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Old 09-21-2021, 05:57 PM   #1
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heat pump

I have only used my heat pump in the winter for heat. Is it better to use for cooling as well? Wondering if it works like a home system? Did not get any instructions with unit when purchased so not sure exactly how to use.
 
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Heat pump is heat pump. Cool is A/C.
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:06 PM   #3
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you are saying heat pump is heat only?
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:07 PM   #4
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No, the heat pump is one of your two A/C units as well.
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:30 PM   #5
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The heat pump in your camper will heat down to about 40 degrees. A heat pump should be more efficient than your furnace. A heat pump doesn’t make heat like a furnace it simply moves heat from the outside to inside exactly the opposite from an air conditioner.
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The heat pump works to take the chill off when its “sorta cold”. When it gets REAL cold - the heat pump does not work so well - if at all.
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Your heat pump and your air conditioner are the same machine on the roof of your camper. Think of it this way ... when they run in one position they blow cold air. When the machine run in the opposite direction it blows warm air.

Think of it like this. Stand in front of a window air conditioner. On the inside of the house the air is blowing out cold. Step outside and stand in front of the air conditioner, and the air is blowing warm.

One side is working like an air conditioner, the other side is working like a heat pump. Now imagine that window air conditioner on a turn table and you can rotate it in the window. So, in the winter, you now have the heat side blowing inside the house.

This is pretty much how the air conditioner - heat pump operate on the roof of your camper.
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Yes, your heat pump and AC are the same unit. The thermostat determines which function it performs. If you want heat, select heat pump (though it will only work effectively down to about 40 deg.). If you want cooling select AC. The same unit will run in the opposite direction and pull the heat out of your rig.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I worded my question wrong. I understand how a heat pump operates but was curious about the thermostat setting. My question should have been If I have my thermostat set on 72 will it maintain 72 whether it be cooling or heating like you can set a home thermostat on an automatic setting. Thanks everyone.
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You have to manually set it to AC or Heat Pump.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I worded my question wrong. I understand how a heat pump operates but was curious about the thermostat setting. My question should have been If I have my thermostat set on 72 will it maintain 72 whether it be cooling or heating like you can set a home thermostat on an automatic setting. Thanks everyone.
No, not with the thermostat that comes in the rig. You can upgrade to a Microaire Tstat that will give you more programable options
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you are saying heat pump is heat only?
Your heat pump is exactly like a regular AC but has a reversing valve so heat is put in the building instead of being removed. Using a heat pump for heating down to 35-40 is cheaper than running the propane furnace. After that the heat pump is too inefficient so propane is better then.
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