The roof-mounted air conditioning unit on your RV operates similarly to your home’s A/C. It’s important to understand how your air conditioning unit operates in order to help it run most efficiently. And it’s equally important to recognize that your A/C is not magic; it doesn’t produce cold air, it simply cycles old air over and over, cooling it little by little. So don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel the breeze! With that basic idea in mind, RV repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you some of the essentials you’ll need to conduct proper RV air conditioning maintenance so you can keep your A/C in optimal working order.
Step by step RV air conditioning maintenance
Although there aren’t too many ways for your RV’s air conditioning unit to malfunction or break, there are small ways that your A/C can become less efficient. An inability to properly cool can leave you frustrated and hot under the collar when you return from a long day trip and just want to chill out. Dave’s here with the crucial tips and tricks you can use to guarantee you have that ability.
First of all, Dave emphasizes that you should keep in mind that most A/C models are only capable of reducing the interior temperature of your RV by about 16 degrees. So if you’re parked out in Death Valley in the baking sun and you’re hoping to come home to an ice box, you’ll need to lower your expectations!
Now that you have that fact as your foundation, Dave walks you through the guts of the typical A/C unit. As he goes, he discusses how each component works and explains what sorts of RV air conditioning maintenance you might need to utilize to get the most out of your unit. With a bit of know-how and some regularly scheduled inspections, you can ensure that your A/C goes the distance. Follow along as Dave gives you the information you need, and feel free to leave us a message if you have any questions. Keep it cool out there!