With the year-round heat of South Florida, installing a marine air conditioner for your vessel is a given. But how do you know what kind of marine AC is right for your boat/yacht? If you’ve ever been curious about self contained air conditioners, but unsure if they are right for your vessel, check out this brief guide to self-contained AC units.
The self-contained air conditioner is an ideal cooling solution for boats with 1-3 cabins. With different unit sizes based on your vessel’s square feet, these units are a compact, quiet, and efficient marine AC solution that make the perfect fit for medium/small vessels.
The location that you choose to have your marine AC installed matters. As a general rule your unit should be installed in a dry and ventilated location. It’s also beneficial to place your unit within cabinets for optimal function and aesthetic.
Condensation is a normal part of self-contained air conditioner function, but where to discharge this condensation is up for debate. You can choose to have water drained from a tray under the fins into a sump OR overboard. Both have their advantages/disadvantages, so it's best to consult a professional beforehand.
At Beard Marine Group, we offer marine self-contained air conditioners to Miami, West Palm Beach, Dania Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Key West, and the surrounding areas. By partnering with the most reputable marine AC manufacturers, including Marine Air, Cruisair, Aqua Air, and Condaria, we work with you, your budget, and your needs to find you the right self-contained air conditioner for your vessel.
With over 40 years of experience offering the best marine technology and cooling systems to South Florida, our reputation for unmatched customer service and quality solutions proceeds us. We even offer a 24-hour dockside service to ensure that all your needs are met 365 days a year. Contact us today to learn more about marine self-contained air conditioners for your vessel!