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What do you guys leave your HVAC settings at?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by aspec818, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. aspec818

    aspec818 Member

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    Under normal conditions, do you guys always have your fans blowing? At what temperature is it considered “heating”? I usually leave my fans on at the 1 speed just to have some fresh air. Temp is usually at 63.
     
  2. GoSharks

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    Fan 2 or auto. But 68 is too cool and 69 is too warm. :(
     
  3. Xevex

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    18.5C, fan 1-2, top & mid fan on(pointed to side windows), a/c on.
     
  4. Big Dog

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    70, Auto (SoCal)
     
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  5. whatthe2

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    76 when it was snowing in Denver yesterday. Car was nice and toasty and defrosted when I came out of the gym.
     
  6. RayK

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    +1 Furthermore, I'm directing air flow up at the windshield (defrost mode) and not out the dash vent or floor at fan speed 1. I've found this keeps the windshield from fogging up, keeps my eyes from drying out (contacts) and warms the cabin enough. Also I generally enable the back seat vents as well. I've noticed a slight hit in my daily commute to work since the summer/fall, with the range decreasing an extra 1 mile each way. On very cold mornings (<45F here in Silicon Valley), I turn on the seat heater for the first 5-10 minutes of my drive.
     
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  7. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I use the auto setting 95% of them time. Seems to work well for me.
     
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  8. nomis_nehc

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    68 degrees on auto for most days.
     
  9. BobAbooey

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    69 all the time (auto)
     
  10. Getlib

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    Winter here:
    68° speed 4
    Will try speed 2 this week.
     
  11. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

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    67 degrees F, Auto and air vents directed to blow to the left and right of driver and front passenger. Usually, I have climate control system turned off. If windshield fogs up, I hit the defog icon to clear it up. Haven't had the car in summer yet to use the AC for cooling.
     
  12. mswlogo

    mswlogo Active Member

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    If you run the fan that low it will cause temps to be less stable like you describe. Try bringing fans up a notch or two and I bet you find a temp to your satisfaction. I like fans low too. But too low has some issues.
     
  13. 355rockit

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    I fee same way... 68 seems too cool and 70 too warm. Setting to 69 is acceptable, but still a bit warm.
     
  14. Jackl1956

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    I have 4 daughters. I keep mine set at Willy Nilly.
     
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  15. DB-Cooper

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    Auto works great. When it’s chilly, I set to 66-68F. When it’s warm, 72-74F. The glass window really gives some solar heating, even with tint. I tend to like to acclimate to weather outside so when it’s cold out, I tend to wear more clothes and want it cooler, and when it’s hot, I like it a little warmer.
     
  16. jdcollins5

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    68F Auto normally and adjust temp setting as needed. Always Auto.
     
  17. JBT66

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    68 for cooling or 70 for heating.
     
  18. Need

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    I had it at 70 auto for the summer, now it is winter, I changed it to 68 auto.
     
  19. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    69 in general (auto + recirculation) or 72 when pointed at my face.

    My one and only complaint is that the circulation setting keeps turning off randomly so I have to keep checking every few minutes to make sure it's still on.
     
  20. ngogas

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    69 to 71 in Utah with temp around 30 on auto.
     

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