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Re: Heat and AC and heat reqirements for Chesapeake in winter?
We moved aboard about a month ago, when water temps were 40ish and air temps were freezing. The heat pump did not do well enough on it's own. We ran a space heater in our cabin at night to supplement.
As water temps have risen to almost 50 and air temps in the 40s and 50s, the heat pump did a great job. No struggle at all.
I think even DC will see it's fair share of cold water and freezing winter temps.
Also need to be concerned over condensation. If you have access to shore power, I would highly consider running a dehumidifier. Showers, cooking, breathing, all add moisture. Not to mention, if you go the route of a fuel burning heat source.
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