Texas heat is here and as we get nearer to the hottest months of the year, you’ll want a functional RV AC to make sure you stay comfortable. Thanks to the nearly ever present heat here in north Texas, the AC units in our vehicles and homes have to work in overdrive just to keep us comfortable. AC units are meant to last several years, but thanks to the heat waves that are all too common in Texas, it’s not uncommon for RV AC replacement to take place every few years.
To help combat the frequency of a necessary RV AC replacement, here are 5 tips to prolong the life of your RV AC:
- Keep filters clean
- Park in the shade
- Use portable fans
- Close off unused space
- Open awning for shade
Clean Filters Regularly
In seasons of heavy travel, and especially during the summer when you run your AC the most, it’s important to clean your AC filters thoroughly and often. Doing so will not only help them to function well, but will help conserve energy and the life of the AC unit. By keeping the filters clean, you’ll help your AC run more smoothly with less effort.
To clean the filters, remove them from the unit and rinse in lukewarm water to rid any dust, dirt and debris. Allow the filters to dry completely before replacing them in the AC unit.
Park In The Shade
What seems like such a simple solution is actually one of the easiest ways to keep your RV cool and prolong your RV AC’s life. Parking in the shade allows cool air to naturally make its way into your rig, lowering the need for your AC to run and providing shade for your crew at the same time. When you’re ready to end your day of travel, look for a spot filled with shade that will help cool your RV down, taking stress off of your RV AC unit.