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Old 01-31-2016, 11:21 AM   #1
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AC/Heat Replacement

My husband and I own a 1979 Airstream Excella 500. The furnace and ac unit no longer work. We are considering replacing with the Dometic Penguin II heat pump:

1. How can we confirm this products compatibility with our make/year?
2. Any reason to avoid dual units (heat +ac)?
3. Any better options recommended?


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Old 02-10-2016, 09:13 PM   #2
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Well, your furnace runs on 12 volts, so it will keep you warm without being plugged in to 120 volts. With just a heat pump, you can only keep warm while connected.

If the a/c unit you have now is orignal, those Armstrongs are good units, and worth fixing. (IMHO)
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