The ability of this air conditioner to maintain the desired inside temperature depends on the heat gain of the RV. Some preventive measures taken by the occupants of the RV can reduce the heat gain and improve the performance of the air conditioner. During extremely high outdoor temperatures, the heat gain of the vehicle may be reduced by:
- Parking the RV in a shaded area.
- Using window shades (blinds and/or curtains).
- Keeping windows and doors shut or minimizing usage.
- Avoiding the use of heat-producing appliances.
Operation on High Fan/Cooling mode will give optimum or maximum efficiency in high humidity or high outside temperatures. Starting the air conditioner early in the morning and giving it a “head start” on the expected high outdoor ambient will greatly improve its ability to maintain the desired indoor temperature. For a more permanent solution to high heat gain, accessories like Dometic outdoor patio and window awnings will reduce heat gain by removing direct sunlight. They also add a nice area to enjoy company during the cool of the evening.
Applicable to models: 457915.70X, 640312.80X, 457915.71X, 640312.83X, B57915.71X, 640312C35X, 459516.70X, 640312C85X, 459516.71X, 640315.80X, B59516.71X, 640315.83X, 540315.70X, 640315.84X, 540315.71X, 640315C35X, 540316.70X, 640315C85X, 540316.71X