We are a small army of mechanically inclined marine professionals who can appreciate what air conditioners of the past have offered mariners for decades. These generator-based models were undoubtedly innovative for their time, and have paved the way for others to improve upon their function and design.
At TMD Marine, we celebrate that past by taking a giant leap into the future in offering our clients a generator-free option that is more reliable, efficient and progressive. It is safe to say our clients do not miss the days of tinkering around with their finicky AC units trying to figure out what has gone wrong. We use our expertise in mechanics, electronics, and refrigeration to over deliver on our product.
The Side by Side
Generator-based models tend to pull a lot of power. This is necessary as most of these units need a lot of fuel, air, and spark to make them run. This results in spending more money at the pump trying to keep your fuel guzzling unit happy.
With a TMD Marine air conditioner, we eliminated the power pull to almost half of what traditional air conditioners offer. We knew, to convince mariners to switch from a conventional generator-based unit, we would have to produce an efficiently designed unit with an impressive performance that costs boaters less money.
For those who have owned and worked on generator-based air conditioning units, they know how corrosive and bacteria-harboring they can be. It doesn’t take long for a unit to start to rust given the environments these unit are usually found in. We are in South Florida, we are highly aware of what the salty climate can do to marine equipment.
With TDM units, we use materials and design to ward off the environmental impact like our titanium heat exchangers. TMD Marine is the only manufacturer of marine titanium heat exchangers worldwide!
When you purchase a vessel, either new or previously owned, you purchase the problems that are also present. It’s not unusual to hear new buyers talk about trying to repair their air conditioning units and the frustration that comes with that. These mariners are usually left on their own trying to diagnose the problems of their units only to have to pay a high-ticket price to a marine mechanic to fix their unit.
With a TMD air conditioner, our clients are not subject to this kind of torture and get a team working for them if and when anything goes wrong with their unit. Our systems are designed to be “online” so we can help you understand what is going on with them. We offer this personal service to our clients, with technicians all over the world, because we don’t believe they should be left on their own fending for themselves, especially in the swampy Summer heat.
With a generator-based air conditioner, when something goes wrong, it usually means someone will have to go below deck to diagnose what has happened. There is no real diagnostic option beyond human intervention. Locating an issue with a conventional model is going to require poking around and getting dirty, which usually happens when the captain is wearing his best Tommy Bahama shirt.
With a TMD unit, clients have technology at their hands; literally. Nearly every issue that can go wrong with a TMD unit can be seen by referring to the digital tablet display. This software can identify where a problem exists and can even alert the owner as to anything that “may” occur before it actually does. This is a winner in our clients’ books as they can almost “foresee” when a unit is struggling somewhere, and they can be proactive in their maintenance.
Have questions about our generator-free air conditioners? Contact TMD Marine today to learn more and to get the answers you’re looking for to go generator-free.