Maintenance of RV Air Conditioners

By: rsbombard
You invest a significant sum of money on air conditioners and you would want them to work in the best of conditions all through the year. But whichever brand you choose, for peak level output, you have to maintain your unit. The maintenance issue is more critical specially for RV air conditioners. This is so because they come with numerous parts which include motors, compressors and other components. If you are not too careful about maintaining them properly, you can run into some serious repairs which would cost you a fortune.

The RV air conditioners are pretty similar to split air system only difference being that they are mounted on the ceiling instead of the walls. So the condenser and the compressor units are installed on the roof while the air-cooling unit is installed inside in the ceiling. Generally, used for office spaces one unit would be enough for a floor length of 35 feet. If you are in a particularly big office you may need more depending on the exact size of the office room.

Following are just a few tips on how to keep your RV air condition in its prime working condition.

While some models come with disposable filters some other RV air conditioners come with reusable filters. Whichever kind of filter your air conditioner uses, make sure you either replace them or wash them once every month. If you are using one with washable filter, you must allow the water to drip off and the filter be completely dry before you install it back again into the air conditioner. Make sure that your filters are never clogged or else not only would the efficiency of your purifier fall, it would also mean that you will end up with higher running costs and there is also the threat of other parts, like the evaporator coil, within your air conditioner being affected. While washing the filter do refer to the instructions in the manual. Generally you use a damp cloth with a little detergent to do your cleaning.

Much of the efficiency of an air conditioner could be seriously affected if the evaporator coil is not taken proper care of. Since it is in the roof it can be damaged by leaves, trees and other external objects. Also the refrigerant circulates in the evaporator coil. So one must clean the coils with a soft brush to do away with the accumulated dirt. You can also build a shelter over the coils.
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