As summer’s calecent furry returns air conditioning units aboard yachts are usually running at a fast laborious clip. Often we’re called to a boat to investigate a musty smell brought on by these units not being ran on a regular basis often due to poor servicing. Running the A/C at consistant temperature through out your boat not only creates a suitable creature comfort temp but removes humidity from the vessel.
Mold and mildew thrive in humidity producing a sulfur (rotten egg smell) as a bi-product. This musty smell comes from restrictive air flow often as a result of crew failing to clean air filters located at the air handlers or raw water circulation strainers in the engine room. Many times these filters are hard to reach, hidden behind wooden shelfs or in tight compartments, gone unserviced this restricted, dirty air flow across the coils of the air handler prevents a stable balanced room cool down.
Eliminate smell before it starts by applying these tried and true A/C preventative maintenance steps to your on board program.
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