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rolnhome

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Posted: 06/04/12 11:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many of you use your AC/heat pump as the main heater when the temperature outside is in the high 40s or mid 50s. Is it OK to run the heat pump that much?


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Posted: 06/05/12 12:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

don't know about TT heat pumps but my home unit works year round and has lasted for 20 years or so

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Posted: 06/05/12 02:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We do ours as long as we are on 50 Amp. We've been fulltiming for 7 years. We have two units and use them both till it gets too cold.

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Posted: 06/05/12 04:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use ours all the time as long as the temps stay above 40 degrees or so. It works wonderfully, even on 30 amp service. We winter in Florida (for about 3 months) and it doesn't get too cold there except for a few nights. We find that our fireplace and the heat pump are all we need. I would never want another RV without a heat pump system.

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Posted: 06/05/12 05:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In a true "heat pump" the hot air is removed from the outside and pumped inside. The exact reverse of AC operation. So no different than running your AC for long periods of time.


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Posted: 06/05/12 05:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're sitting in a CG in rain soaked MA and temps down to mid 40's on 30 AMPs and using one heat pump. The stays at 72 on just the one pump.


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No different than running the A/C side of it.


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Posted: 06/05/12 06:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have two and let them run all the time. Use the back one when we're watching tv or eating and use the front one when we're in bed.


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I never use my furnace unless it is going to be a hard freeze. I have heard many times the heat pump will not work below 40 degrees but I have found that I stay warm way into the 30's. Since my furnace is ducted through the floor rather than the AC vents, it helps keep things from freezing so I switch over, usually at night, when expecting a freeze.


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The only time our furnace comes on, is if the heat pump tells it to.....Ours switches over automatically between 34° and 36°. There are probably 10 to 15 times as many heat pump hours of operation as there are furnace hours on this coach. We prefer the heat pump to the furnace.


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