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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$839,572 :: 2727 E BLUE SPRUCE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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6 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,444 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 06/23/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6418696
Community: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 2 PARCEL 2
Tract: FREEMAN FARMS PHASE 2 PARCEL 2
Status: Active


72 Hour Home Sale... Seller to review offers by July 11th. Enjoy the fabulous Gilbert lifestyle in the peaceful neighborhood of FREEMAN FARMS. Home has everything a large family could need! Sellers downsizing, priced to sell! Beautiful & spacious 3,444sf Fulton Home boasts 6BD, 3BA, + loft & 3car. N/S exposure. Spacious frml living rm/dining rm. Open concept flr plan, high vaulted ceilings, broad staircase, family room & eat-in kitchen. Step into the vast eat-in dining area where family & friends can be together in one space. Magnificent kitchen w plenty of granite countertop space, high-rise counter accented by the complementary stonework serves as a breakfast bar, RO system, staggered cabinets w crown, pull-out drawers & a large walk-in pantry. Downstairs BD/BA.

Listed with Hague Partners


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$309,000 :: 414 E CULLUMBER Avenue #B, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 813 sq ft
Lot Size: 872 sq ft
Added: 06/24/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6423071
Community: MEADOWBROOK VILLAGE AMD
Tract: MEADOWBROOK VILLAGE AMD
Status: Active


Premium Gilbert Location!! This community is a hidden treasure within a highly desirable location in Gilbert. This 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom condo has very recently been remodeled with beautiful finishes, including the kitchen countertops and appliances. Additionally, the flooring has been upgraded to a premium teak hardwood floor! This home is move-in ready for its new owners. The owner has also enclosed the sunroom to create an Arizona Room, including with its own air conditioning wall unit, that has also doubled as an office space for the current owner. This home is within convenient walking distance to all that the Downtown Gilbert area offers for recreation and dining. It's even close walking distance to the local elementary school and Freestone Park! Don't miss visiting this rare find!

Listed with EagleRock Realty


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$695,000 :: 524 W AVIARY Way S, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,888 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 07/03/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6428291
Community: NEELY RANCH
Tract: NEELY RANCH
Status: Active


House - 2,888 sq ft per assessor & another 525 sq ft approx. (15 ft x 35 ft) Arizona room thus offers Living room, formal dining room, family room, kitchen, Office & 1/2 bathroom plus Covered & Enclosed patio (Arizona Room) for pool table/ children play area. Master bedroom w/ attached bathroom & walk-in closet plus loft area, 3 bedrooms (2 w/ walk-in closet) & a bathroom upstairs. 8 Fans in house. Large backyard has room for pool & gardening. Riparian Preserve on north side offers very open feeling. Wonderful walking paths, plenty of greenery. Minutes away from Downtown Gilbert w/ lots of restaurants. Security door in front. RV gate. Nest Thermostats, Washer/dryer/refrigerator included. Storage shed in back yard. Sold in ''As-is'' condition with ''NO REPAIRS''. No sign on property.

Listed with Taj Mahal Realty


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$698,900 :: 1544 E TIERRA Court, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,512 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 06/30/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6426531
Community: ESTATES AT THE SPECTRUM
Tract: ESTATES AT THE SPECTRUM
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/4/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


Want a 3% financing to buy this home? Ask Listing Agent. Rare Large lot in Cul De Sac with room to expand home or add pool. No neighbors behind you with mature landscaping. Firepit, extended side yard garden and patios; Spectrum Estates has about 20' space between neighbors which is rare with new build. 5th bedroom has private 8' French doors and courtyard and can be used as a family room or private office with separate entrance. Kitchen boasts extended granite island and white quartz back counters and new gourmet gas range. Huge master with large closet; Master bath with separate garden tub and his/hers sinks. Convenient location off Val Vista corridor near Mercy Gilbert, San Tan Freeway and San Tan Shopping. Sought after schools. Owner Agent

Listed with Evolve Realty, LLC


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$599,972 :: 3590 E PINOT NOIR Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,750 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 07/04/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6428441
Community: SEVILLE PARCEL 22
Tract: SEVILLE PARCEL 22
Status: Active


72 Hr Home Sale... Seller to review offers 7/11/22. Retired couple eager to sell so they can join their kids and grandkids in Europe. The home has a one-of-a-kind beautiful view of the San Tan Mountains right out of the front door. The Seville golf community offers amazing amenities that you won't find in any other neighborhood. This home has an amazing backyard and a perfect layout for entertaining. Don't miss this opportunity!

Listed with Hague Partners


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$750,000 :: 1294 S SILVERADO Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,562 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 07/04/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6428488
Community: SETTLER'S MEADOW
Tract: SETTLER'S MEADOW
Status: Active


Nicest Home in the Neighborhood! Completely remodeled home in Gilbert. Walk to schools, parks, restaurants & shopping. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 car garage with brand new garage doors and smart operators, plus side door access to backyard. Owner's suite upstairs with 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom downstairs with WIC. The home was completely remodeled in 2019, including interior and exterior paint and new front door. The kitchen boasts all SS appliance including a wine fridge and a beverage fridge/ice-maker with soft close cabinets and quartz countertops, plus a new added wet bar or prep kitchen. Wood look tile throughout the main floor and in the owner's bath. Tile baseboards downstairs, all new plumbing and lighting fixtures, and door hardware throughout. Owner/Agent..

Listed with NextHome Source


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$470,000 :: 1498 E HOPKINS Road, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,735 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,485 sq ft
Added: 06/19/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6420025
Community: SPECTRUM AT VAL VISTA PARCEL 15
Tract: SPECTRUM AT VAL VISTA PARCEL 15
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/4/2022 by 1%
Status: Active


Come check out this spacious 3BD+loft home with 2 full baths upstairs and half bath downstairs. Open living room when you enter the front door, eat-in kitchen with pantry. Sliding patio door from kitchen to low maintenance backyard. HVAC and water heater replaced in 2019. Nestled inside Spectrum at Val Vista, this home is minutes away from an elementary school, tons of shopping, restaurants and Loop 202. The community features a pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts and children's playground. HOA maintains front landscaping, roof repairs and exterior painting of homes. Community often holds friendly community events.

Listed with Get Multifamily


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$1,150,000 :: 760 N Ithica Street, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,418 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,148 sq ft
Added: 05/01/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6382003
Community: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY TRACT J
Tract: EL DORADO LAKES GOLF COMMUNITY TRACT J
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/4/2022 by 2%
Status: Active


Great Opportunity to own a awesome home in a phenomenal neighborhood! Excellent Location! Close to all! Backs to Golf Course! 5 huge bedrooms with one downstairs with its own private bath! Bonus with a 4th car garage or open room to the house and add to house square footage! Fireplace in Master and Family room, Balcony off masterbedroom in addition to front bedroom balcony! Walkin closets throughout!

Listed with Crossroads Brokerage


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$629,000 :: 964 S CANAL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,291 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
Added: 07/04/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6425597
Community: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Tract: COTTONWOODS CROSSING UNIT 1
Status: Active


*72 Hour Home Sale... Reviewing Offers by July 10th*

Listed with Hague Partners


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$720,000 :: 3612 E APPLEBY Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.53 baths
Home size: 2,488 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 06/25/22, Last Updated: 07/04/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6406660
Community: BRIDGES
Tract: BRIDGES
Status: Active


Located at The Bridges in Gilbert this MUST SEE amazing 2488 sqft single-level home offers 4 beds PLUS bonus room, 3 baths, a 2 car garage w/paver driveway, and a lovely easy-care landscape. Discover a desirable great room w/multi-sliding doors to the back! You'll love the wood-look tile floors w/carpet in bedrooms, elegant lighting fixtures, designer paint, and tons of natural light. Open-concept kitchen boasts SS appliances, granite counters, staggered cabinets, a walk-in pantry, tile backsplash, and a large island w/breakfast bar. Main bedroom has patio access, walk-in closet, and a lavish ensuite w/dual sinks. Bonus room is fit for an office. Enjoy the fantastic backyard with a paver-covered patio, synthetic lawn, additional paver patio, and a view fence overlooking a common area!

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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