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Old 11-11-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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A/C with Furnace?

During our first trip out with our 282BHDS, we ran the furnace and noticed the A/C unit would run blowing cooler air from the ceiling while blowing warm air from the ducts below. Is this normal? When the set temp is reached, the furnace appears to turn off, but the A/C unit continues to run. I figured it was just circulating the warmer air throughout the camper. Input is greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-11-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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Is your fan switch on the thermostat set to Auto?
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:53 PM   #3
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Is the thermostat set to 'AUTO'? Mine will run either A/C or heat to reach the set temp. I didn't notice mine running at the same time when on 'auto'.

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Old 11-12-2014, 06:53 AM   #4
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turn breaker off for AC and you can use whatever fan mode you desire for heat
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:54 AM   #5
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I believe I found my answer located here! Thanks everyone for your replies.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:02 PM   #6
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Cynthia: Sorry about your problems, but I would suggest you read the link in Post #5 above. Then I think you can strike your furnace/AC as a problem. The AC fan is SUPPOSED to run with the furnace. Think of it as a ceiling fan. It takes the hot air that rises to the ceiling and redistributes it so you don't have a great a temperature gradient from the floor to the ceiling. I'm guessing your AC vents are out near the ends of the camper while the furnace cold air return is probably in the middle of the camper.
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