4 Tips to Keep Your RV Cool


The first thing you should do is make sure the RV air conditioner is operating properly. Lots of folks don’t know this, but an air conditioner that is working efficiently will condition the air 16 to 22 degrees lower than the ambient temperature. This simply means if it is 90 degrees in the RV, a properly operating air conditioner will cool the interior space somewhere between 68 to 74 degrees.

The next step to staying cool is inspecting and cleaning the air conditioner filters. Clean filters will improve the efficiency considerably. There are a couple options for cleaning the filters. You can wash them in warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and let them dry, or you can clean them using a vacuum
cleaner attachment. It’s a good idea to keep a new set of filters in the RV in the event the old filters have seen better days.

After you get set-up and settled in, use our patio awning and window awning to provide additional shade and assist in keeping the RV cool. Closing window blinds or day/night shades help keep the cooler air in and the heat out.

Your RV refrigerator is directly affected by outside temperatures. Parking in the shade will help the refrigerator work more efficiently. Another thing that helps is a thermostatically controlled refrigerator vent fan. These fans dissipate heat from behind the refrigerator moving it up and out of the vent. If you are mechanically inclined, refrigerator vent fans are fairly easy to install, or you can have your local RV dealer install one for you. Either way it’s worth it! A properly installed vent fan can improve the refrigerator’s performance by up to 40 percent.

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