25 Apr

4 Types of Air Conditioning Systems For Mobile Homes

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Summer is fast approaching, and you may be thinking about how to stay cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Often, we hear that owners or residents of mobile homes think that air conditioning won’t work for them.

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We’re happy to report that it is not true. In fact, there are a few different ways you can enjoy icy-cold air inside your mobile home when the temperature starts to rise.

Window AC unit

Let’s start with the least desirable option. Yes, a window air conditioning can be used in a mobile home. But in most cases, it’s not the best option. The units are loud, can only cool a limited area, and are not very energy efficient. To cool multiple rooms, you may need multiple units, which could add up on costs.

Central air conditioning

If you have a forced-air furnace for heating, in most cases you can add a central air conditioning unit. This unit captures the heat inside the home and transports it to an outdoor unit where the heat is released. Cooled air is then circulated around the home using your existing ducts. Central ACs are popular and usually cost-efficient solutions.

Ductless mini-split unit

If you don’t have ductwork already installed in your mobile home, a mini-split unit may be a better way to go. These systems are mounted on the wall with a small unit outside, which is directly connected to an inside unit. What’s great about these units is they’re compact, easy to install, and give you more flexibility when cooling your mobile home.

Packaged air condition system

Last but certainly not least, packaged air conditioning is a popular choice for cooling mobile homes. With this all-in-one system, the compressor, coils, and air handler are combined in a single unit that is installed outside. Since there’s no indoor unit, it takes up less interior space. Depending on the layout of your home, a packaged AC system may require ducts to be installed.

Air conditioning installation in Fredericksburg

What’s the best air conditioning option for your mobile home? That answer depends on the size and layout of your home, your budget, and other factors. To make the most out of your investment, call the experienced team at Robert B. Payne, Inc. One of our technicians can explain your options and give you a free estimate. To schedule an appointment before summer heat wave, contact us or call at (540) 373-5876.