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#1 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

I have owned this C-Max for 3-1/2 years, and our Escape even longer, and never knew there was Fresh Air Mode.

It seems to use next to no energy on the left display.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Yeah I've been doing that for the past 3 years +.  I usually press the arrows either up or down and then press it again.  This turns the climate draw off from something to nothing.  I thought it was a bug since I already turned the AC off.  

 

If you are getting too much air to your face with the lowest speed fan, use both down and up arrows together and half will go down half will go up and in essence you will slow down the up air speed.

 

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#3 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:51 PM

Thanks Raja,  I will try the Double Arrow trick.



#4 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:42 AM

There are a couple vents facing downwards just under the two center console vents. There is a knob in the center that allows you to open/close them. Decreases amount to face as well.

#5 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

I just found this out too. I had been using 60 as the set point but it was getting too warm so I turned it down one click and noticed max fax speed and was excited.

The downward vents I usually leave opened just a tad to keep my lap cool but not too cold when using a/c

#6 OFFLINE   Milkman

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:31 PM

Wish the video was available, hard to follow just the directions. 



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

What is this "fresh air mode"?



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:09 PM

Fresh air mode means just pulling in outside air with no added AC or heat. For our cars it is pretty simple to do. Turn down the temp to LO, turn off AC as it will turn on full blast at this point. Then change vents and fan speed as desired.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

Ahh gotcha... yeah I like using that in the Focus Electric in lieu of A/C during the milder weather.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

That's impossible in most of the cars I've owned since 1985 or so, and I've missed it. I'll try for fresh air once it gets warmer.



#11 OFFLINE   Levi Smith

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:46 AM

I'd doubt it's impossible in many cars, you just have to do it like described here. Temp on lowest, AC off.

 

What I miss is actual outside flow through air that I had in my 1997 Subaru last.  Meaning no fan required either.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:18 AM

I'd doubt it's impossible in many cars, you just have to do it like described here. Temp on lowest, AC off.

 

What I miss is actual outside flow through air that I had in my 1997 Subaru last.  Meaning no fan required either.

Doesn't that happen if you set floor and dash vents as you want them and turn the system off?

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:27 AM

Not that I've felt. It's possible there is air to some degree but when I shut the climate control off I don't feel any air flow at all. Whereas in my old Subaru you could feel definitely air flow while driving.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

Most modern cars I've seen with electronically operated controls (not necessarily auto climate controls) will turn on recirc and essentially close off outside air when the system is turned off.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:16 AM

Focus and C-Max both appear to work that way. I am considering a small 12V dash space heater in the Focus since the heat & defrost hurts most in that one... (planning a 300W unit but I will have to run a new 30 or 40A circuit to support it, too much current for the cig lighter socket)

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:01 PM

I've been experimenting using recirc mode during my normal commute, which is all freeway.  I did this for air quality reasons, but I've noticed that I seem to be getting way better EV range, even though I have to run the AC to keep the car from getting too hot in the afternoon, and heat in the morning for the opposite reason.  In the past I'd use the "fresh air mode" and no AC or heat.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:11 AM

well this will save my window motors...thanks!



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:38 AM

I've been experimenting using recirc mode during my normal commute, which is all freeway.  I did this for air quality reasons, but I've noticed that I seem to be getting way better EV range, even though I have to run the AC to keep the car from getting too hot in the afternoon, and heat in the morning for the opposite reason.  In the past I'd use the "fresh air mode" and no AC or heat.

I would imagine recirc + A/C saves something vs. opening windows, but I don't get how it's saving you anything vs. "fresh air mode".  Surely pulling air into the fresh air vent doesn't disrupt the aerodynamics that much?










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