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Your Honda is equipped with a state-of-the-art climate control system that makes traveling comfortable year round, regardless of the weather. Here are some of the subjects that many drivers have questions about regarding their climate control systems:
Controlling the source of air
The Recirculation Button controls the source of the air going through your climate control system. When in the Recirculation Mode, air from the vehicle's interior is re-circulated through the system. Use this Recirculation Mode when driving through smoky or dusty conditions, or when you need maximum A/C cooling. Keeping the system in the Recirculation Mode, however, especially with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog.
Source of outside air coming into the vehicle
Air intakes for both heating and cooling are at the base of the windshield. Keep these clear of leaves and other debris for better operation.
Air exit locations
After circulating the air through the interior, the flow-through ventilation system exhausts it through vents near the rear window.
Cooling down vehicle after it's been sitting in the sun
Start the engine and push the A/C Button to turn on the A/C. Make sure the temperature control lever is all the way to the left. Set the fan to maximum speed. Open the windows partially and select Recirculation Mode. Once the cool air has replaced the warm air, close the windows, switch to Fresh Air Mode and turn the fan to the desired setting.
Air conditioning noise in engine
Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine, especially when driving in stop-and-go traffic or climbing a long, steep hill. You may hear a noise when your compressor engages, but there is nothing wrong with the engine. If any noise does concern you, contact your Honda dealer.
Making the interior dryer and warmer
Use the air-conditioning and heating at the same time. As it cools, the A/C draws moisture out of the air. When used with the heater, it makes the interior dryer and warmer. This procedure works whenever the outside temperature is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Removing fog from windows
Switch on the fan, the defroster, and the A/C. Adjust the temperature control so the air flow from the defroster feels warm. Turn on the rear window defogger.
Need more help? Contact your local Honda Dealer for assistance.