Automatic Climate Control (Automatic A/C) in Cars:
The Automatic Climate Control system is the most advanced of all the air conditioning systems in cars. It effectively controls the cabin temperature and humidity levels. In Climate Control, you can set the cabin temperature of your choice. However, the system controls it regardless of the outside air temperature and humidity. Some advanced systems offer Dual-zone climate control with automatic recirculation mode.
The automatic climate control system provides an individual feel-good climate for the occupants. It automatically controls the temperature, air-flow and air distribution inside the cabin. The climate control system also controls the fan speed and air circulation.
In some cases, the automatic climate control system provides electronic regulation of the air temperature, air flow rate, and air distribution. Some systems provide the defroster nozzles for the windscreen and side windows to eliminate the fogging effect. Nowadays, budget cars also offer an Automatic Air-Conditioner (a step-down version of Automatic Climate Control) with a touch screen panel for ease of use.
Automatic Climate Control in Luxury Cars:
Some ultra-luxury cars offer the state-of-the-art 4-zone air-conditioning. It includes an additional rear cabin air-conditioning unit with controls at the front and rear for fan speed and temperature. In some cars such as the Bentley Mulsanne, you can control the rear air conditioner by the folding rear center-armrest console.
Furthermore, some manufacturers, nowadays, provide an air-conditioned or cooled glove-box as a convenience option. So, it is getting popular among the budget car buyers. It keeps the water bottles/beverage cans cool. The cooled glove-box uses the cool air generated by the car’s air conditioner to cool the stuff put in it. So, you can keep water-bottles and cans of aerated drinks to cool them.
Tips for using the Climate Control effectively:
Always keep the front grill clear of any obstructions for the proper functioning of the air conditioner.
Always keep the windows rolled up to maximize the efficiency of the A/c.
Keep the air conditioner in the recirculation mode when in use
Use the ‘Fresh-Air’ mode only when it is necessary.
To improve fuel efficiency, use the air-conditioner only when it is necessary.