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Old 02-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #15
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This thread was helpful, thanks. Will start using the HP in the spring and fall rather than waste gas.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:38 PM   #16
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My question would be" why don't they put Inverter heat pumps in trailers?" We have a house heated and cooled by Inverter pumps, ours is a Daikin. Mitsubishi and Fujitsu are two others. They are WHISPER QUIET, are ideal for small areas, and seem to be very economical. Maybe an engineer out there can explain why they are not used in the RV industry. Seems to me someone could make a fortune adapting one to an RV... I know I would stand in line to make the switch!
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:39 PM   #17
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What is an inverter heat pump?

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:45 PM   #18
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Most of the better modern "split system" ACs and heat pumps that have a suitcase-sized outside unit and usually one or more wall-mounted indoor units use inverter-driven compressor systems that can run at a range of speeds to match the demand, so they're quieter when they're not running all-out. Mitsubishi, etc.

I think that the big conventional AC companies like Lennox are starting to use it in their top lines as well.
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Then again, better to use what you've already paid for than to not use what you've already paid for; you're not going to get a refund for the electricity you didn't use.
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Ok, I am a bit puzzled. Rig is 2014 Sport 22FB. On the A/C unit there is a switch position labeled "Opt. Heat". This is the heat pump, correct? I have tried it twice, and it blows rather tepid air. Stat is set all the way to "warm". Does it warm up over time or what?
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Ok, I am a bit puzzled. Rig is 2014 Sport 22FB. On the A/C unit there is a switch position labeled "Opt. Heat". This is the heat pump, correct? I have tried it twice, and it blows rather tepid air. Stat is set all the way to "warm". Does it warm up over time or what?

yes, over time . . . probably around May or June for someone in your region
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I avoid using the heat pump in our trailer. I find the noise to be intolerable.
I hated the air to air heat pump we had in our house. We have a geothermal heat pump in the house now and I love it. Guess that won't work in a trailer
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Ok, I am a bit puzzled. Rig is 2014 Sport 22FB. On the A/C unit there is a switch position labeled "Opt. Heat". This is the heat pump, correct? I have tried it twice, and it blows rather tepid air. Stat is set all the way to "warm". Does it warm up over time or what?
From Airstream's specs, it looks like the Sports don't come with a heat pump (at least not standard.) If that's the case, I'd guess "Opt Heat" would be a heat strip in the AC unit. I thought the newest version of the thermostat says "HP" for Heat Pump and "HS" for Heat Strip...
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Thanks. If it is a heat strip, it is pretty wimpy. I'll just throw a small electric space heater in my "go box". I have one about the size of a cube box of Kleenix that works really well.
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