K2 Marine Air Conditioners that have been designed and developed to optimize performance for your boat air conditioning needs. K2 Air Systems has gained extensive knowledge over time by providing marine air conditioning solutions to boaters. Understanding the demands of boaters, K2 Air Systems has developed marine air conditioning units that are reliable and affordably priced.
Marine Air Conditioner FAQ
Have boat air conditioning questions before you make your decision? We can help.
WHAT CAPACITY (BTU) MARINE A/C UNIT DO I NEED FOR MY BOAT?
Calculate the volume of the space you’ll be cooling (LxWxH). Multiply volume by 14 BTU/cubic foot, then add 1,000 BTUs. Call us for help figuring out marine air conditioner size.
WHAT IS A SELF-CONTAINED MARINE AIR CONDITIONER?
WHAT IS A MARINE CHILLER / CHILLED WATER A/C SYSTEM?
Chilled water marine air conditioners consist of a chiller, located in the engine room, that cools (or heats) fresh water, then pumps it through an insulated piping loop to air handlers located in the living spaces, where the air is cooled (or heated).
WHAT MARINE A/C TYPE WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR MY BOAT?
Self-contained units are generally the best solution for boats up to 40′, split systems are found on boats up to 80′ in length, and chiller units are used on larger boats and yachts. Contact us for the right solution for your boat.
CAN I INSTALL MY MARINE AIR CONDITIONER MYSELF?
For the more handy boaters out there, you may be able to install your unit on your own. Search for installation / electrical connection support videos from the manufacturer.
WHAT IS A SPLIT SYSTEM MARINE AIR CONDITIONER?
A split system has the a/c components split between two separate units (condensing unit and evaporating unit) installed in different locations and connected by insulated copper tubing through which the refrigerant travels.
WHAT IS REVERSE CYCLE HEATING?
Many marine air conditioners have a reverse-cycle mode, which changes the flow of refrigerant and turns the system into a heat pump. The compressor pumps hot, pressurized refrigerant into the air handler where it transfers its heat to the cabin via the flow of cool cabin air over the coils.