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Old 10-02-2022, 04:06 PM   #1
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what temperature do you all set your floor heat. We haven't used it much so thought we should try it out before our warranty expires. Set it at 80. no other heat is on but we have diesel heat sources selected. Going to get down to 31 tonight in Michigan. Know that some have said they just run floor heat. thanks
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I'm not sure how the VegaTouch control panel is set up on your '21. On my '18 Anthem, the floor heat is controlled by touching either a right arrow (higher) or left arrow (lower) adjacent to the floor heat indicator. The range, IIRC, is between OFF and 5. 3 is a good starting point. Be advised that it takes hours before you'll enjoy the full benefit from floor heat. Although the boiler fluid will pump through the floor heat tubes under the tile floor, it takes hours for that heat to spread by conduction through the floor tiles.

Also, the temperature sensor associated with the floor heat is mounted about a foot above the floor just forward of the sliding door that separates the living area from the mid-bath area.

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Floor heat is a very slow form of heating as it can take a day or even most of two for the floor heat to really have an impact on coach heat.... it is definitely NOT a way to quickly heat a coach over a short period of time. For that, you either need your heat pumps or your AquaHot diesel burner to provide the heat. The heat pumps will not do much below the 40s and the diesel burner will work by activating essentially what are small radiators with fans that blow cool air over the "radiators" to warm the air and provide the heat.

I rarely use the floor heat. I'm rarely in one place or one condition long enough to get much use out of the floor heat. Most people on here that use the floor heat say that they need to set the thermostat about 10 degrees warmer than they think they will need to get the system up to the point that it is heating the coach well and then again, it takes time. Then they can play with the settings to achieve the intended result.

Good for you to play with the system now and get used to what settings you need to use to accomplish your goal.

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And if it's going down to 31 you might want to have your basement heat running.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:45 PM   #5
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on our 21 our floor heat is by temperature goes all the way up to 100 or so. I set at 80 just to play with it. thanks for all the suggestions.
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The floor will take time to notice. Turn it up to 100 and then you can turn it down as you begin to feel it. It will be noticeable once the heat begins to penetrate the flooring. Diesel does need to be on, and also recommend turning basement heat.
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I set our floor heat at 78-82 depending on how cold it is and rarely have to use any other heat. If it's going to be in the low to mid 20s I'll up the heat to about 85 but rarely above that. Ours is electric grid, not hydronic but the principle is the same.
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I set mine from upper 60s to lower 70s. Unless itís really cold that does a good job for me. I will also run the aquahot heat. Electric only works some but usually early in the morning I will turn on the diesel burner
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For those in a Classic. You can cheat by putting zone 2 on electric. This will get the floors warm in temps down to the 50ís. Then you can use your gas/diesel burner setting.
If you donít have the Micro Air upgrade, you can still do it. Just easier with the new controller.
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