As we sit in the Sarasota Florida winter without our air conditioning on at this time of year it is easy to just open the windows and let the warm winter breeze run throughout our homes.
Since mobile homes are smaller than traditional on-site fixed houses, conventional home AC systems are not suitable for them. Mobile homes AC experts suggest the following types of AC units for mobile homes.
Packaged HVAC System. The most common air conditioning system used by mobile homes. This system provides both cooling and heating options.
Central Air Conditioning Split System (or just Split Type). This set-up consists of two parts – an outdoor fan that releases the heat and an indoor fan that releases the cool air inside.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning System. This type of unit is similar but smaller and more efficient than the central air split system because it is small, it is highly used by many mobile homes.
As enjoyable as this is one needs to think that in a few months the air conditioning will be turned back on as we all get ready for the hot summer months that are ahead of us.
With that understood, it is important to realize that proper maintenance will help prolong the usage of your central air conditioning system in any Sarasota Florida mobile home.
Central air conditioners are one of the most expensive repairs within a mobile home if they need to be totally replaced and knowing how and when to service them will help save you, the mobile home owner, thousands of dollars!
- Proper Professional Service:
There are a number of reputable air conditioning service companies in and around the Sarasota Florida area that can help you service the unit on a regular basis. It is always a good idea to get your unit serviced twice per year in order to make sure the unit is working and running as efficiently as possible. Many of these companies will offer a yearly discount service if you sign up with them to have two services done per year which can help save you additional money on your bi-annual services.
2. Rid The Unit Of Excess Debris:
Anytime a storm comes through that blows up debris from the yard and other areas of the park make sure you take a quick look at your air conditioning unit to see if there has been any additional debris that has gotten caught into your unit. Unscrewing the top of the unit and manually pulling these items out of your unit will help in the running of your air conditioning system.
3. Replace Your Filters:
This is one of the most inexpensive parts of owning a central air conditioning system but one of the most imperative when looking at having a properly operating unit. Air filters come in a variety of sizes and the technician who is working on your unit during your bi-annual services will be able to provide you with the correct size, shape, and brand that your unit uses. Each unit will specify when and how often you are to change these filters but keeping a few extra on hand within your home will make this job easier for all involved.
Having a mobile home in the Sarasota Florida area with central air is great for resale. The key here is to have a functional unit that is in good working order as that will bring additional value to you when looking to sell your home.
Aside from the above three most important things to do, the following can save you a lot of time and money if you observe and follow regularly.
Always keep an eye on the outdoor AC unit – most mobile home AC units are located outside and are exposed to different weather conditions, weeds, and other things like debris, water, etc. The outside unit must also be exposed to clean air and there should be no barrier that can result in overheating. Air should be able to pass through easily.
Maintain temperature – frequent changing of temperature is not good for the thermostat. Set the temperature to your ideal settings and let it stay there without adjusting up or down from time to time.
Maintain coolant levels – all AC systems would not work if the coolant level is low. If the AC is running with low coolant, this can destroy many AC components.
There are other simple things to do to take care of your mobile home’s central air conditioning system and one of these is cleaning. Although filters must be regularly checked, cleaned, and/or replaced, cleaning the outside structure of the AC system is also vital in prolonging its life.
Dust accumulating on top of your AC unit outside could be a major issue if left uncleaned for a longer period of time.
Following the basic maintenance steps listed above very well may help prolong your unit for several additional years saving you thousands of dollars in the long run!
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