What is the best A/C system for manufactured homes?
That is a tough question to answer. To be honest, rarely will a contractor be able to install a new A/C and duct system to the A/C manufacturer specifications.
A vast majority of the manufactured homes in SW Florida don’t have enough room under the home to accommodate the larger ducts required to meet A/C manufacturer specifications. Manufacturers design their equipment to operate with a low resistance on the air being moved and undersized ducts create more resistance than the HVAC system is manufactured to handle. As the equipment sees the resistance of an undersized duct system, the performance and efficiency will decrease. This is why it is so important to have correctly sized ducts under the manufactured home. If a technician or Comfort Advisor is ever at your manufactured home and is recommending larger main ducts under the home, it is because he/she has the training to know what will happen if the ducts are undersized.
All of this considered, it is our opinion at this time that York offers the best value for replacing the packaged system at a manufactured home. We have found the quality of York packaged systems is very strong. The packaged system sits on a plastic composite base, avoiding rusting out like you see on some packaged systems. Also, the evaporator coil is at the top of the unit which offers the best protection from lawn maintenance crews who could inadvertently cause damage. It is important to note that York systems come with a factory-backed 10-year parts warranty and in some cases even a factory-backed 10-year labor warranty. The best part of all? York packaged systems are 100% made in the USA.
If you own a manufactured home and need to replace your air conditioning and heating system, one of our Comfort Advisors would be happy to provide you with a free estimate!