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How to Choose the Right Aircon for Your RV

Whether you are purchasing a used RV and want to renovate it, or already have an RV that requires some maintenance, there are a lot of options to consider when it comes to implementing the correct changes to your RV. 

As many people do the majority of their camping in the summer, air conditioners are a great place to start, but it is important to make the choices and changes that will increase your comfort and enjoyability of your RV, and not leave you regretting your purchase.

If your air conditioner is on the fritz, and find its time to replace it, never fear, there are some easy steps you can follow to ensure that you are choosing the correct one. You may be doing a full renovation, or simply want to look into new air conditioners for your RV, because it is no longer working appropriately. No matter the case, with these tips you are sure to find what you are looking for. Larger purchases like these can be daunting, but with a bit of research, you are sure to find an Air Conditioner unit that will serve you well.

Size Matters

The size of the air conditioning unit will depend on the size of your R. If you are trying to keep your RV’s weight down, or looking to make it less bulky and easier to access certain areas, then a smaller, low profile air conditioner unit is for you.

If you have a larger RV and are already used to the capacity and size of your current unit, then you can look for one that is of similar size, without having to worry about weight or profile. However, you want to steer clear of purchasing a unit that is larger than the one you’re replacing, as this will change your overall RV weight and shape, leading to possible accidents and damage.

Don’t overload your RV with the largest air conditioner possible, ensure that you are purchasing a unit that fits and flows with the overall body shape and size you currently have.

Power Usage and Requirements

When considering larger appliances such as air conditioners for RVs, it is of the utmost importance to make sure your RV power supply will adequately run your air conditioner. These units generally use a lot of power, and you want to make sure you are not buying one that is too large for your system, leading to power surges or unexpected losses in power due to running the aircon.

If you will be camping without power, and relying directly on your battery, ensuring your air conditioner will not drain your system rapidly is a big concern. If your RV is larger, and you want to run the air conditioner continuously, to rapidly cool your space, you will want a more powerful air conditioner, but this will also come with a higher price tag. If your RV is smaller, and you won’t be running the air conditioner much, you can look at reducing the price of your purchase by purchasing a smaller and less powerful air conditioner.

All in all, the power supply, and power capabilities of the air conditioner will differ, depending on the way you will be camping and utilizing the air conditioning system. 

Differing Options for Differing Seasonal Usage

While most people enjoy their RVs and camping mainly in the summer, many people utilize it year-round. If you are planning on camping in the winter, you can always consider a dual usage air conditioning system, that heats and cools, depending on your temperature selection.

These systems will be a bit more costly, as they are dual-use and have a bit more going for them, but they will also reduce the gas you use, and can replace an ineffective or faulty propane heater as most RVs have.

If you are having issues with both the heating and cooling systems in your RV, it can be a good idea to consider these heating and cooling systems as they will be more efficient and allow you to maintain your preferred temperature year-round. A great investment if you plan on off-season camping.

No matter what you are looking for in an air conditioner for your RV, you will be sure to find it with the right information. Start by checking the size and power requirements and capabilities of your RV power system and take it from there. With many options available to you, replacing your RVs air conditioning unit doesn’t have to be difficult, and can greatly enhance your enjoyment of your RV and camping experiences.