Aqua Hot floor heat

  • 10/10/2019 1:19 PM
    Message # 7926833

    I have a 2019 Discovery LXE 40M and I’m trying to use my Aqua Hot floor heat to see if it works before I take my MH in for the punch list repairs and not sure if I’m even doing it right. The Aqua Hot works for the water heater but so far the floor heat doesn’t seem to work (I just turned it on this morning). I have it set on electric (let the CG pay for it) and have both the front and back turned on. I also turned on the floor heat button on the control panel and set it to schedule, set on 7 for the mornings and 3 in the evening. I’m not sure how long it takes before it starts to warm up or if I’m even doing it right. I did roll up my “ruggable” rug in the living area so more tile is exposed for the heat to come thru, not sure if I even have to do that or not.

    Since the outside temp it starting to warm up I will see if the floors are warmer tomorrow morning since I have it on a schedule. If not I will try putting it on diesel to see if that does anything.

    One last thing, there is a toggle switch in both bathroom that says “Heater”, but not sure what that does. I don’t see any separate heater in the bathroom, but I have it turned on for now to see if it does anything.

    Thanks for any help.
  • 10/10/2019 4:29 PM
    Reply # 7927153 on 7926833
    Robert & Glenda Angus (Administrator)

    David the Aqua Hot system has nothing to do with floor heat. That is an electric grid installed under the tile by Fleetwood. It is all electric and you must be on 50A service to properly utilize it. The two switches you mention in the baths are for the heater registers in those areas. 

  • 02/17/2021 12:09 PM
    Reply # 10109749 on 7926833

    How long does it take for the floor heat to come up. Will it run on my generator

  • 02/18/2021 10:08 PM
    Reply # 10115507 on 7926833
    Pete Baker (Administrator)

    Louis,  go to the Members area,  In the education tab, you will find the Aqua-Hot presentation with phone numbers and helpful info.   Between the two, you should be able to get the right answer for you.

  • 02/18/2021 10:49 PM
    Reply # 10115565 on 10109749
    Robert & Glenda Angus (Administrator)
    Louis Samford wrote:

    How long does it take for the floor heat to come up. Will it run on my generator

    It will begin to heat within a few minutes and your tile should be warm within 10 minutes. Yes you can run it on your generator but remember it pulls a good bit of current so if you are using the microwave, dryer etc. you will hear your generator when it kicks in.
  • 11/22/2022 12:21 PM
    Reply # 12998715 on 7926833

    Hi David,

    According to the Aqua Hot 400 series manual, the Aqua Hot Diesel is the primary source of heat, with the Aqua Hot Electric being secondary.  (Fleetwood Manual says Aqua Hot Diesel burns about 1/3 gallon of diesel fuel per hour.)  There are numerous uses of Aqua Hot heat, including: hot water, front and rear heaters, sub-floor heaters to prevent water lines from freezing, and your front and rear floor heaters.  Depending upon the outside temperatures, the number of uses you have selected, and the thermostat temperatures you've set ALL determine the hot water "draw" needed.  The more "draw" being used (meaning the more things turned on), the more power needed by the Aqua Hot -- both Aqua Hot Diesel and Aqua Hot Electric.  The Aqua Hot Manual also states you will need the Diesel below 50 degrees.  

    To save diesel fuel, from experience I've found that for my wife and I, above 50 degrees, we can get by solely with Aqua Hot Electric as long as we manage how many uses we have going at any one time. For example, we turn off other uses to fully heat up the water for showers.Upon hitting the low 40's you will need to turn on the Aqua Hot Diesel to heat up the shower water and for floor heat if the Aqua Hot heaters are turned on.  Below 40 degrees, you will definitely need the Aqua Hot Diesel, and of course, it becomes very important as you get close to the the freezing temperatures.

    Hope that helps?

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