Air Con question

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johnh2000
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Air Con question

Post by johnh2000 » 03 Dec 2009, 12:58

Hi everyone

I have just purchased a Xsara Picasso 2 HDi with Climate Control. This is my first car with air con, I have a very basic question, should the system heat as well as cool? During the cold spell we have just had the heater seemed to warm at about the same speed as a non air con car (about 10 minutes). Clearing the front screen condensation took about 10 minutes as well.

Is this about right or is the air con in need of a service?

Thanks in advance

John

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Post by HDI » 03 Dec 2009, 13:14

Yes , aircon heats as well as cools , in fact from a cold start aircon heats up the interior much quicker than the engine will. Also , demisting with aircon should be very quick.
May need a re-gas.

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Post by johnh2000 » 03 Dec 2009, 13:20

Thanks for that, I apreciate you rapid responce.

John

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Post by Paul-R » 03 Dec 2009, 14:45

Yes, a screenful of condensation (not frost) should clear in a minute or so with aircon on.

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Post by citroenxm » 03 Dec 2009, 20:27

In fact a good working system will demist a WHOLE CAR in moments!!

Tried it in dads 206 HDi, it was all steamed up, so I switched it on, and with in moments it was all clear, heater was on warm too, its because it acts as two things, Air Con cooler for summer and also a De Humidifier / Air Dryer other times, even with the heater on warm, as the in comming air ALWAYS passes over the Air Con Evaporator behind the dash, air con on or not...

Paul