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Old 11-27-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Heat pump

My 2020 Apex Nano is supposed to have a heat pump for heat. I have tried it on cool nights, nothing but cool air. Am I missing something?
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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Who told you that your Nano had a heat pump? From what I could find, it just has a regular 13.5k a/c and a 20000btu furnace.
Never seen a heat pump in a small TT, like the Nano. But I could be wrong.
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Did your dealer show you how the heat pump works during your Customer Orientation/PDI?

How do you know it has a heat pump option?
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Did your dealer show you how the heat pump works during your Customer Orientation/PDI?

How do you know it has a heat pump option?
The dealer showed us the heat pump function during orientation. Also, there is a red dot that says heat you can turn the knob toward.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:09 AM   #5
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What is your A/C make and model?
What is your outside ambient temperature when trying to use it?
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What is your A/C make and model?
What is your outside ambient temperature when trying to use it?
I can't tell you make or model, unpacked away for the winter. Ambient temperature was about 35f.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:58 PM   #7
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Heat pumps will not work below about 45. Works best in the 50s
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The dealer showed us the heat pump function during orientation. Also, there is a red dot that says heat you can turn the knob toward.
That sounds more like furnace heat than a heat pump. Thermostats that have a heat pump option usually have either Heat Pump or HP as the designator for the heat pump, However, Coleman uses Gas Heat and Elec Heat for theirs. If it just has 'Heat' then that's usually for furnace heat.

Post a pic of the thermostat if you can.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:11 AM   #9
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The reason wives hate heat pumps is the air is cooler than body temperature often. Below 100 degrees.

So it feels cold. Will warm the room. Need a thermometer to tell if it is working. Those laser ones at harbor freight are nifty. Good to check tires.

But, as said, not a lot below 45 degrees.

We heat our whole house with one. Modern heat pumps in houses are much better, and expensive. Our is pretty good to 20 degrees.
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That sounds more like furnace heat than a heat pump. Thermostats that have a heat pump option usually have either Heat Pump or HP as the designator for the heat pump, However, Coleman uses Gas Heat and Elec Heat for theirs. If it just has 'Heat' then that's usually for furnace heat.

Post a pic of the thermostat if you can.
I'm assuming when the OP says turn the knob towards the red dot they are referring to a knob on the A/C unit itself and not a thermostat.

That usually indicates a heat STRIP and not heat pump.

Still... would be interesting knowing what make/model they have... both the A/C unit and the thermostat (if equipped) but I guess we won't know since it's put away for the winter.
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AFAIK its often a heat strip, 5kw. And they are not normally installed with one. Remove cover and you will see a spot to plug it in.

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