New AC

Gregory S

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My original Marineairr 16000BTU unit bit the dust after 26 years. I installed a new Dometic 16000 ECU retrofit kit. Great price at imarineusa and easy installation. This unit is much more efficient and a lot quieter than the original unit. My marine HVAC guy said it would take about 6 weeks to get a unit. I found it on the internet and saved about $900 and had it in 3 days! Very pleased with the final result.
 

PascalG

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Don’t expect the new units to last 26 years though. You ll be lucky if it lasts 10 years. The new Dometic stuff is crap
 

Bill D.

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Dang, I thought he was talking about how long I'll last.
 

PascalG

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No it’s true.... in the last 15 years I have seen a cruisair compressor making it to 10 years. I ve replaced quite a few complete air handlers or blowers as well.
 

boatbum

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Are those on the live aboard or the big guns? If so they probably get heavy use compared to some other boaters.
 

PascalG

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Here in so Florida ACs are always running so it doesn’t matter whether it s a live aboard or small boat or big boat.
 
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