Really understanding your Air conditioner controls will help you beat the heat. The Max AC or Recirculate button or lever or switch as circled above is one major key.
Your car struggles to cool outside air coming into your car over 80 degrees. So when outside temperatures soar to say 95 your car allows you to use already cooled air inside the car by selecting either recirculate or Max AC. So the air inside the car keeps getting colder and colder by cooling off air that’s already cooler. Here are six things you can do to speed the process and at the same time keep your car from smelling like gym socks later this summer.
1. Park in the shade
2. Crack your windows when parking if no sign of rain
3. When getting into the car roll the windows all the way down. (get the hot air out)
4. Drive the first ¼ mile with the windows at least part of the way down.
5. Start off with you’re a/c drawing fresh air (Not Recirculate or MAX). This outside air both starts you off better than the hot air in the car but outside air is a natural antibiotic for your system killing the bacteria inside your condenser ducts and fins that causes that gym socks smell. MAX or Recirculate works so much better when they are not starting off with the hot air already inside the car after sitting.
6. After the car begins to cool then go to the MAX and Recirculate settings and close the windows. Never run on Recirculate or MAX when the temperature outside is below 80 degrees. remember outside air cleans your system.