Your RV or camper air conditioner vents and filters require monthly maintenance and cleaning to keep the system operating efficiently. No matter how big or small, whether you have a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer, this must-do chore will help keep you from calling an RV tech or shorten the life of your air conditioner. So, we’ve put together a great cleaning and maintenance how-to tutorial.
Before cleaning or removing parts from your air conditioner components, we recommend you read all component manufacturer’s instructions.
Removing the Air Conditioner Vent Filters
You’ll want to pick a day when you don’t need to use your air conditioner because for this RV maintenance project, you’ll need to shut it down during the duration. This job will take less than thirty minutes or so.
We simply unscrew and remove the vent covers and filters from the ceiling without shaking the dust out.
As you can see by the air conditioner vent filters below, this is precisely the reason we recommend doing monthly maintenance. And, if you use your air conditioner on a daily basis or heavier usage, we suggest cleaning more often.
Shake out your RV’s air conditioner filters
Wash your RV’s air conditioner filters
Then remove the vent covers, rinse and blot dry. We set all the clean components aside to dry thoroughly.
While the filters and vent covers are drying, we move onto inspecting the vents and cleaning them out if needed. We’ve found by using a long handled soft duster wand works great carefully dusting out the vents.
After, while you’re on the ladder or step stool, it’s a good time to clean the ceiling fan. After a good dusting, wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth. If you use your ceiling fan on a daily schedule, you may want to clean your ceiling fan weekly.
Once everything is clean and dry, simply reinstall all vent filters and covers. Then you’re good to go to turn your RV’s air conditioner back on. And, voila!
Maintenance Tip: If you have pets, cook indoors often or smoke, we highly recommend conducting maintenance and cleaning more often. Your RV air conditioner will operate more efficiently and your health will thank you for it.
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RV Air Conditioner Inspection and Maintenance
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