Air Conditioners – What Fits Best for your RV
Your comfort in your RV is a key priority, so be as comfortable as possible on even the hottest of days with one of our air conditioners. We have plenty of options available such as non-ducted ceiling assemblies, Coleman MACHs, Coleman Roughnecks and the Coleman park model as well as all the parts and accessories for your system.
Being on the road under blue skies on a sunny day seemed like the dream of every RV owner. However, when the sun has other ideas like piling on more heat on everything else, your dreams might turn sticky with sweat and humidity inside your RV, and you’d wish for air conditioners.
A good RV conditioner needs to have all the necessary qualities that will make you happy. At the same time, you need to be satisfied on how it works, how it looks, how it sounds, how it weighs, how much fuel it spends, and how much it costs.
In short, your ideal RV air conditioner should consume as little power as possible, cools quickly, takes up very little space and runs quietly. It’s a long list but there is an air conditioner that’s just right for you.
Size and features
Your air conditioner should fit the size of your vehicle. A big motor home would certainly need a more powerful air conditioner. (Some are smaller units coordinated with each other.) Any mismatched sizes have so many disadvantages.
If your RV is dark colored and has big panoramic windows, chances are it will heat up faster than those smaller in size or are lighter in color.
If you are using your RV the whole year, you won’t only have an air conditioner to keep you cool in your vehicle, you can also heat it up. A compressor air conditioner can also be used as a heater with heat pump. They can keep you warm inside in colder days (inter-seasonal periods).
Compressor air conditioners
The type of your air conditioner will also depend on your needs. The compressor type works like a refrigerator with a refrigerant that circulates in an enclosed system. The compressor liquefies the gaseous refrigerant and sends it to the evaporator.
The liquid absorbs all the heat from everywhere and cools down the room. Moisture is also absorbed from the air.
Evaporative air conditioners
Evaporative air conditioners use water as a refrigerant where the air is sucked from outside and passes over a surface that’s moist. The water evaporates and removes the heat from the air. It cannot dehumidify the air though, and is best for dry regions and moderate temperatures.
Roof-mounted air conditioning units
Roof-mounted air conditioners are quickly installed and saves space. It is easy to retro-fit, and the storage space is also very minimal.
The other advantages include the ability to cool directly via the inside air distributor. The outlets can be adjusted individually and evenly and they all take up so little space inside.
Storage box air conditioners can be installed in the storage space of your RV, with the cool air directed upward through the ducts. The other advantages are the fact that it cools quickly, with flexible air distribution, and shifts the vehicles gravity downward.
Through comparison with other air conditioners, the final deciding points for what’s best for your RV will be energy consumption, weight and noise level.