplace, split bedrooms, wood-look and porcelain tile flooring, and ceiling fans throughout. The modern kitchen has top grade granite counters, custom white cabinets, slate appliances, an electric range, a built-in microwave, a custom tile backsplash, and a breakfast bar and nook. The master suite has access to the backyard through sliding glass doors, a walk-in closet with shelving, and a bathroom with a sunken bathtub surrounded by tile, a separate glass shower, a private toilet, dual sinks, granite counters, and white cabinets... (continued)

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$779,000 :: 4485 E ENCINAS Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,522 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,118 sq ft
Added: 01/29/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6179149
Community: GROVES AT SUPERSTITION RANCH
Tract: GROVES AT SUPERSTITION RANCH
Status: Active


The search is over, your dream home is here! This outstanding property with 4 beds +den & 3 full baths has it all! Meticulously manicured landscaping, 3 car garage w/floor to ceiling cabinets and exquisite curb appeal constitute this captivating home. As you step in, you'll find a bright living/dining room w/wet bar great for entertaining, a wall of windows w/views of the landscaped backyard & pool, a spacious family room w/fireplace & entertainment wall and Travertine flooring. All in this open floor plan. The kitchen overlooks the family room & features SS appliances, granite countertops, walk-in pantry and tons of storage. Large owners suite has door to back patio & pool, lavish ensuite with his & her sinks, tub, multi-head shower system and bountiful walk-in closet.

Listed with United Brokers Group


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$385,000 :: 1116 E PARKVIEW Court, Gilbert AZ, 85295

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,430 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,921 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201297
Community: VILLAGES AT THE SPECTRUM
Tract: VILLAGES AT THE SPECTRUM
Status: Active


4 bedrooms + a loft in the Villages at the Spectrum. Formal Living Room and Dining Room in addition to the Family Room. The eat-in kitchen is nice and bright with tons of natural light with a separate pantry and recessed lighting and has direct access to the backyard. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms plus a large loft - perfect for a kids' area, home office, pool table...you name it! The primary bedroom is really spacious with a large walk-in closet . The primary bathroom has a stall shower and garden tub along with dual sinks. The laundry room is located upstairs as well - so convenient! The entry, kitchen, eating area, laundry room and all bathrooms have newer luxury vinyl wood flooring. The back yard is a blank slate, just ready for a trampoline, raised garden beds...you decide!

Listed with Sundance Properties


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$405,000 :: 301 E PINON Way, Gilbert AZ, 85234

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,696 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,228 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201251
Community: BRECKENRIDGE MANOR UNIT 3
Tract: BRECKENRIDGE MANOR UNIT 3
Status: Active


Highly sought-after Breckenridge Manor walking distance to Heritage District Gilbert. Amazing schools, friendly neighborhood with several parks and walking paths, lush landscaping, quiet & peaceful. 3 bedrooms + office, 2 full bath, gorgeous wood-plank flooring, 6'' baseboards, plantation shutters in main living areas, vaulted ceilings, neutral paint colors. Private office with built-in shelving, family room with floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace, separate dining area, remodeled kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances (frig incl) and granite counter tops. hall bathroom with graphic pattern tile that makes a statement, large master bedroom with barn door to bath with double sinks, sep toilet & shower area, walk-in closet.

Listed with eXp Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$594,999 :: 1792 S HENRY Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,544 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201239
Community: RECKER POINTE PHASE 2
Tract: RECKER POINTE PHASE 2
Status: Active


Corner lot home located at desirable Recker Point with community pool &parks is less than 24 mos NEW. The floorplan includes the Kitchen Centric option where the kitchen is the heart of the home. A modern open floor plan, this home comes with a completed backyard ready to entertain. The island is 12 feet long with beautiful waterfall quartz counters, seating for five. The master bath has been upgraded with an organized walk-in closet, cabinets in laundry room; 3 other bedrooms and 2 full baths.

Listed with Homie


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$675,000 :: 1545 E OXFORD Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

Property Photo

Mls Icon

5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,284 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6199060
Community: ASHLAND RANCH
Tract: ASHLAND RANCH
Status: Active


Just about the Middle Of Gilbert.....great area close to EVERYTHINGTalk about Location Back Yard a little piece of Life.... Come and ENJOY!This Home is a 5 Bedroom Formal dining and Living Room with a Huge Play Room.Tile and Wood through Out and carpet where needed...... Newer Kitchen redone a few yrs ago. downstairs Bathroom Just re did..... Master bath with separate shower and tub ready for you to update to your liking.... Outside boasts a pool and an in ground Hot tub... Play Ground just put in and a covered Casita (shaded seating area) attached into the Cement Lush fruit trees and two above ground planters..... we have loved our home for 21 Plus Yrs original owners Raised 9 kids through here......Appointment Only please ! seller is a lisc AZ Realtor Ya its my

Listed with Long Realty Partners


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$999,900 :: 2695 E COUNTRY SHADOWS Court, Gilbert AZ, 85298

Property Photo

Mls Icon

5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,439 sq ft
Lot Size: 36,591 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201257
Community: GREENFIELD ACRES
Tract: GREENFIELD ACRES
Status: Active


Amazing rare opportunity to own a custom home in the very desirable neighborhood of Greenfield Acres. Wide open floorplan with great room design. Very clean and well maintained with plantation shutters and custom touches throughout. Large three car garage with ample storage. Huge .83 acre corner lot with beautiful views of the san tan mountains. This backyard is amazing! Walk out to your salt water pool and real rock waterfall. An entertainers dream with a large gazebo, flat panel TV, sink, & built in grill right next to a gas firepit & seating area. Huge grass area, outdoor lighting and a brand new putting green. West side of the backyard would be perfect for a pickleball court or RV garage. So many options or leave as is and live happily ever after. This home is one of a kind

Listed with Gary Call Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$860,000 :: 3099 E LOS ALTOS Court, Gilbert AZ, 85297

Property Photo

Mls Icon

5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,152 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,375 sq ft
Added: 03/02/21, Last Updated: 03/02/21
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6201160
Community: STRATLAND ESTATES
Tract: STRATLAND ESTATES
Status: Active


EXPERIENCE LUXURY in this Semi Custom Toll Brothers Home! This Original Owner Curb Appeal Beauty will definitely check all your Boxes. Enter through the Iron Gates to a Stunning Paver Courtyard. Private Entrance to a Full Casita with living room and Kitchen area perfect for Multi-Generational Living. Continue through the Courtyard to The Main Home. An Entertainers Delight featuring Highly upgraded Contemporary Kitchen with Espresso Shaker Cabinets with Pulls, KitchenAid Stainless Hood and Gas Cooktop, Wall Ovens and a Built In Wine Cooler. Beautiful Granite Counters with Glass Backsplash. Notice the clean lines of the Backsplash with all Outlets placed under Cabinets. Large Island with Beautiful Drum Light Pendants.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *