|The two 16,000 btu Marine Air condensers|
As suspected, this boat has an extremely expensive a/c system on board. There are two 16,000 btu "chiller" condensers in the forward starboard locker and five air handlers - one in each cabin and one in the saloon. The "chiller" condensers are supposedly the more expensive and more energy efficient kinds to have - Shawn over at S.A.L.T. told us that each one would cost around $4k to replace. And to top it off, each air handler has its own digital thermostat to control the temperature having both a "heat" setting and a "cool" setting as it acts very similar to a household heat pump system.
|Digital Thermostat in each cabin and saloon|
|The saloon control and vent|
|Part of the control boxes that house system circuit boards|
|The saloon air handler (before installing a new filter) - each cabin has one of these nicely installed|
Here's the break-down:
New circuit board and labor: $1100
Complete recharge of system with 407c: $400
Sleeping in a cold cabin on a hot and sticky night: PRICELESS!!