What is an air conditioner for a mobile home called?
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Most mobile home air conditioners are different than the “split system” air conditioners installed in site-built homes. A split system is divided into two parts: an outdoor unit (the condenser) and an indoor unit (the air handler), with refrigerant lines running between them.
But almost all manufactured home air conditioners combine both parts into one big box, called a “package unit,” which is located next to the skirting, with two large ducts side-by-side running into the crawl space. One duct brings the air to the unit, and the second one returns the heated or cooled air back into the home to be distributed through the supply ducts to each room.
Although most mobile homes have a package unit like the one shown in the picture above, some have a split system; and, conversely, some site-built homes—especially older homes that are retrofitted for air conditioning—will have a package unit system.
Also, see our blog post What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?
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