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Maintaining Your RV AC unit

RV air conditioners are similar to split system air conditioners with the condenser and compressor units set up outside on the roof, and the air-cooling system set up inside on the ceiling. One cooling unit is enough for an entire office space, however, if the area is over 35 feet in length, you might need 2 units. With the summer season around the corner, here are some ideas to keep the RV in excellent operating condition.

The filter should be replaced or washed at least once a month. Non reusable filters need to be changed once a month when the RV air conditioner is in use, and the recyclable filters need to be washed with water and left to drip dry prior to reinstallation. You must stay clear of having congested filters, as they would result in less efficiency, higher running costs, and possible issues with other components of the system, such as the evaporator coil. A damp cloth with a little detergent ought to be used to cleanse the whole unit to remove dirt and dust.

The RV air conditioner's efficiency might be seriously impaired if the evaporator coil is not kept clean and free of damages. Considering that this coil is located on the back of the rooftop, it is most vulnerable to damage caused by trees, leaves, and other environmental dangers. Moreover, the cold refrigerant is distributed in these coils. It is, for that reason, necessary to wash these coils with a soft bristled brush to remove built up dirt. It would be an excellent idea to provide shields for the fins and coils.

As a lot of condensation may happen due to the external location of the RV air conditioners, the gasket seal in between the ceiling and the bottom of the unit should be examined regularly. The drainage holes in the condensate pan need to be cleared of debris, such as leaves to stay clear of leakage of the condensate into the RV, and clogs must be eliminated at the earliest.

Before going on a summer trip, you ought to start your RV air conditioner and see to it that all systems like the fan and temperature level controls work correctly. The power source should be sufficient for running an RV air conditioner. A 15-amp extension cord to the RV air conditioner may not be sufficient to supply the power required to run this unit. You must check the power requirement, especially the amperage, and then make appropriate arrangements to install appropriate switches and circuit breakers. Insufficient power can bring about significant damage to motors, compressors, and other components.Phoenix AZ Air Conditioning Service\nGo to the website

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