Originally Posted by cavie
I don't know what is in your trailer. If you get heat from the ceiling you have a heat pump system. It is using the ac in reverse cycle to produce heat. You are not burning propane. Below 32 degrees F outside temp, your heat pump will not provide heat. It will require AUX heat. It will shut off your compressor and turn on your furnace. Now you are burning propane. You will burn propane if you hear the furnace and feel heat from the floor.
We've discussed this before...
There are three standard types of heat systems that could be available in most travel trailers/5th wheels/pop-ups/a-frames. (NOTE: I'm not including the hot water systems used in some motorhomes but not all)
There is a Heat Pump, where the A/C compressor runs backwards to create heat and blows out of the A/C vents.
There is a Heat Strip that is sometimes an option on A/C units. It uses an electric heating element to create heat and blows out the A/C vents.
And finally the propane furnace, which blows heat out the floor vents.
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