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Old 09-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Heated floor

Noticed comments that the heated floors take about a day to be effective. I assume that means that during winter travel you leave Aqua Hot and Zone 2 on all the time?

Does Zone 2 also require more than battery power? That could really screw up mileage! :-)
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Heated floor does come from the aqua hot and Zone 2, and Zone 2 electric is the heat pump, so my read is that you have to use Zone 2 gas heat to do the floor.

Honestly, I didn't feel like I needed it till I came North to Santa Fe and OK in Mar and had a few freezing temp mornings. But we do have throw rugs in most floor areas anyway.
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DW is looking forward to the warm floor. We're headed northwest soon for a couple months so I need to understand how to use it effectively.
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It only works when you are running heat on the "gas" setting, which is actually your diesel burner. It will not work with the heat pumps. I have not used it much yet, but it seems you need to set zone 2 to 7-10 degrees warmer than the other zones in order for it to really warm the floor. When driving, put the heat zones on "gas heat" and turn your burner switch off, the AH will send the engine heat throughout your coach as directed by your thermostats.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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Great info, thanks! I wonder what the dogs will think of warm floors, they really like to chill their bellies.
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It only works when you are running heat on the "gas" setting, which is actually your diesel burner. It will not work with the heat pumps. I have not used it much yet, but it seems you need to set zone 2 to 7-10 degrees warmer than the other zones in order for it to really warm the floor. When driving, put the heat zones on "gas heat" and turn your burner switch off, the AH will send the engine heat throughout your coach as directed by your thermostats.
Maybe my 13 Aspire is wired differently than those fancy Anthems or Cornerstoners but my floor heat comes on if Zone 2 or Zone 3 is in "HP" for heat pump as well as "Heat". I ran my floor heat only at a moderate setting the past two weeks in Durango and Santa Fe when nights dropped into the 40s. I leave my "HPs" on 65F and my floor heat at about 50%. I can hear the buner come on and pump periodically during the night and when sunrise comes the floors are nice and warm and the coach is just right for sleeping. Add a few minutes of my fake-o fireplace heat when drinking coffee and it's just right. My puny 375LP Aqua Hot does not take 24 hrs to heat the floor (when it is 50-60F) outside, more like 3-4 hrs to be noticeable. Maybe some folks want their floors sizzling hot!
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The floors will heat while hooked up to shore power and not using the LP correct??
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Maybe my 13 Aspire is wired differently than those fancy Anthems or Cornerstoners but my floor heat comes on if Zone 2 or Zone 3 is in "HP" for heat pump as well as "Heat". I ran my floor heat only at a moderate setting the past two weeks in Durango and Santa Fe when nights dropped into the 40s. I leave my "HPs" on 65F and my floor heat at about 50%. I can hear the buner come on and pump periodically during the night and when sunrise comes the floors are nice and warm and the coach is just right for sleeping. Add a few minutes of my fake-o fireplace heat when drinking coffee and it's just right. My puny 375LP Aqua Hot does not take 24 hrs to heat the floor (when it is 50-60F) outside, more like 3-4 hrs to be noticeable. Maybe some folks want their floors sizzling hot!

I don't understand. If you have the heat pumps on where are you turning on the floor heat? On my 2014 Aspire it is an either/or. I turned on the LP on the AH and zone 2 to LP heat and set it at 70. The next morning a few areas were warn but most of the floor was cold. It was in the upper 40's in the AM.


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Shadow bolt, it is an either/or decision on the new, quieter ac system and that very air management problem is what I have complained about numerous times bith on here and directly to Entegra. Entegra tells me they are working on the problem but do not have a fix yet. On the old system you could have bith working at the same time, a much better situation but that changed when they went to the new system.
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The floors will heat while hooked up to shore power and not using the LP correct??
The floors are heated by the AquaHot boiler. The boiler gets heat input from three different sources. The diesel burner is 50,000 BTU of heat and keep you nice and warm in any condition. The electric heating element is about 10,500 BTU so it is less. It will heat the floor but if it gets really cold you'll need the diesel burner to get enough BTU to counter the heat loss. When driving, your engine's cooling system runs through the AquaHot's Motoraide system to give you approximately 12,000 BTU of free heat. So, when driving or when parked with shore power, the system will work but only down to a certain ambient temperature until it can't keep up. Then you need to fire up the diesel burner.
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The floors will heat while hooked up to shore power and not using the LP correct??
Yes, that is correct. We are currently using shore power to heat our floors.
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Thanks,, that's what I THOUGHT I heard at the Hershey show but we heard so much, and I get confused easy LOL!! Plus we have never had AH.
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