Want your RV air conditioners to last longer and work more efficiently? Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent having to fork out over $1,000 for a replacement.
Some RV air conditioner systems have a valve that allows the unit to also act as a heater. During colder months RVers tend to use these types of AC units just as much as they would during the summer.
If you’ve never performed air conditioner maintenance or if you haven’t done it for a while you may want to considering doing so when weather permits.Cleaning your air conditioner is straight forward. First remove the cover retaining screws. Pull the cover off and remove any large pieces of debris like twigs or leaves and then blow out the heat exchanger fins with compressed air.Clean the inside cover with a mild detergent and replace it.
Wasps like building nests under air conditioner covers and their nesting material can plug up the unit.Inside your coach be sure to remove and clean the vent cover and filter. I recommend doing this once a month during heavy usage.Using a vacuum with a brush attachment or a soft brush clean the louvers inside the unit. Do this at least once a year.This is a photo of a unit that had to be replaced because it was not properly maintained. A dirty heat exchanger causes the compressor to work harder and longer and significantly shortens its life span of the unit.
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