THE STRAIGHT SCOOP
There has been some debate on the best way to distribute heat inside of an RV, and we'd like to set the record straight, literally. Because Keystone uses chassis designed for each floorplan designed to optimize each model's heating, plumbing and electrical runs, we are able to minimize bends, corners and wyes in our ducting that lead to inefficiency. This includes distributing warm air through floor vents, typically positioned in low-traffic areas, exactly as is done in your home.
Here are three reasons why Keystone RV uses in-floor heat vents rather than running ducts and venting through cabinets:
- More efficient. Uninterrupted air flow maintains air velocity and keeps your RV warmer. Adding bends to the ductwork to run through cabinets creates turbulence and reducing the efficiency with which warm air moves from the furnace and into the coach.
- Keep your cabinets for storage. As everyone knows, storage is king when it comes to RV camping. Keystone lets owners keep cabinets for storage and the heating ducts in the floor where they belong.
- Build integrity. Running the air ducts in or beneath the floor keeps ducting safe and secure, surrounded by the frame and floor. Flexible ducting in cabinets is vulnerable to being crushed and detached, not the choice one would make for a build that is meant to last.