Well, I see there hasn't been a whole lot of discussion on air conditioning
on board the Helia, but we came across 2 items that I wanted to share.
1) We have the factory installed air cons and after using them, I would notice pools of water
in or near the compartment where they're located. After tracing all the condensation
drain hoses, checking the connections for tightness and watching the units themselves for leaks
and not finding anything, I was stumped.
When we arrived in Miami
, our dealer informed us that the leak is caused by a crack in the condensation
drain pan which resulted from FP over tightening the connection for the condensation hose. They pulled our air con units (all 6 of them!) and discovered that 4 of them had this issue. Once patched up, the units are nice and dry but hopefully this will just be a heads up for others who may experience this issue.
2) We've had issues with air getting into the intake line for the air con pumps. This leads to the High Pressure fault and could damage the pump. The fix for this has been to loosen one of the hoses coming off the pump to let out the air until water
comes out and then retighten the connections. This has happened several times so I will eventually install a value that can be used to easily bleed the system.