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post #1 of 34 Old 08-18-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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What is a Supplemental Heater? Does the Escape have it?

Occasionally in reviews I see a very brief mention of a "Supplemental Heater". Most spec sheets and reviews do not make any mention of it.

What is it? Does the Escape have it?

Is it one of those electric heaters designed to make a little heat before the engine is warm? This would be a *great* feature if it had it...

My 2014 Titanium is on order, so I am quite curious.
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I haven't heard of a sup heater in the FE, what I do love, is the remote start feature, It measures the ambient vs. cabin temp, and even if your climate control system is off, it will turn on to defrost/heat the cabin and vs versa cool down the cabin prior to you entering the vehicle. However, it was explained to me that the FE doesn't just spit out cool/warm air on start up, it will actually prep the itself before sending into the cabin ie: turning on the a/c and get blasted with hot air.


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I haven't heard of a sup heater in the FE, what I do love, is the remote start feature, It measures the ambient vs. cabin temp, and even if your climate control system is off, it will turn on to defrost/heat the cabin and vs versa cool down the cabin prior to you entering the vehicle. However, it was explained to me that the FE doesn't just spit out cool/warm air on start up, it will actually prep the itself before sending into the cabin ie: turning on the a/c and get blasted with hot air.
That's pretty awesome. I am excited for that!
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I haven't heard of a sup heater in the FE, what I do love, is the remote start feature, It measures the ambient vs. cabin temp, and even if your climate control system is off, it will turn on to defrost/heat the cabin and vs versa cool down the cabin prior to you entering the vehicle. However, it was explained to me that the FE doesn't just spit out cool/warm air on start up, it will actually prep the itself before sending into the cabin ie: turning on the a/c and get blasted with hot air.
that is an amazing feature, i don't even think some high end luxury cars have this feature, glad to hear the Escape is getting it, it will definitely score it some extra points.

always hated turning on my A/C and getting a blast of hot air in the summer and same with winter, turning on heat and getting cold air for a while.
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i believe you can fit aftermarket block heaters to the car.

is that what heater you are referring to?
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i believe you can fit aftermarket block heaters to the car.

is that what heater you are referring to?
I'm not sure if that's what they are referring to. Maybe it is. But I've never heard it called that.

I thought maybe it was an electric heater for before the coolant was warm. Some vehicles have em, seems like a great idea.
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I have a block heater on my engine, useful when it gets really cold
Maybe it is a Canada feature only?

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I thought Supplement heaters usually came with diesel engines. I know they are different than block heaters. Most vehicles sold in Canada come with block heaters, unless you live on the west coast, or interior BC, where it doesn't get very cold. Bloc heaters, when plugged in, just warm up your engine block and oil to make it easier to start on very cold days.
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It's definitely included on the 2013 Escape Titanium.


It's not very well documented, but if you have it, you push the Max Heat button and you'll get lukewarm air from the vents in 30-60 seconds depending on outside air temperatures. I'm not sure what package its included with, though I have a suspicion that it's part of the Ecoboost engine option.


It's important to note that it ONLY comes on if you push the Max Heat button - simply turning the temp up to 85 degrees doesn't do it.


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The Electrical Supplemental Heater is included as part of package 41H, Engine Block Heater. It is INCLUDED for free if you live in one of the 7 cold weather states (AK, MN, WI, WY, ND, SD, or MT), and is not available as an option at all if you live in any other state.
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The Electrical Supplemental Heater is included as part of package 41H, Engine Block Heater. It is INCLUDED for free if you live in one of the 7 cold weather states (AK, MN, WI, WY, ND, SD, or MT), and is not available as an option at all if you live in any other state.
What about some poor guy who lives up in Maine? It doesn't get cold in the East? I guess the thing to do is to buy your Escape in Minneapolis and then drive it home.
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