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Old 05-24-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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Surprise!! Heat from the AC unit.

Figured it was going to be a little cool this morning, so I am messing with the thermostat and noticed I had an option for Electric Heat - who knew lol. Turns out when using this option I get heat via ceiling the AC ducting rather than the floor registers. I am guessing there must be some sort of heating element in the AC unit that kicks in and uses the AC fan to push the air around.

Would I be right in my thinking?
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:34 AM   #2
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Figured it was going to be a little cool this morning, so I am messing with the thermostat and noticed I had an option for Electric Heat - who knew lol. Turns out when using this option I get heat via ceiling the AC ducting rather than the floor registers. I am guessing there must be some sort of heating element in the AC unit that kicks in and uses the AC fan to push the air around.

Would I be right in my thinking?
Correct-a- moondo. However, it's a stretch to call it heat. More like warm air. Nothing beats a good gas furnace.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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Correct-a- moondo. However, it's a stretch to call it heat. More like warm air. Nothing beats a good gas furnace.


Thx, that what I figured. Right about the gas furnace lol - took a 36ft, 4 slide trailer from 58F to 70F in less than 30 mins.
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Correct-a- moondo. However, it's a stretch to call it heat. More like warm air. Nothing beats a good gas furnace.

That is true, but the heat-strips going in both a/c's and the fireplace on full blast and its surprising how good it knocks the chill off on a cold morning.

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I have a furnace (propane), heated floors, a fireplace, individual space heaters, and heat pumps in my a/c units (all electric). With that said, I love having the "heating" options in my coach. There are plus and minuses for each, BUT options are wonderful. Heat pumps are super except when the temps are below 40. Simply understand, the quickest producer of heat is normally the most expensive and has time constraints (propane...and how much do you have...and how readily available refilling is, etc.). My bottom line is having g multiple options is great!
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If your furnace ever quits on a chilly day ( which they do ) you will be able to keep the chill off.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:57 PM   #7
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All things being equal, I would prefer to burn up the campgrounds electricity than my propane, but sometimes ya gotta light that fire.


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Vladivar, you'll probably want to check to see if it's a heat pump or heat strip.
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ANOTHER example of a lousy PDI!!

(I'm getting tired of typing this statement!)
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Vladivar, you'll probably want to check to see if it's a heat pump or heat strip.
Yep, electric heat could be either. Some do in fact have a strip but not many.
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