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Old 04-05-2018, 07:21 AM   #1
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Went to use heat pump today and is only blowing cold air, I made sure the fan was in auto before turning on. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:41 AM   #2
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It will not work below 45 degrees
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You haven't stated where you are. I'm gonna guess it's cold. Everyone has their own version of "It won't work below XX degrees" The more accurate degrees is 35 F. There are some that will work lower but not on most RV's. The Heat Pump is nothing more than your AC running in reverse. Blowing hot air inside and cold air outside. If the outside temp is below 35 it cannot transfer the heat. Time for your furnace of an electric heater.
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Nice of you cavie to know that 35 is more accurate. Mine will not keep temp below 45 regardless of what you think is a better number.
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You haven't stated where you are. I'm gonna guess it's cold. Everyone has their own version of "It won't work below XX degrees" The more accurate degrees is 35 F. There are some that will work lower but not on most RV's. The Heat Pump is nothing more than your AC running in reverse. Blowing hot air inside and cold air outside. If the outside temp is below 35 it cannot transfer the heat. Time for your furnace of an electric heater.
cavie, what is your sample size for your definitive comment "on most RVs"?
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cavie, what is your sample size for your definitive comment "on most RVs"?
Industry standard design. You will never get 5 people to determine what the temp is. The answers you get will be " Mine Does" or "mine Doesn't". The design standard is ABOUT 35 degrees. Your results may vary. If I had one that didn't work below 45 degrees as stated above it would be laying in somebody's junkyard.
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Industry standard design. You will never get 5 people to determine what the temp is. The answers you get will be " Mine Does" or "mine Doesn't". The design standard is ABOUT 35 degrees. Your results may vary. If I had one that didn't work below 45 degrees as stated above it would be laying in somebody's junkyard.
Design standard? For RV heat pumps? Really? I thought RV components had their own unique “undesign”. Ha!
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Industry standard design. You will never get 5 people to determine what the temp is. The answers you get will be " Mine Does" or "mine Doesn't". The design standard is ABOUT 35 degrees. Your results may vary. If I had one that didn't work below 45 degrees as stated above it would be laying in somebody's junkyard.


I’m in Hagerstown MD, temp was about 50 but wind was blowing 15-20mph. I didn’t know about the under 35 or 45 temp.
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Heat pump should have worked fine. I would turn breaker off for 30 seconds then try again
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Heat pump should have worked fine. I would turn breaker off for 30 seconds then try again
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Industry standard design. You will never get 5 people to determine what the temp is. The answers you get will be " Mine Does" or "mine Doesn't". The design standard is ABOUT 35 degrees. Your results may vary. If I had one that didn't work below 45 degrees as stated above it would be laying in somebody's junkyard.
My rv is 42 ft. Cavie. Are we comparing apples to apples?
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