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Frequently Asked Questions

How does an RV diesel heater work?

In a diesel air heater, the air for the heater’s internal combustion process is drawn from an external intake pipe. It is then passed into the heater’s combustion chamber where it is mixed with the diesel and automatically ignited to heat up the large surface area of a heat exchanger.

Do diesel heaters cause condensation?

Diesel heaters provide a dry heat that does not introduce moisture into your van due to how they vented, helping to control condensation.

How much room does a diesel heater need?

When installing the heater, you need to allow a distance of 20 cm or more between the heater and the wall. At this distance, it will allow enough air to get inside the radiator. If the distance is too short, the heater may set off the high-temperature alarm.

Do diesel heaters smell?

Once warmed up and running properly after 30sec to 1min, diesel appliance make absolutely no smell – even right at the exhaust pipe outlet.

Are diesel heaters reliable?

Diesel heaters are widely used and considered to be very safe. They include an auto-shutdown if the system temperature exceeds a safe operating level, the same as LPG heaters. Where diesel heaters provide extra safety is in regards to combustion and inhalation.

How long can you run a diesel heater?

It has a fuel tank with a 9-liter volume that can hold enough fuel for 18-20 hours of running. However, this can vary a bit depending on the external temperature.

Can you leave a diesel heater running all night?

Diesel heaters are thermostatically controlled and safe to run while you are sleeping at night. Diesel heaters also don’t expose users to a naked flame. They use an electrical charge glow pin to initiate the combustion process, which is considered to be very safe.