Plagued by Unhealthy Air
Champion sport fishing vessel the Big Oh and its crew spend many days at sea competing in some of the world’s biggest tournaments. During tournament season, when boat owner Gray Ingram lives aboard his boat, he noticed that cooking and other odors lingered in the saloon, and that his sinuses became congested when sleeping on-board.
Due to the damp and confined nature of on-board living spaces, stuffy, smelly and unhealthy air is common on boats of all sizes. The build-up of fumes, odors, mold, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) create problems for many boaters. Poor ventilation leads to dampness that causes unpleasant smells and contributes to health issues such as eye and respiratory-tract irritation.
Cooking on-board, especially meals featuring fish, added another dimension of pungent, lingering odors to the indoor environment of the Big Oh.
Salvation Through In-Duct Air Purification
To remove the contaminants that caused odors and unhealthy air, Ingram installed two of Dometic’s Innovation Award-winning In-Duct Breathe Easy tubes to purify the air. The first Breathe Easy was installed in the boat’s saloon to eliminate cooking odors, and to eliminate the contaminants causing his breathing problems, a second was installed in the master stateroom.
Designed to work silently within the ducting of a yacht’s air conditioning system, the Breathe Easy tubes use ultraviolet light and photocatalytic nano-mesh technology to remove up to 99.9% of the biological and chemical contaminants—including the odors of tobacco smoke, mildew, mustiness, chemical vapors, and toilets. The result is fresher, cleaner and healthier air for everyone on board.
With each re-circulating pass through the air conditioning system equipped with Breathe Easy tubes, the contaminated air aboard the Big Oh became cleaner, healthier, and odor free.
The Sweet Smell of Victory Over Bad Air
“We cook a lot on-board, and the Breathe Easy gets rid of the smells real fast,” said Ingram.
“I live on-board when we travel and always had problems with congestion and sinus drainage, but have not had a problem since we installed the Breathe Easy,” he said.
Ingram added, “I’m very pleased with the product and will definitely have Breathe Easy units on-board any new boats I get in the future.”
(Click the video link in the Tool Box/Useful Links to watch Gray Ingram's testimonial)