There is a variety of air conditioners that will work well in mobile homes, but window, portable and ductless mini-split units are among the best options.
There are many factors to consider when you are choosing the perfect air conditioner for your mobile home.
Even though packaged systems are quite popular, window air conditioners, portable air conditioners and ductless mini-split systems can be much easier to install, and they offer consumers many of the same benefits.
Choosing the right air conditioner for your mobile home
Purchasing an air conditioner is always a big decision. But when it comes to finding the right air conditioner for a mobile home, which is often much smaller, and much less insulated than a traditional home, this process can become even more overwhelming.
You have to consider all of the usual parameters like the square footage of your space, your budget, the number of rooms that need to be cooled and the number of heat-generating appliances.
You also need to take into account that your floor space and ability to install complicated systems may be more limited.
Air conditioner options for a mobile home
If you have ever found yourself sweating out extreme temperatures in those hotter summer months in your mobile home, you may have wondered whether you would be able to install an air conditioner to help cool the space down a bit.
The good news is that modern air conditioners come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and capacities, which means that there are certainly more than enough air conditioners for you to choose from.
Since the floor space in mobile homes is usually very limited, many people choose to install what is referred to as a packaged air conditioner system.
In this type of system, all of the coils, the compressor and the air handler components are housed within a single box (which really helps maximize floor space). Some packaged systems even allow you to heat your mobile home in winter.
This may seem like the perfect solution on paper, but these systems often require the installation of ductwork and since these kinds of renovations are not always possible in all mobile homes, there are a few options that may work even better.
This includes portable and window air conditioners, which are much easier to install, and even mini-split units, which are often the best option when it comes to maximizing efficiency and ease of installation, even if they will take up more space than a packaged air conditioning system.
Window air conditioners
Window air conditioners are a great option for mobile homes because they are relatively easy to install and they are usually much cheaper than other types of air conditioners.
Window air conditioners come in a variety of brands and sizes, but the Midea MAW08V1QWT window air conditioner has a range of premium features, it is ultra-quiet and incredibly energy efficient, and it can effectively cool rooms of up to 350 square feet.
This type of air conditioner is compact and does not require any additional ductwork. But a window air conditioner will only be able to cool down one room in the home and it is not always the most stylish appliance to look at.
Portable air conditioners
Portable air conditioners are perhaps the most convenient and user-friendly type of air conditioner on the market. They do not require any installation and they can be moved around your mobile home as and when you please.
A portable air conditioner will, however, take up some floor space and most portable air conditioners require that you vent and drain the unit when you are using it.
The SereneLife SLPAC 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner is an excellent choice for just about any space.
This unit features 12,000 BTU of cooling capacity, has a built-in dehumidifier for added comfort and can cool spaces of up to 400 square feet quite comfortably.
Ductless mini-split air conditioners
Ductless mini-split air conditioners really offer the best of both worlds when it comes to maximizing floor space and offering users the best possible cooling experience.
These units work very similarly to traditional central air conditioning systems, but they do not require any additional ductwork or vents to install, which makes them the perfect option for most mobile homes.
Ductless mini-split air conditioners can also easily be customized to fit your space.
For instance, this Senville LETO Series Mini Split Air Conditioner also includes a heat pump, which makes it perfect for hot and cool weather.