Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
adamejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nation Wide
Posts: 25
A/C Heater strip element/s

Is any one familiar with the heater strip that goes on your A/C unit ... It's a heating element that harnesses into the inside of the AC unit where the condenser coils are.... Apparently this provides an extra warmth comfort... How good does this work ? is it really Good to use.. I have two ducted A/C's ; Would i be able to install two heating elements or only one ? Please advice
__________________

__________________
Adame
adamejorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 427
I gather it a heat pump... From what I understand in mild weather they work good but get down really cold near 10-20*F it might not be as good..

But this is second hand info...
__________________

Mopar1973Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
av8arkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 224
I heard the same!
__________________
Stephen & Lori
Jordan (Our daughter)
Kitty & Elmore (Our 2 dumped cats)
Adopt a shelter pet!

2009 Jayco Designer 37RLQS
2011 GMC Denali 3500 Duramax Crew Cab 4X4 Dually
20K Curt Q5 hitch
av8arkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vienna
Posts: 1,645
Try this link. Always something new, but this one eliminates the furnace heat if you are hooked up to shoreline power. A little on the expensive side too. Called cheap heat but I don't see how that fits! lol

http://www.rvcomfortsystems.com/
__________________

Joe Hinson
2010 Jayco Quest G2(SOLD)
2014 Jayco Eagle 33.5RETS
2007 Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins(SOLD)
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins 4WD
:)
namusmc65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 02:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
I gather it a heat pump... From what I understand in mild weather they work good but get down really cold near 10-20*F it might not be as good..

But this is second hand info...
A heat pump, also known as a reverse cycle AC Unit uses a reversing valve to switch between heat and cool mode. The compressor runs just as it would normally. These units are actually only effective down to around 40 degrees. The Dometic units actually us a a sensor to keep the compressor from running when it's too cold. A 'Heat strip" is a heating element(electrical) that is installed in the AC's blower and uses the blower fan to move air across the element and into the space.
__________________
2010 22FB(Ret)
2013 F250 XLT
I now have a Keystone Outback, but I try to help when I can.
---------------------
Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel
Bob Landry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 85
I believe you are refering to the heat strips as opposed to a heat pump. I have seen them offered as a heat assist in some A/C units. I'm sure they are ok as a backup or on really cold days but as you know heat rises and your blowing that heat out of ceiling registers. They might be ok also on cool mornings if your using a campgrounds electricity.
Myles6543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
adamejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nation Wide
Posts: 25
yes it that heat strip not heat pump... I like what namusmc65 said .... this very convenient but expensive .. I wish I could get one!! LOL ... I'll try to get some more info from from my dealer.
__________________
Adame
adamejorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Topflight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Posts: 204
We have a heat strip in our Pop-Up's A/C. It does not provide warm air, but it does help to take the chill off of those cool mornings. I'd rather run the furnace for a few minutes than wait for the heat strip. YMMV
__________________
Me, DW and 5 dogs
2004 F-150 Reg Cab,Long bed 4X4
2008 Flagstaff 625D Pup (keeping this one for now)
2010 Jayco EXP 21M Hybrid


ďThis isnít rocket science; itís more like quantum physics.Ē
Topflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 552
That's because the air still has to be recirclated over the heat strip to warm it, just as it takes a while for the AC to cool it down when the trailer is hot, where as the furnace instantly starts putting out warm air. I was amazed to see how much propane the furnace uses. I've looked for a couple of ceramic space heaters, but everyone is out of them for this season, I don't have much camping time left where heat will be needed, but I'll have them for next season.
__________________
2010 22FB(Ret)
2013 F250 XLT
I now have a Keystone Outback, but I try to help when I can.
---------------------
Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel
Bob Landry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
dzwiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,415
I installed the heat strip in my last trailer and was disappointed. I found that a small electric heater, 1500 watt, was more effective and much quieter.
__________________

dzwiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.