On hot days, the air conditioning system in the car is indispensable. Particularly in midsummer, the air conditioning system is often running at full blast and is supposed to cool down the vehicle as quickly as possible. But we all know the problem: it often takes far too long for the temperature in the car to drop and for driving comfort to increase. With the following tips and tricks, you can cool down the interior of your vehicle quickly and efficiently.
The most important steps at a glance:
- park the car in the shade and darken the windows
- Ventilate the vehicle before starting the journey
- Start the engine and leave the windows open
- Switch on air conditioner to lowest temperature and turn up blower
- After approx. close windows for 3 minutes
- leave circulating air on for about 5 minutes
- Never direct cooling air directly at the body
- Air conditioner max. Set the temperature 5 °C below the outside temperature
- Ca. switch off the air conditioning 3 minutes before the end of the journey
- Have the air conditioner checked regularly
Greenhouse effect in the car
Finding a parking space in the shade is often difficult in summer. Temperatures rise rapidly, especially when the vehicle is parked in the sun for a long period of time. The so-called greenhouse effect occurs in the car. With closed windows and an outside temperature of 30 °C, a parking time of 60 minutes results in a temperature of almost 60 °C inside the car. In order to reduce this extreme heat as much as possible, the windows should be well covered during a longer parking period and the car should be aired out before the next journey.