RV air conditioning: discover some basic tips that can keep your RV air conditioning unit in top shape.
Any experienced RVer knows that maintaining your air conditioning unit – and keeping your cooling costs in check – can be a challenge. That’s especially true if you live or travel frequently to areas of the country that experience long stretches of hot or humid weather.
So, your friends at Explorer RV Insurance put together some information to help you.
A dozen RV air conditioning tips for better efficiency and performance.
- Follow the maintenance schedule outlined in your owner’s manual. That includes cleaning the coils. Simply performing preventative maintenance goes a long way to improving your air conditioner’s performance, and reducing the number of repairs required.
- Call a licensed HVAC repair technician if you’re unable to conduct your own maintenance checks. And, if your unit isn’t working properly, it’s better to pay a professional to look it over than possibly damaging the unit by trying to fix it yourself.
- When possible, park your RV in shaded areas. This can make a surprising difference in AC performance and lower energy usage.
- Install insulation around your windows to better keep out the heat and humidity.
- Use shades or curtains to block out the mid-day heat.
- Clean your air filters regularly. This allows for better air flow and enables your unit to operate more efficiently.
- Block off unused portions of your RV so you’re not wasting cool air on these areas.
- Direct your vents so cool air isn’t aimed at your thermostat. Having cool air blown on your thermostat makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to evenly cool your RV.
- Shield your thermostat from heat sources, too, such as the oven, refrigerator, sun or even a nearby lamp.
- Cook outside as much as possible to avoid heat from your cooking appliances. Or prepare your main meal in the morning to avoid the peak heat of the day.
- Consider buying a water mister if you live in or travel to areas that aren’t humid. Attach it to your awning, and then use the mister to keep your RV a bit cooler.
- Take advantage of air-conditioned locations around you – like libraries, malls, gyms, movie theaters and museums. Maybe even eat out a bit more, too. Before you leave your RV, though, make sure to raise the thermostat setting.
And here’s one insurance tip: Consider full time RV insurance.
Full time RV insurance won’t make you feel cooler or make your air conditioner perform better. But, it can protect your recreational vehicle investment – and give you some added peace of mind.
Our full time RV insurance policies offer broad protection that closes potentially dangerous gaps left by other types of RV coverages. It can include coverages such as secured storage personal effects, scheduled valuable personal property and medical payments. Plus, you’ll have access to liability coverages with high dollar limits.
Is full time RV insurance a good fit you? Find out by speaking to a licensed agent at Explorer RV Insurance today at 1-888-329-1832. And stay cool in your RV!