Vanlife with Alde

Discover the freedom of hydronic heating, and bring it into your van

Alde stands for freedom and comfort whatever the season or terrain. We understand what it takes to embark on an off-grid adventure, and the desire to explore your surroundings on your own.

Alde conducts all research, development and manufacturing in Sweden. What’s more, the harsh Nordic climate is optimal to ensure that Alde heating systems can withstand even the most extreme conditions.


  • Easily adapted to different vehicles and needs
  • Silent operation
  • Suitable for all seasons

  • Heating and hot water in a compact 2 in 1 solution
  • Low power consumption

Robust heating system developed in Nordic climate

Alde heating systems are ideal for those who want to live an independent and free life in van

Incredibly discreet and compact

Hidden installation that takes up little space. The heating system is discreetly built into walls and floors. Silent in operation.

Stay off-grid for long periods

Low power consumption and long heat retention makes the battery last longer.

Customise the heating system to your needs and your van

Alde makes hydronic heating systems to suit all vehicle sizes. An efficient system also for smaller vehicles!

Built to withstand challenges

Robust system and components developed in the Nordic climate. No matter how rough the terrain and challenging the weather, Alde delivers silent and cosy heating and hot water.

Alde heating system in your van

Boiler Alde Compact 3030

Wonderful quiet heat in all weathers

The boiler produces heat for heating and hot water. To heat up the glycol fluid (the fluid that circulates round the heating system), energy from liquid petroleum gas or electricity is required. In the boiler, there is a liquid petroleum gas fired burner that works in two power steps, depending on how much heat is needed. If the caravan in connected to 230 V (120 V in US), you can choose electrical heating using the inbuilt immersion heaters in the boiler.

If you need extra heating, you can run on liquid petroleum gas and electricity at the same time, to obtain as rapid heating as possible. If you want the boiler to prioritise electricity for heating ahead of liquid petroleum gas, you can select this easily from the control panel. You can also select the opposite, and have liquid petroleum gas as the prioritised form of energy.

In order for the heated glycol fluid to circulate in the system, a circulation pump is required. Usually, it is fitted immediately adjoining the boiler.

The boiler has an inbuilt water heater, which makes sure you always have hot water for the shower and the kitchenette as soon as the boiler is running. The water heater provides about 15 litres (4 gal) of ready-mixed 40 ºC (104 ºF) hot water. If you are a winter camper and do not want freshwater in the vehicle, you can still run the heating system.

The waterborne system that provides quiet, comfortable and effective heating.

  • Can be powered by both liquid petroleum gas and electricity.
  • Inbuilt 8,4-litre (2.2 gal) water heater.
  • Can be supplemented by comfort and efficiency improving accessories.


Heating that surrounds you in a comfortable climate

The convectors consist of heating pipes with densely packed aluminium plates. They are placed by the outer walls, usually hidden behind the furniture. The convectors emit heat that, via self-convection, surrounds you with a protective curtain of heat – an optimal solution that prevents draughts and downdraughts.

This is how self-convection works
In our heating system, we make use of the fact that hot air naturally rises upwards, so-called self-convection. The convectors heat up the air, which rises and heats the walls and furniture as well as forming an air barrier between the windows to keep the cold out. When the warm air reaches the ceiling, it circulates down and inwards towards the floor and is reheated by the convectors. In this way you obtain gentle, quiet and efficient heating in the vehicle.

Convectors can also be placed with advantage in other spaces in the vehicle where extra, additional, heating is required such as, for example, behind the driver seats in mobile homes or in small insulated storage spaces, where there would otherwise be a risk for frost.

  • Gentle, quiet and efficient heating.
  • Uniform heat distribution in the whole vehicle.
  • Prevents draughts and downdraughts by windows.

Heat booster

Fast and directional heating for small spaces

Thanks to the compact design with convector and heating coil, you can obtain efficient fast and directional heating, even in small spaces. The heat booster consists of a heating coil with one or two 12-volt fans, depending on the model. The compact design allows it to be placed, for example, under the mobile home’s seats in the driver’s cab, which gives even more comfort during the journey. The booster can either be controlled by a switch or via the control panel.

  • High heating power.
  • Fast heat distribution via two 12-volt fans.
  • Compact format, which allows it to be placed well hidden.

Control panel

Control everything yourself, or have the automatic system do most of the work

A simple and clear display enables you to control several smart functions and settings, automatic air conditioning and night mode for example. You can also use the control panel remotely via an app in your smartphone, which gives you full control of your heating system wherever you are.

The control panel has a clear and user-friendly touchscreen with an intuitive and easy to navigate menu system, similar to the one on your smartphone. You can choose to control everything yourself, or have the automatic system do most of the work.

All key functions such as required temperature, extra hot water and energy selection are available directly on the start page. You also have the option here of making smart presettings, night mode for example, which mean that the temperature is automatically lowered to the required temperature at the time you have selected.

A tools menu is available if you want to make further adjustments or connect additional functions. You also control your accessories from here, underfloor heating and heat exchanger for the motorhome’s engine for example.

The control panel can also be used to control air conditioning* and thus obtain full automatic climate system in the vehicle.
The location of the control panel in the vehicle varies depending on manufacturer and model.

If you would like to test control panel and its functions, click here.

  • User-friendly with clear touchscreen.
  • Makes it simple to control the heating system and has smart additional functions such as night mode for example.
  • Simple to supplement with control of accessories.
  • Can also control air conditioning* and provide full climate function in the vehicle.

    * Applies for Truma Aventa comfort, Truma Aventa eco, Truma Saphir comfort RC and Truma Saphir compact.

  • Heater Alde Compact 3030

  • User-friendly control panel with colour touchscreen

  • 16 mm thin and light aluminium convectors

  • Expansion tank

  • Intake/exhaust gas kit

  • Assembly details

    (aluminium pipes, brackets, rubber joints)

  • Engine heat exchanger

    Make the most of the energy you consume! Take the heat from your engine while driving to warm up both your vehicle and the water. Or use the heat from the already hot boiler to preheat your engine. Perfect for those who want a free hot shower after a long drive!

  • Mini-boosters with fan

    Fast and targeted heating (800 W) for small spaces. Place it, for example, under the motorhome seats in the driver’s compartment for extra comfort while travelling.

  • Battery back-up

    Safeguards the control panel settings if the vehicle loses power, e.g. when the main switch is switched off.

  • Underfloor heating

    Appreciated by those with cold feet in the family, but also useful for those travelling with their four-legged best friend.

  • Heating mat

    Increases comfort while travelling and in cold seasons. Made of durable material and with quick-release couplings for easy attachment and removal.

  • AquaClear

    With an Alde heater in your van, you already benefit from the built-in anti-bacterial function, but to protect the whole water system, you can add our AquaClear water purifier product. It will give you clean, fresh and safe water in your van.

  • Towel heaters

    With an Alde towel heater, you’ll always have wonderfully warm and dry towels ready after rainy adventures or swimming at the beach.

    An Alde towel heater not only dries your towels. It also provides 250 W of heating power and cosy warmth in the toilet.

Alde - for all lifestyles

For the hiker

Towel heater – smoothly dries your wet boots and shoes.

For the surfer

Booster with fan – helps you get rid of any moisture

For the winter camper

Underfloor heating – warms frozen toes. Also strengthens the vehicle’s thermal barrier against the cold under the vehicle and keeps the floors dry.

Alde control panel

Easy for you to control temperature, hot water and accessories

The Alde control panel is simple, modern and easy to navigate. It should be easy for you to select energy sources, set the temperature or hot water level.

How Alde can support your life in van

Whether you dream of going off-grid, climbing mountains or seeing the wonders of the world. With an Alde heating system, you can rest assured that you’ll come home to a warm and cosy place after your adventures. With Alde, you get a heating system that works, doesn’t drain your batteries and is environmentally friendly.

What makes Alde heating system unique?

People often say that their first experience with hydronic heating is unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Watch this video to hear more about what makes Alde heating systems special.

Alde heating system: construction and function

Hydronic heating may sound tricky and seem difficult to install, but it’s actually quite simple. Watch this video where Leigh, Managing Director at Alde UK, explains how to do it. Tip: just start and work your way round.

10 reasons why you should choose Alde

Why do customers love the Alde heating system? Watch the video to find out!



Operating instructions Alde Compact 3030/3030 Plus

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Quick guide for the Alde Compact 3030/3030 Plus control panel

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