Gareth wrote:TheInsanity1234 wrote:There isn't an 'economy' mode...
I found an online Yeti Owners Manual - all the systems that are described as 'air conditioning' have a mode where the cooling function can be disabled.
We have a Climatronic system on ours though.
The only "economy" thing you could do to it would be to switch off the AC, but it makes very little difference in terms of consumption so we tend to leave it on all the time. It's probably better for the AC bits'n'bobs to be left running all the time rather than every so often.
Gareth wrote:TheInsanity1234 wrote:But what I'm trying to do is trap all the heat possible in the engine, with recirculate, it's still taking heat out of the engine to warm the cabin up. The car puts warming up the cabin first, then warming the engine second.
It's generally more important to keep the windows clear than it is to warm the engine.
Which is why I tend to run the demister function if necessary, and when the windows are demisted, I'll switch off the climatronic to aid heating up the engine.
Gareth wrote:If the windows are properly clear, helping the engine warm up quicker might improve fuel economy for the journey.
The main reason for wanting the engine to be fully warmed is to be able to use higher engine speeds without causing unnecessary wear.
Eh, well. I'm not bothered by economy anyway, it's mainly because I tend to rev the engine a lot, and so having an engine up to temperature is ideal for me.