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passive air circulation? and/or fan without AC?

vents fan climate control

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#1 OFFLINE   SFCohen

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

It seems like in every other car I've driven, when the car is moving there is air being pushed through the vents - enough that unless it's really hot outside, there's a pleasant little breeze and no need to turn on the fan or AC. Not so in the CMax: without the fan on, there's nothing coming through the vents, and it can get pretty stuffy in the car unless you roll down a window (which is loud at highway speed). Is there a reason the passenger cabin is sealed up like this?

 

Alternatively, is there a way to turn on the fan without triggering the AC? It seems like unless I can closely match the outside temp, it will blow either heated or cooled air rather than just circulating outside air. I'd like to avoid sacrificing range, and I also don't want chilled air blowing on me when the ambient temp is OK. What am I missing?

 

Thanks!

[=sfc=]









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#2 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

Set the temp and use the AC OFF button to turn the AC compressor off. Use the system in manual mode and

set the fan speed to your desired settings.

 

Most (98%) of all gas operated vehciles have a fresh air supply design mandated by the DOT to eliminate

the possiblity of asphyxiation from hydrocarbons. I think they allow these types of vehciles to bypass the

requirements. My Diesel Truck is the same. No forced airflow from the HVAC system while it's off. I prefer

not to have it. Back in the 60's GM coined the term " Astro Ventilation"



#3 OFFLINE   stevedebi

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:55 AM

It seems like in every other car I've driven, when the car is moving there is air being pushed through the vents - enough that unless it's really hot outside, there's a pleasant little breeze and no need to turn on the fan or AC. Not so in the CMax: without the fan on, there's nothing coming through the vents, and it can get pretty stuffy in the car unless you roll down a window (which is loud at highway speed). Is there a reason the passenger cabin is sealed up like this?

 

Alternatively, is there a way to turn on the fan without triggering the AC? It seems like unless I can closely match the outside temp, it will blow either heated or cooled air rather than just circulating outside air. I'd like to avoid sacrificing range, and I also don't want chilled air blowing on me when the ambient temp is OK. What am I missing?

 

Thanks!

[=sfc=]

My recent Fords have all been this way. I have to turn the fans on and the A/C off to get vent.



#4 OFFLINE   Taz

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 06:54 AM

I have gone with Vent Visor and just crack my windows a bit. Also as mentioned use the manual mode and deselect AC.

 

The vent visors are great as well for keeping the cabin from getting as hot in the summer and still keeping the rain out. I haven't noticed any whistling from wind going around them on the highway.



#5 OFFLINE   jeromep

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:08 PM

I pulled the following from the online owner's guide.  It specifies what needs to be done to "vent" the cabin.

 

In mild weather, you can improve your fuel economy when using the climate control system by using outside air instead of air conditioning.

  • Turn the temperature control knob(s) so the interior temperature is set to 60°F (15.5°C).
  • Set the air distribution to panel or floor (or both).
  • Press A/C to turn the air conditioning off.
  • Press the recirculated air button so fresh air enters the vehicle.
  • Press the small fan button until the fan is at its lowest setting.

I think this most directly addresses your need.











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