1. Your Air Conditioner is designed for a 20 degree temperature drop. If it is 100 degrees outside, the best your air conditioner can do is 80 F degree in the best of circumstances.
2. Clean your air filters weekly, or sooner if needed.
3. Annually perform the needed preventive maintenance, clean the coils under the outside cover and other items listed in your owner’s manual.
4. Pull down your shades, and add insulation to your windows when necessary.
5. Park in the shade – but examine the trees and structures for possible wind damage before doing so.
6. A water mister may be attached to your awning, or awning rail in low humidity climates to help keep your RV cool. A timer could be added, maybe 9am to 7pm to save water. Use a water filter if the water is hard.
7. Go on a day trip, to the mall, the movies or to the swimming pool on a HOT day.
8. Monitor your AC voltage, the minimum is 107 volts, the maximum is 130 volts.
9. Close or block off living areas not needed. Retract slides to minimize the space needed to air condition.
10. Pay close attention to your pets. Do they have water at all times, and can they retreat to the cooler floor areas?
11. Avoid the steam and warmth of cooking inside on a hot day. Cook outdoors or in the earliest and latest part of the day.
12. Dress in light colored clothing; sit under the shade and enjoy your new location.
Fred Brandeberry, President