If you’re looking for a company that provides high-quality services and caters to the needs of your boat’s air conditioning system, then you found VIP Marine Service Inc. When we say “high-quality”, we mean the best that there is when it comes to servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and refrigeration systems in the county.
Our company truck is stocked and ready to work on your HVAC systems, we have everything covered! Using modern techniques combined with the exceptional skills of our professionals, that HVAC of yours will be good as new.
Self-contained air-conditioning units are the perfect solution for boats with one to three cabins and are very compact, easy to retrofit, efficient and whisper quiet.
Larger boats with several cabins may require a central chilled water system. These systems consist of a chiller a/c unit which is typically installed in the engine room and individual air handlers for each cabin. Let VIP Marine Service help you choose or repair, whether it’s a Dometic, Cruisair, Marine Air, Mermaid, Webasto, we work on them all.
4 Tips For Marine HVAC Maintenance
For the comfort of your river, or ocean voyages, your marine air conditioner needs to be kept in its best shape.
The marine HVAC system is an important part of any watercraft, as it heats, ventilates, and cools the inside of the boat.
See the below tips you should follow in order to make sure that your vessel or yacht’s heating and cooling systems are working properly at all times.
#1. Clean the air filter of your marine air conditioner
Cleaning your boat’s air filters is the easiest maintenance task you can do. Remove the panel cover of the filter and inspect it for dust and fluff. If you notice considerable accumulation, then remove the filter and wash it with running water. Reinstall it once it’s completely dry.
How often you need to clean this filter depends on how frequently you use your vessel and the HVAC system it has. In normal conditions, cleaning air filters once a month is appropriate, with more cleaning taking place in the summer.
#2. Clean your sea strainer for better cooling
Like air filters, sea strainers play an important role in the cooling process because they filter out all foreign pollutants and debris from the pumped water used to cool off the heat produced by the engine and marine HVAC system.
Cleaning sea strainers can be done without much hassle. Shut the seacock off, open its casing, and pull the basket cylinder out. Flush this mesh cylinder with a hose to clear any debris. You can also use a scrubbing brush to clean every last single remnant of debris. This is recommended.
Here’s a helpful video detailing the best way to clean you sea strainer.
Once you are done cleaning the sea strainer, place the cylinder in its housing. Close the strainer, open the seacock, and run the system to check its efficiency and to make sure everything looks good.
#3. Check the evaporator coils
The evaporator coils are an important part of any air conditioner, and your marine air conditioner is no exception. There are several indicators of an improperly functioning evaporator coil that you need to keep your eye on:
- Inefficient cooling ability
- Increased energy consumption
- Frost buildup on the coil
#4. Schedule VIP Marine Service Inc., for your marine air conditioner maintenance
Lastly, check the condenser unit of your marine HVAC system. This is the system that takes the biggest beating from all the debris and rubble in seawater. Seawater is corrosive in nature, so you need to protect the condenser from its effects.
To make sure that the marine HVAC system of your vessel or boat is working properly, get it inspected by a seasoned and reputable marine air conditioner company.