Originally Posted by soldiermedic
I was looking at my roof ac unit last night and noticed that it said it was pre-wired for a heat strip. I am curious if these are easy to find for such an old model. Also was wondering if this can we wired into the theromostat. I would consider taking out my furnace as I do not forsee any boon docking in the future, but I may not get rid of it just yet.
Anyone have experience with these heat strips?
If you have the original Armstrong TAC-110 model, a heat strip was never available.
If you have another brand or model, perhaps a heat strip is available. What make and model do you have?
Heat strips, at best, take a morning chill to task. However, do not use a heat strip if the temperature will go below freezing.
Heat from the furnace is circulated around the holding tank and water lines, to keep them from freezing, within reason.
Using a heat strip cannot perform that function, plus if the ambient temperature is at freezing, it won't begin to keep the trailer even slightly warm.
A typical heat strip puts out about 20 percent of the BTU's that your furnace does. Not nearly enough for anything except to remove a chill, sort of.