Fresh air setting

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steveinleith
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Fresh air setting

Post by steveinleith » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:01 pm

I'm struggling to find a way to get 'fresh air' through the vents (without turning the fans on). The manual mentions a 'smart climate tab', but I can't find this on/from the climate control screen. I have a Life model with no bells and whistles. Any help much appreciated please. Thanks

scott28tt
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by scott28tt » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:59 pm

Life doesn’t have smart climate.
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steveinleith
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by steveinleith » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:01 pm

Thanks. So no way of just getting fresh air?

scott28tt
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by scott28tt » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:05 pm

I can’t say I’ve tried, sorry.
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ColinID3
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by ColinID3 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:13 am

I have found the closest I can get to 'Fresh air' is recirc off with temperature set on "lo", fan on minimum, A/C symbol off; I then set just illuminate the screen symbol if preventing slight misting of windscreen or face to get fresh air bleed to occupants. This combination has a very low impact to kW/hr consumption when stationary, (0.1 at most) and no perceptible fan noise.
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Jono
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by Jono » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:23 am

I think the main problem with what you want, is that the climate system in modern cars just don’t seem to be designed that.

I remember years ago, cars had separate - direct air vents (just forced air from vehicle motion) as well as vents that went through the fans / heaters.

Today, as far as I know, all cars push air in via fans, so without using them, fresh air tends to be minimal

CarterHounslow
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by CarterHounslow » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:54 am

Hate to point out the obvious, why not just open a window if you want fresh air? Not ideal I know at 70mph on a motorway. But I'm always driving with the windows open.

ColinID3
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by ColinID3 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:48 am

Opening the windows does have a significant negative effect on Aerodynamic drag, especially in a cross wind. The more efficient the basic shape of the car (eg ID3!), the greater the detrimental effect of open windows. Below 50 mph this won't have a marked effect, but on the open road it becomes another range reducing factor.
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steveinleith
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Re: Fresh air setting

Post by steveinleith » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:18 am

Thanks for all your help.

I expected more 'open the window' comments :)

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