About that air conditioning

Old 05-14-2019, 09:08 AM
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About that air conditioning

Not warm enough where I live yet for A/C, but I recall last summer/fall there were comments that the A/C was not particularly cold. Wondering if anyone has had an opportunity to use again now that we are into spring and almost summer. ..and what your thoughts are.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:28 AM
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We’ve had a couple of sunny 80 degree days interspersed between all the 45 degree rainy days and my A/C works well set at 70 with the moonroof shade open in the sun.

I’ve had the car since June 5, 2018 and made it through multiple 90 degree, humid days with no issues last Summer.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:46 AM
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I live in South Florida - use AC 24/7 365 LOL RDX AC works great - no issues at all.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:37 AM
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I hope so. Does anybody know the BTU rating of the system. My Pilot was rated at 19,000 BTUs and it worked great.
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I'll let the group know soon, as I live in southern Arizona, where temps are usually 100+ by now, but luckily, we have had a very mild April and May (so far). My monthly home smart thermostat report for April said the A/C ran 20 hours less (zero hours!) in April 2019 than last year. And I have yet to use it in May.

I've used the RDX A/C a couple of times as the car gets warm when sitting parked in the sun, but haven't been able to test it in the extreme desert heat...yet...
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:13 AM
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I hope so. Does anybody know the BTU rating of the system. My Pilot was rated at 19,000 BTUs and it worked great.
I don't know what brand/model of compressor the RDX uses, but the Civic uses a Delphi 6CVC140E that is rated at 5,500 watts @ 2,000 RPM (18,767 BTU/hr). I suspect the RDX's is similar.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:36 PM
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I have found that with my RDX the default setting for the climate system on Auto has the air going to the floor and defroster vents. In hot weather, cold air blowing against the hot windshield becomes warm. I have to change the mode setting to the dashboard and floor vents to feel cold air, but this turns the AUTO indicator off.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:14 AM
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My A/C doesn't feel cold at all. Also when set to Auto it blows out the feet and defroster vents, nothing out the upper vents. Is this normal? My Lexus NX AC was ice cold and it came out the right vents so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Also the ventilated seats are completely useless. I've worn thin basketball mesh shorts with holes and still didn't feel anything. In the Lexus you could feel the coldness through jeans. I'm wondering if it's another issue I need to have fixed.
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I live in Dallas and I have had to turn down the fan from auto mode due to getting too cold which is very rare for me. Also the fan for the seat I leave on maximum all summer and I can feel it through my pants. You may want to get it all checked out as you should be able to chill this car cabin easily with this AC.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:54 PM
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Why would you want to feel cold?

The A/C when set to Auto maintains whatever cabin temp you set.


Those accustomed to inferior systems seem to think that unless they have goosebumps on their forearms from the bast of air emanating from the dashboard vents they are not getting their moneys worth.

If that's what you want, look elsewhere. Otherwise, you'll like it.

BTW, the ventilated seats on the Advance ain't bad, either.
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The purpose of this is to act more like a central air system rather than a fan. Many vehicles in recent years have been offering this. If you want the air to blow hard out of the dash vents, you can do this manually. Otherwise, automatic mode will unobtrusively and uniformly warm/cool your vehicle to the set temperature. I personally love this feature.
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