RV Roof Air Conditioners
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What kind of yearly maintenance should I do on RV roof air conditioners?
To keep RV roof air conditioners in top form, you should perform some maintenance every year before you use your RV again.
- Filters. Change the filters for new ones. If they're not that dirty, you can wash them and use them again, but your best bet is a new filter every season.
- Condenser fins. Look for crushed condenser fins and carefully straighten them out. Gently clean out any bugs, leaves, or other debris in the condenser fins. Consider putting a grill on your air conditioner to avoid these problems.
- Shroud. Inspect the shroud and the mount. If the shroud is damaged in any way, replace it or it could come loose and fall off the roof of your RV.
- Test. Test the air conditioner before you leave home to make sure all the fans and parts are working correctly.
RV roof air conditioners need to be maintained correctly to ensure years of service, so a few minutes of inspection and maintenance each year is a small price to pay for cool comfort all season long.