The 5 Most Important Tips for Keeping Up with Your HVAC Unit in a Mobile Home

If you live in a mobile home, you probably know it can’t really become mobile unless it’s taken apart. As you might guess, this means the HVAC system for a mobile home is generally built differently than that for a traditional home. Quite often, the way a technician will go about repairs on a mobile home’s unit is different too.

Here are some tips for keeping up your mobile home HVAC unit:

  • Check ductwork for leaks. The air conditioner and furnace are usually installed when the mobile home is being assembled. Ductwork may already have been installed when the home was being built in a factory, or you may not have ductwork at all. If you do, have it inspected regularly for cracks and gaps.
  • Schedule air conditioner and furnace inspection yearly. Forced air furnaces are the norm in mobile homes. Furnaces usually fit in a small, enclosed cabinet with a vented door. They may need to be taken apart to reach the thermocouple or ignition.
  • Have crossover ducts inspected. Your mobile home may have crossover ducts under the home to transfer warm and cool air to even out the temperature in the house. The ducts may be subject to water or rodent damage, so they should be checked and repaired as needed.
  • Change the air filter. If you can reach the filter in your HVAC system, make sure it is changed regularly to ensure good airflow.
  • Schedule maintenance on your ductless mini split. A ductless mini split is a kind of heat pump, and as the name suggests, it doesn’t require ducts. One mini split might be sufficient to heat and cool a mobile home, with the help of four strategically placed air handlers. Mini splits need to be serviced regularly, just like any other equipment. The filters are located in the air handlers and are often reusable after they are cleaned.

Always look for a contractor who has experience with mobile home HVAC units.

To learn more about mobile home HVAC units, contact NisAir Air Conditioning of Martin, Palm Beach, and Indian River counties.

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