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Old 07-12-2022, 04:19 PM   #1
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Aircon effectiveness

Hi all! I would like to hear your experiences: Do you find the Aircon to be a little on the weak side? My experience with modern and modern-ish cars is that they get freezing cold when the Aircon is cranked up (beyond the midway setting point), so usually I'm at setting 1 or 2 (out of 4) for extended driving. But with the (2022) BRZ I find that I have to crank up to midway or higher on hot days in order to not be uncomfortably warm. I would like to hear other people's experience so I can figure out of if it's a common issue. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2022, 04:32 PM   #2
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I set mine to full auto and just adjust the temp. The AC for me has been really good and usually keep it 71-74 and I live in FL where we've been upper 90's low 100's daily. No issues with AC keeping up.
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Old 07-12-2022, 04:47 PM   #3
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Cold as balls on mine.
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Old 07-12-2022, 05:14 PM   #4
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No issues here.

On my 2013 the AC was weak and I needed to add some coolant to it.
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Old 07-12-2022, 06:05 PM   #5
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In Texas where we've already had 30+ days over 100 this year - blows super cold and has no issue keeping up. I just leave it on automatic mode at the temp I like (71-72). I do have good quality ceramic tint all around.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:49 PM   #6
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it's incredible on mine... thing gets down to set temp FAST
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:50 PM   #7
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Really cold.
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Drivers side was blowing warm air last month, blowing 42 degrees now after adding a 1/2 can of freon.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:06 PM   #9
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Did you press the "Max A/C" button? I made that mistake too already lol, didn't realize there was 2 different A/C modes.
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Did you press the "Max A/C" button? I made that mistake too already lol, didn't realize there was 2 different A/C modes.
Max A/C is just A/C with recirculation instead of sucking air in from outside.
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Max A/C is just A/C with recirculation instead of sucking air in from outside.
Yup, and "auto" will automatically set the system to recirc depending on the difference between current temp and your desired temp.

I echo the recommendations to install ceramic tint. It blocks heat very well, so the A/C system doesn't have to work as hard.
In the heat of the summer, I'd rather get into a black car with ceramic tint than a white car with no ceramic tint, and I've owned multiples of both of those combos.
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Hi all! I would like to hear your experiences: Do you find the Aircon to be a little on the weak side?
The few times I used it and thought the same thing. Those were days that were 90+ with a very high level of humidity. I donít think anything is defective though.
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Like the others have said, my A/C performs like a champ. In fact it is so cold, I've had to raise the temp on the Auto settings because it is too cold and I'm trying to find the best way to aim the vents so it doesn't freeze me out of the car.

On 100F days with humidity driving the heat index north of 110, I've been quite comfortable in the car.

This car seems to do a good job of both the volume of air it moves and the temperature of the air itself. My last two cars have struggled with at least one of those two variables. In my MK6 GTI, the air temp was good, but even on high the vents moved very little air. My F30 BMW 4 series moved a lot of air, but it never got as cool as I'd like. The BMW also had the extra bennefit of the condenser freezing/icing up in high humidity when run for long periods of time. Lovely design flaw....
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Old 07-13-2022, 01:04 PM   #14
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I remember reading a similar thread a few years ago. My '13 is a bit on the weak side. That thread got me to thinking that the factory may have skimped on the refrigerant to save some money. It hasn't bothered me enough to go through the trouble of tweaking the charge. Without a sight glass, we need to follow a detailed procedure to get it just right.
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