Hi guys. I got my AIR2 in and was doing a test run. I set it up in my old Bradley Smoker that the heating element is burned out on. The smoke generator still works, so that is my heat source. Ambient temp about 60 F. Wanted an internal chamber temp of 100. When setting the temp on the Air2 it would not activate the outlet (green light on) except for settings about 55 degrees or below. I know the instructions stated the temp plug is for exhaust fan/AC, but was hoping the temp controller would work with heat also. (Like with humidifier/dehumidifier discussion above.) I plugged the Bradley into a wall outlet and preheated it to 100, then plugged it into back into the AIR 2. Set it at 100 and waited. The heat source remained on and temperature steadily climbed to 125 which is about the usual temp in the Bradley with just the smoke generator burning. Outlet remained on the whole time.
Do you gents use a heat source plugged into the AIR 2 or just a cooling source? If using heat source, what kind of "work around" have you found to try to make the unit increase heat instead of reduce it?
I suppose I could just have a constant heat source and add an exhaust fan, but was hoping not to have to have heat source on constantly then have a cooling fan to regulate the temp.