RV Rooftop AC Maintenance
With warmer temperatures and humidity rising right around road trip season, your RV air conditioning units become a crucial part of your RV’s preventative maintenance and your vacation. Avoid sweating out your next summer road trip by properly maintaining your RV’s rooftop AC units.
Avoiding Costly RV AC Repair
The best way to prevent repairs or replacements is to take care of your RV’s AC units with regular maintenance. At Lazydays, we make air conditioner service easy, helping you keep within your RV’s warranty requirements and ensuring ice cold air is at your fingertips when you need it most.
While your rooftop AC system is likely out of sight, this doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. Just like your home’s air conditioning, your RV’s system pulls air through coils and filters to cool, clean and dry it out before pumping it into your space. Unlike your typical home system, though, your rooftop unit is attached to the top of your RV. It’s more likely to pick up leaves, twigs, and other debris while you’re traveling, and it pulls power from your RV’s batteries, motor, or generator to work. Cleaning and electrical checks should be performed to keep it running well.
Maintenance Steps and How Often to Do ItRooftop AC maintenance includes several steps, some of which are best undertaken by an expert RV technician:
- Inspect the AC unit for debris and damage
- Wash inner coils, including the condenser and evaporator
- Clean drains
- Replace gaskets and filters
- Perform amp-draw tests
These steps are all key to keeping your family cool through the hot season as well as ensuring the longevity of your AC system.
The recommended interval for AC service is at least once every twelve months. By scheduling annual service, you’ll avoid costly rooftop AC replacements and repair, keep your AC unit under warranty and enjoy consistently cool, crisp air on your road trips!