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Save $ with Tank Heaters Answers before you buy FAQ      Easy to retrofit Ducted vs ultraheat

Save $$ with Electric freeze-up protection

 

If you are parked for one day or live full time in your RV you can save money and have peace of mind using the UltraHeat® products. Here are a few things to remember:
 
  • RV's with "Heated Underbellies" are heated with furnace heat.  Turning your furnace down when you leave for the day, evening, or weeks saves money on Propane fuel cost.....But your tanks and pipes could suffer the consequences with lack of heat and freeze-up.  UltraHeat® Panels are electric and you may be already paying for an electric hook-up.

 

  • If using electric space heaters inside your RV to help supplement the heat for your interior, your furnace isn't running as much and maybe not at all.  Furnace heat that might have made it into the underbelly with "Ducted Heat" is stopped without the furnace running enough.  Tanks and pipes are now unprotected from cold weather, and may Freeze-up.  You sure could use an UltraHeat® system installed.

 

  • Additional insulation can be used to cover UltraHeat® Heat Panels and this will provide more heat loss protection for the plumbing system.  By reducing the rate of heat loss, you increase the performance of the heat panels, reducing the amount of time and frequency the Tank Heaters are actively heating.  This will result in energy cost savings. 

 


           

        Do you use chemicals to keep you tank from freezing?
         

        Originally Posted by Camco
        Q. How much water should I add to your -50 RV Antifreeze to achieve a -25 burst protection?
        A. Camco -50 RV Antifreeze should not be diluted. It is a pre-diluted solution that is designed to be used full strength. Additional water dramatically alters the expansion properties of the solution, making an adequate burst protection difficult to achieve.

        •  If you add the chemicals as soon as you are finished dumping the tanks... all of those chemicals are now in the pipe by the gate valve (termination valve).  As you fill the tank there isn't enough circulation inside the tank to mix the chemicals and your tanks will still freeze. 
        • If you add the chemicals periodically as the tank is filling it is difficult to estimate how much to use and without mixing these chemicals it would be like pouring milk into a bowl of egg yokes, they don't flow together without mixing them.
        • On the black water tank (sewage tank), using chemicals the solids will still freeze, even though the tank empties when you pull the valve.  
        • The cost of the chemicals can change drastically from one place to another so you either have to carry multiple gallons with you or pay the price.



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