It is difficult to imagine traveling in a car without an efficient car air conditioner during the summer. At this time of the year, the air conditioner is not only necessary to keep you cool but also to prevent heat-related ailments. The popularity of car air conditioners has also increased the general awareness about them. However, there are still a few things that you may not know about air conditioners.

To help you out, we have listed 5 tips that can help you boost your car AC’s efficiency.

1. Roll Down The Windows

There is a way to quickly cool down your car without cranking the air conditioning system all the way up. Once you get inside your car, roll all four windows down, then start driving. You wouldn’t have to go faster than 10 or 15 miles per hour just to let fresh air circulate inside your car. Just drive for a bit that way to force the hot, stagnant air out.

2. Park Away From Sunlight 

Parking the car cool can help the AC to perform efficiently. Keeping your car away from direct sunlight or keeping it under the shade helps to avoid overheating and it also makes it easier for AC to cool better. If the AC is already super hot before you turn it on, it may take longer to cool the car.

3. Recirculation Mode 

After turning on the car AC for a while, you should enable the recirculation mode once you start getting cool air. The recirculation mode makes sure that the AC does not pull the air outside and uses the air available in the car cabin. This mode helps the AC to cool the car quickly without much effort.

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4. Clean AC Filters 

Dirty AC filters can obstruct air intake. Due to this, the appliance takes longer to cool the car resulting in hefty fuel bills. It is advised that you should keep your car AC filters clean. Experts suggest that you should clean the filters from time to time. If the filters are too clogged, you should go for a replacement.

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5. Set The Temperature 

People believe that the car AC will provide better cooling when the temperature setting is set to low. However, that is not the case. 24 degrees is considered the ideal temperature for the human body and any AC will take less load to achieve that target compared to the lowest temperature setting.

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