Should I start my air conditioning w/re-circulating air then switch to fresh air after car gets cool?

Asked by Aug 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM about the 1995 Honda Civic Coupe

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No, it is always best to use the outside air at first, this removes the stale air that present inside the vehicle and also removes any hydrocarbons that tend to build up in a hot car, then if the air from the vent is still not cold enough you can switch to recirculating the internal air as it cools. I always leave my system on fresh air, in my area it just does not get really hot enough outside to warrant using recirculating air.

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Thanks. Problem is in my area it sometimes gets very hot & I need to cool things down as quickly as possible. But I never thought about the hydrocarbons. I guess it's a judgement call.

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Then think of it this way, outside air is usually cooler than inside air on a hot day even if it is 120 degrees, so it make sense to pull in the cooler air at start up to flush out the hot as fast as possible.

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