Before air conditioning was invented, people suffered through heat waves and sickening humidity with fans, and well, stoicism. Seneca, the ancient stoic philosopher, mocked the young people of his time for trying to beat the heat instead of bearing the misery like a “real” Roman. To modern stoics and curmudgeons, air conditioning may seem like pure luxury, whether on land or at sea. But investing in a marine air conditioner can extend the life of amenities and the mechanics of your boat. For many people, air conditioning isn’t a matter of comfort, but health. Why should you use a TMD Marine air conditioner to keep you cool while boating?
Air conditioners give you proper ventilation for the boat.
Marine air conditioners can indeed help you control your marine climate. They make the boating experience a lot more comfortable and fun too.
But the other benefit of using a marine air conditioner is that they can help adequately ventilate the boat. Ventilation prevents odors from mold and mildew from building up, which can improve the value of your boat.
Why does your boat need ventilation?
Ventilation is critical for both boat maintenance and the comfort of your crew. Proper boat ventilation with a marine air conditioner and HVAC system will:
Lower humidity levels below deck when no one is onboard.
Prevent stale air from getting trapped and increasing the boat’s humidity levels.
Extend the life of electronics and fabrics with a drier climate.
Prevent osmotic blisters from forming when moist air saturates the hull.
Can’t you just open the hatch?
No one wants to prevent a boat owner from opening their hatch. But there is such a thing as passive ventilation and active ventilation. It’s not just the temperature itself that’s the issue, but the humidity level. One could argue that humidity is far more dangerous to the boat’s interior and the health and wellbeing of the crew than simple high temps. Opening the hatch may allow for increased airflow and circulation, which could prevent musty air from forming. However, active ventilation with a marine air conditioner will also cut down on harmful humidity and moisture levels.
Won’t a marine air conditioner use a lot of power?
Some models are power-guzzlers and aren’t user or eco-friendly either. But the TD24V1 model from TMD Marine is designed for maximum power-saving capabilities. A touch-screen user interface also gives way to a human-friendly design that is easy to use and set. Plus, this model also uses technology for added power savings. The unit has an algorithm that boat owners can set to specify power consumption needs. No generator required, and the unit is made from quality, durable materials to prevent corrosion.
At TMD Marine, we take aquatic comfort seriously. Contact us today to learn more about how our marine air conditioners can keep you cool while boating.