Are you looking for a way to protect your boat during the cold winter months? Exposure to freezing temperatures exposes your boat to  unnecessary stress, wear and tear. With the help of Marine Heating Systems you can protect the critical systems of your boat, including the water system, engine and batteries. 

The right heating systems extend your time on the water and give you peace of mind. But you need to make sure you get the most efficient and safest heater possible. Not sure where to start? Here's how to take the next steps to keep your boat as safe as possible during winter. 

How Warm Are Marine Heating Systems?

A marine heating system capable of keeping your boat warm and toasty is a good option if you're focused exclusively on staying warm in the cabin.

However, if you're more interested in safely keeping your battery and other components from freezing, you may not need an expensive marine heating system. Instead, a boat bilge heater protects your engine, battery, and other systems from freeze damage.  As a side benefit, these heater help keep your engine compartment dry, and reduces the risk of mold and mildew. 

Bilge heaters are also significantly less expensive and are designed to run as efficient as possible. You don't end up paying for fuel to warm up your boat to levels you don't need, but instead, protection for your boat. Xtreme Heaters circulate air effectively and heats more evenly for the most accurate climate control. The automatic thermostat turns the heater on at 40°F and 55°F +/-3 for with a failsafe design that never overheats. 

Are Marine Heating Systems Safe?

Depending on the manufacturer, marine heating systems are safe but aren't always appropriate to use unattended. As a result, you may still need another option to protect your engine compartment and battery from freezing or mildew. 

Unfortunately, you can't use just anything in your engine compartment. Boat fires occur every year, caused by improper devices being used where they shouldn't such as light bulbs or space heaters placed in the bilge or engine compartment. Reports from the Freeze and Fire Prevention show that heaters are the leading cause of winter vessel fires. A robust, professionally installed system may work for your needs. But portable heaters are increasingly dangerous. 

Xtreme Heaters set out to make a product that's safe, efficient, reliable and affordable to use. We employ Positive Temperature Coefficient technology to self-regulate our heaters temperature for safely. They automatically turn off and on when they reach optimal temperature conditions and provide a 2-year warranty to ensure your Xtreme heater works efficiently, reliably, and safely for peace of mind.

Our heaters have been independently tested through the American Boat and Yacht Council, Military Specification, and Coast Guard standards. We exceed testing expectations and always put your safety first. Best of all, you can leave them running unattended and trust they will keep your engine compartment safe.

Are Marine Heating Systems Expensive?

Marine heating systems get expensive quickly, especially if you have a large vessel. The installation, maintenance, and repairs are also important cost considerations.

Fueling your marine heating system is also costly during winter and should factor into your budget. Despite the high costs, the trade-off may be worth it if you plan to spend your winter days on the water, want to camp out or live on your boat year-round.

Instead, you can purchase an inexpensive engine compartment heater for just a few hundred dollars. Xtreme Heaters also offers several sizes to scale up from the smallest to the largest boats, so you're only paying for what you need. Our heaters are also easy to install in awkward spaces with an easy-to-use mount. 

Next Steps

Are you ready for an alternative to marine heating systems? Check out our entire selection of small to large boat heaters for sale here, or get in touch to discuss which heater is ideal for your boat, RV, or other structure.