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Old 10-26-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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13.5 K BTUs with heating strips....?

I have a 2018 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8311 WS with 2 AC units. The first one is 15K BTUs and the other one (I thought it was 13.5K)....
To my surprise I found the two units have the heating strips !
The question is.... do they put heating strips in AC units less than 15K BTUs, or do I have (2) 15K BTUs units ....?
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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Yes. BTU AC rating has nothing to do with heat strips. It's a totally separate function and only uses a common fan and perhaps electronic circuit board.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:13 PM   #3
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Yes. BTU AC rating has nothing to do with heat strips. It's a totally separate function and only uses a common fan and perhaps electronic circuit board.


The reason why am asking is because according to the sales “experts” they don’t put the heater strips on 13.5K AC units.....
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Well, in my unit I have a 13.5K and a 15K unit and both are heat stripped. Google it and see for yourself.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:04 PM   #6
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A heat pump is totally different than a heat strip.
Which are you asking about?
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:06 PM   #7
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That's a "heat pump" a totally different animal.
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Can you add a heat strip to a AC Unit?
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Can you add a heat strip to a AC Unit?
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:38 PM   #10
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spydunks, It depends on the AC unit. I have a 13.5k unit that didn't come with the heat strip, but the installation instruction says I can add one. I would have to change the thermostat control too.

Check your manuals.
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Sounds good. Didn’t mean to thread-jack. I found add on heaters for the propane heater at www.rvcomfortsystems.com
Not quite a heat strip, but I have ducted heat and AC
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I am confused I have something they call “chill chaser” I thought it was a heat strip ....
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I am confused I have something they call “chill chaser” I thought it was a heat strip ....
Not familiar with that term for any unit but a heat strip, in my opinion, is just that, a chill chaser (eventually). We don't use the heat strip function at all.
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