With the upcoming of winter, why we should still run auto air conditioner? - Ford Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
CarlBiz's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1
 
With the upcoming of winter, why we should still run auto air conditioner?

It used to be true that it was a good idea to run your AC every few weeks in the winter, just to keep the seals in good condition. I suspect this may no longer be needed due to improvement in materials, but I'd like to hear from someone who knows.Noticed the Winter A/C Maintenance here, we should still run auto air conditioner in winter?

CarlBiz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017
Apprentice
 
Kraig1957's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: San Joaquin Valley
Posts: 137
 
Garage
Doesn't the AC compressor run when you run the defroster, to dehumidify the interior and defog the windows?



2010 Kona Blue GT Premium traded in June 2016 for a 2016 Oxford White GT Premium with Ceramic interior. Automatic transmission, Sync3, p265/35r20 tires, Shaker audio system. Other vehicles 1964 Pontiac Catalina 389, 1972 Pontiac Lemans 400, 1967 Ford F-100 352, 2016 Ford F-350 Dually, 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX.
Kraig1957 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017
BOSS Member
 
Beechkid's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,447
           
YES!!!!! as long as the compressor is activated by either AC or heat settings, it's being exercised....and that is necessary to keep the seals in good shape and keep the vanes the same.

:hello:
Member: Never trust a person over 40 who drives a Chevy club
Flatheads ain't so bad!
Certified backyard mechanic I & II
Beechkid is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017
GT Member
4.6L Member
S197 Member
 
Dana W's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Oviedo FLA
Posts: 2,037
 
I run my A/C almost all winter, but then I live in Florida. Even then it does get cold once in a while.

I normally do run heat and A/C at the same time when its cold. It keeps the inside air dehumidified, and the windshield clear. If it's warm in the car and cold outside, the inside of the windshield will fog up from just breathing if it's not set on Def. And yup, the A/C comes on when you set the switch to Defog/Defrost.

The night Irma moved in with us, I needed a Defrog setting. Some of my neighbors still need a Degator setting.


130 total pounds of Pitbull ruled by 8 pounds of cat.
Dana W is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2017
Apprentice
5.0L Member
S197 Member
 
TheBert's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2017
Location: Laytonsville
Posts: 72
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlBiz View Post
It used to be true that it was a good idea to run your AC every few weeks in the winter, just to keep the seals in good condition. I suspect this may no longer be needed due to improvement in materials, but I'd like to hear from someone who knows.Noticed the Winter A/C Maintenance here, we should still run auto air conditioner in winter?
I run my A/C often in the late fall, winter and early spring. It is great at removing water from air inside the passenger cabin. Windshield fogged up, run the A/C and direct it out the "defrosting" vents on the dash.
TheBert is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1