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Old 10-09-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
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Heat Pump Upgrade for Main A/C Unit

I'm not a big fan of heat pumps but wanted to hear how folks that got the upgrade like the heat pump. We usually carry a couple of electric space heaters but since we are about to order a CC wanted to know if we should get this option. Think it is between $300--400 for the upgrade.

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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We had heat-pumps in our motorhome and they really worked great here in Florida. While some units will not work below 35, ours would work just below below freezing. If and when we need a replacement, it will be a heat-pump.

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:47 PM   #3
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We have the heat pump option on our current CC and will be ordering it again on the soon to be ordered Champagne. It is nice to put the thermostat in heat pump mode and set temperature and that heats whole RV on campground electricity. Saves a lot of propane heating and the costs associated with that.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:54 PM   #4
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I have heat pumps in my camper and my Motor Home. Both came as standard. When camping in weather down to about 40 degrees they work well. Below that, I use propane.

One thing I do not like about heat pumps below about 45 degrees outside temp. is that the air they supply is not very warm at the outlets. Something around 120 degrees, vs. 160 or more from the propane. It just feels almost cool in comparison.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:26 PM   #5
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Are you talking about needing it in Florida?
If you are looking for a Cedar Creek most of them come with electric fire places and are very efficient. I have used mine instead of the propane heaters while up in cold climates like Yellowstone NP when the nights got down to mid to upper 30's.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:31 AM   #6
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It is worth the money up front, I would get it as an option, It would cost you more then that to add a heat strip later to an A/C unit plus you would need to add a stat wire to make it work, good luck with that one, I have checked on this already, I hope I never have to change my A/C but if I do it will be replaced with a HP...
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:14 PM   #7
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We have the heat pump option on our also and it is great not to have to use the the furnace on those 40 - 50 degree nights.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:46 PM   #8
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Heat pump

Have had several without and several with I would say always go with the heatpump if it is an option
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:03 PM   #9
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Not sure about Cedar Creek but in my MH heat pumps came with larger output Air Cond. the heat pumps work great. Self use the furnace unless below 40 degrees. Well work the $$$
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:44 PM   #10
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Have had several without and several with I would say always go with the heatpump if it is an option
Ditto, I had a heat pump installed after my first a/c crapped out, and I loved it! You will too!

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