To Window AC or Not?

by Kay
(Hampstead, North Carolina)

Question:


(For a camper that does not go on the road)

I live in my travel trailer year-round and I am wondering if it would be more energy efficient to put in a window air conditioner.

I live on the coast of North Carolina. Any recommendations for this, and for heating in the winter?

Robbie: Your roof air conditioner averages an 11 amp draw. Call the place where you would potentially go to buy your window unit and see if the amp draw on a window unit is less. Less amps mean more energy efficient.

Also consider your roof unit puts out about 13500 BTU. Compare this to the window unit. The higher the BTU the better it can cool your RV.

If the window unit draws less amps and has less BTU's it wouldn't necessary be cooling more efficiently, just more slowly.

Hope this helps,
Robbie

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