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    Garage a/c heat strip?

    Hi guys. Finally picked up a2018 cyclone 4115 today. Seems to have every option available. So was wondering how to heat the garage area? Has one furnace vent and MAYBE???????? A heatsrip in A/C? So yes, my question is does ithave a heatstrip or suppose to. I’ve selected “heatstrip” on the thermostate and nothing. Just room air temp blowing from A/C fan.

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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Hi Beastcoast,

    Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum. I think heat strips on the A/C units are optional. You could call Heartland Customer Service at 877-262-8032 / 574-262-8030. Have your VIN # ready. They should be able to tell you if the rig was equipped with a heat strip from the factory.


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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Our 2017 CY had 2 ACs standard and we optioned for the 3rd in the garage with the heat strip. The 3rd AC worked, but the heat strip didn't on our PDI.

    Simple fix for technician was a setting up in that AC unit to program "turning on" the heat strip function that they missed at the factory (they had to tell that one AC it had a HS in it). Good luck with your issue.

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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Options change as well as system functions with different model years (and sometimes even in mid year) so your's may vary from mine but here's what I know from our '17 Cyclone.
    If your thermostat has a "heat strip" option the system knows there's a heat strip. The heat strip itself is rated at 1500 watts (think blow dryer). You won't feel a rush of warm air coming from the ducts but rather air that is a few degrees warmer than the ambient air. It will take a while to warm up a cold garage but once warmed, the area will stay comfortable down to the high 30's/low 40's. A piece of carpet on the floor will help the garage feel a lot warmer too. Moving the diverter so all of the warmed air goes into the garage and not into the duct will speed up the process.
    I added a second heat strip to the middle AC unit as the 5 degree increments on the fireplace left us either hot or cold. With 50 amp service, the two heat strips do a very good job of maintaining a comfortable temperature and reducing furnace use. They won't, however, be very effective with door(s) being opened frequently. Remember, I'm saying "maintaining" not "heating"
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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Not sure if the Cyclone is set up like the Torque, but on mine, the one heat vent in the garage is right at the furnace. It does a good job heating the garage with the one vent in the low 40's. Haven't tried it in anything colder but will probably just use a small ceramic heater if the need arises.

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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Easiest way to find out if your A/C has a heat strip is to look at the thermostat when pressing the mode button. In out 2018 4005 the last option in mode is heat strip which is printed in small letters across the bottom on the display.
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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    We have a CY with a 17'6" garage and a Olympian Wave 8 setting on the floor awaiting it's turn to get installed.

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    Re: Garage a/c heat strip?

    Have 2017 cyclone 4005 and agree with everything said above, especially the comments from nwilson. The furnace vent is useless as it is at the furthest point and ineffective.
    Our garage act as dining room so on cold mornings an electric space heater is a must.

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