Q - What size generator should I use to run my Aircommand Airconditioner ?
A - Although smaller generators may work some of the models some of the time, Aircommand recommends atleast a 2.8 kva generator to run any Airconditioner. This will allow operation in all conditions while running other important appliances in your van. See our info sheet on generators to provide some clarity to a complex issue.
Q – I have a 17’ pop top caravan, which air conditioner should I choose ?
A – The preferred unit for this application is the Heron Q split system unit, this unit will cool/heat a caravan up to 23’. If the condenser unit can’t be accommodated in your van then a Heron 2.2 would perform well although not at the level as the Heron Q (Heron is 2.2 KW vs the Q at 3.2KW). We would recommend against fitting a roof top unit to a 17’ pop top.
Q – What is the difference between the Ibis, Cormorant and the Sparrow ?
A - All of these models are fully reverse cycle roof top units and vary in size and capacity. The Ibis is the leading air conditioner on the market, lowest profile with all the features, this is the unit all dealers upgrade to. The cooling and heating capacity is 3.2 kw, ideal for vans upto approx. 23’. The Cormorant is the largest capacity unit on the market at 3.5Kw in cooling and 4.2KW in heating. Due to its capacity it is the conventional height however this allows the unit to be inexpensive due to the use of conventional components. The Sparrow is same height as Ibis but is a little more than half the capacity of the Ibis. This unit should only be considered after considering our other options, including the Heron split system units. We recommend the Sparrow for use in caravans upto 16’, smaller if fitting to pop top. Suitability for your van should be confirmed with your installer.
Q – What is the most suitable air conditioner for my 21’ caravan ?
A – Either the Ibis or the Cormorant would be ideal for that size van and the choice between the 2 would be determined by your specific needs. The Ibis is considered quieter and a more robust unit while being 130mm lower profile although it is priced $400 greater than the Cormorant. The Sparrow is too small to have any effect in that size van.
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