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Posted: 11/30/06 07:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On our thermostat we have heat strip. What is this or how does it work?? We have the air conditioning and furnace and fan only, but we do not know about the heat strip.

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Posted: 11/30/06 08:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's for electric heat. Your ac has to be set up for it, or added to it. I don't have it and from what I read here, I don't think I'm envious of those that do.


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We have the bedroom A/C also and I did add the heat strip. Very easy our unit was already set up for the strip. Just remove 6 small screws and plug in the strip and replace screws. Total time was about 10 minutes. It doesn't put our a lot of heat, but its really helps when getting out of the shower. Got the strip at Camping World and the saleman said I should install it myself. CW wanted $75.00 for the install. I'm in no way a electriction, so it was a very easy install. My DW likes it very much. Good Luck....GBY..


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Posted: 11/30/06 10:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it is already in my thermostat, does this mean I already have it. Is it a source of heat so that you don't have to run the furnace?

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Posted: 11/30/06 11:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your thermostat is set up for Heat Strip turn it on and if it blows warm air you have it. If it won't run or doesn't blow warm air you don't have it.


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Adding to what Norm Payne states...the air you feel blowing out will only be slightly warmer than the ambient temperature. And assuming you have ducted air, it takes a while for ducts to be warmed as well. I know I have them, and it's hard to tell at first that the air coming out of the vents is any warmer than the ambient air. They take their time, but generally do a good job of distributing warmer air throughout the rig.

We have a heat strip in each of our AC units and generally like them. They will take the chill off of a cool morning or day, but are best used with the temperatures are 40 degrees Fahrenheit or greater.

Using the heat strips helps to save propane on those occasions where we have electrical hook ups. But when we need to heat the rig quickly or are subjected to cold temperatures, we use the propane furnace.

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