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Motorhome: Which Heating System to Choose?

Are you one of those people who love to travel by motorhome, no matter the season? According to the observation, most of you are less enthusiastic to go on an adventure because of the cold in winter. But you should know that it is possible to increase the temperature intelligently and to offer yourself good comfort during this period through a heating system designed for motorhomes. In this article, let’s take a look at the main types available on the market to help you make the right choice.

What are the main types of motorhome heating systems?

On the market, you can choose between 2 main types of heating systems for motorhomes:

Central heating

It allows you to heat the entire vehicle using a single heat supply point but with multiple heaters. It works as follows: the burner heats the heat transfer fluid, which heats the ambient air circulating in the ducts.

Its installation is quite complex, as it requires well-thought-out work and specific furniture designed to allow the circulation of ambient air flows. In other words, its installation requires other materials that will weigh down the vehicle, increasing its load and raising the bill. Indeed, a more powerful engine is needed, and gasoline consumption becomes more important. Moreover, its heating time is long.

On the other hand, the central heating system produces air with an average humidity level and offers better heat inertia, even after the burner is turned off. And it can be combined with underfloor heating in your motor home, which is very popular in cold weather.

Forced air heating

This is the most popular heating system. It is easy to install in the vehicle because it is associated with the ventilation system. It provides heating in the passenger compartment in a short time.

The principle of operation is simple, as the burner heats the air, it is propelled by a turbine to the ventilation ducts and released through the vents. For a homogeneous temperature, a motor home has several air vents evenly distributed in each vehicle corner.

However, it is possible, on the one hand, to control the distribution of the heat by closing the flap of the heat outlet of an unused room and, on the other hand, to regulate the degree of temperature using the thermostat of the motor home.

Forced-air heating is available in several models, such as Truma, Webasto and Ebersp├Ącher.