Ocean Link carries hydronic and forced hot air marine heating systems.
Forced hot air systems are the simplest and most cost effective to install. These systems run off the marine electrical DC system and use diesel fuel. A burn chamber heats the air and distributes it through the boat using ducts. A central thermostat controls the temperature for the whole system. An effective hot air system will re-circulate most of its air from the cabin while drawing some from the outside to keep it fresh.
Hydronic systems heat water in a burner and circulate heat to different locations where air handlers can respond to thermostats, which allows for multiple heating zones. The space to run heat lines is considerably less than the 4-inch ducts required for hot air systems, but the labor is greater. This type of system generally provides more comfortable, even heat for owners who spend a lot of time aboard.
Call us to discuss the advantages and disadvantages to both types of marine heating systems. 401-683-4434.