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Mod #35: A/C Heat Strip

Posted By Mark Corgan On July 12, 2008 @ 7:09 am In cooling, heating | 12 Comments

Even in the middle of summer, there can still be a chill in the air during those early morning hours. If you have a non-ducted air conditioner (A/C), chances are it has the facility to add a heating element to it, which can assist your furnace in warming up your RV quickly. An A/C with a heating element you say? Yes! That’s what this mod is all about.

Mod Difficulty:

The heat strip is really a coil that runs on AC power and provides 1500 watts or 5600 BTUs of heating power, similar to that of an electric floor heater. The A/C blower blows air over the element and out the ducts, providing uniform heat throughout the your RV. It can be used either with or without your RV furnace and can help reduce the furnace from cycling as often in colder temps.

The heat strip is mounted inside the A/C air outlet box and is installed by simply removing the air outlet cover, plugging in the heat strip in to the factory-provided receptacle, screwing on the element bracket, and replacing the cover. It’s that easy! And while you have the cover off, check the foam filter and clean it as necessary.

ModMyRV recommends these parts for this mod:
Heat Strip Kits for Duo Therm A/C

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