There are many options to choose from when it comes to a mobile home AC unit. Manufacturers like Trane, Lennox, Goodman, and others offer packaged units as well as traditional split systems suitable for a mobile home. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Goodman GPC Packaged Central Air Conditioner
This unit is designed for warm climates where little heating is required and comes in sizes up to 5 tons. There is an optional auxiliary electric heat (up to 20kW) available as well. The GPC can be used where an alternate source of heat, such as a wood stove, is used. The unit offers 13 SEER cooling and is not Energy Star rated. It’s R-410A refrigerant is ecofriendly, however the 80-decibel noise level is louder than the industry average. The compressor is backed by a 10-year warranty.
2. Goodman GPH15M Packaged Heat Pump
This all-electric heat pump provides heating and cooling with the same technology that uses reversing valves to cool in summer and heat in winter. The cooling if very efficient at 15 SEER. The compressor is protected by an internal relief valve and the unit has a PSC single-speed blower motor. There is auxiliary heat (up to 5kW) available. This is unit is Energy Star rated.
3. Rheem RQPM Series Packaged Heat Pump
The Rheem heat pump offers heating and cooling efficiency of up to 14 SEER. Auxiliary heat is an option, up to 10 kW. The compressor is made by Copeland, a top-rated manufacturer in the industry. Aluminum fin construction on the coil speeds up heat transfer for faster cooling. The gauge ports are easy to access, so installation takes no time at all.
4. Trane XB13 Split System Central Air Conditioner
The Trane model is relatively efficient at 14.5 SEER. It features a compressor with a proven track record for durability, low noise, and good performance. This single-stage model, but Trane does offer two-stage models. This unit works well in mobile homes because it is high quality and a contractor favorite.
5. Lennox Merit 14ACX Air Conditioner
This is the model most often installed in mobile homes. It offers 14 SEER cooling and is Energy Star rated. The single-stage compressor delivers basic cooling, although Lennox does offer 2-stage models as well (not all of them are suitable for manufactured home use). Lennox has a quality compressor that makes it one of the best in the industry. It is on the loud side at 76 decibels, but not by much. The louvered outdoor coil guard protects against yard debris and other hazards. A 5-year compressor and parts warranty is standard for models in this class.
6. York Latitude TCGF Air Conditioner
This relatively efficient 14.5 SEER model is a single-stage unit that is best in milder climates or for short-term use. Choose a more efficient model if you plan to stay in your home for more than 10 years, which is true for all of the units in this list. This unit features a micro-channel design that increases the surface area of the coil to foster faster cooling. Models from 1.5 to 5.0 tons are available, and all use ecofriendly R-410A refrigerant.
7. Coleman Comforter Series TCGF 14.5 SEER Central Air Conditioner
This is another Energy Star rated yet affordable 14.5 SEER unit. It’s a single-stage model with a direct drive fan that runs quietly. Its internal high- and low-pressure switches protect the compressor and increase longevity. It is available up to 5 tons, which is typical for most split system central air conditioners made for use in mobile homes. The 10-year compressor and parts warranty on this unit is generous, but those sold online do not come with a warranty.