Not sure if this is the right section to post this in but it said HVAC
so I am going to give it a try.
We have been living aboard
at the dock
for a while now and are preparing to get away from docks. This means no more (or much less often) shore power
. We have relied on our reverse cycle ACs to provide heat when it gets cold.
We are currently in north eastern Florida
so it doesn't get that cold that often but we do get some pretty uncomfortable cold snaps. We have easily seen in the 30s some nights in the winter.
I understands the traditional wisdom of going south in the winter to stay warmer and we would like to do that but it is not something we can do quickly or easily based on land requirements (jobs).
My question is, what are other people doing to keep their boat
warm? We have a 41' boat
I have seen several different heaters (diesel, solid fuel
, electric) that are available.
does not seem possible because of energy usage. We are in the process of changing our batteries
to a 400 amp hour lithium. I still do not see how we could run electric
heaters for any useful period of time.
The other types that require a somewhat large hole in the deck
the fumes seems like overkill for a handful of weeks out of the year.
I have also seen the Wabasto Air Top heater
(like the semi cabin
heaters) that burn diesel
. These seem like an awesome unit and would work
well but they cost ~$2k or more. Again doesn't seem to make sense for a few weeks out of the year.
Anyone have any input or thoughts?
Thank you for your feedback!