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Not sure how old your other vehicles but Subaru air conditioner is variable clutchless and very efficient also the heat is part of the temperature control system. My best advice just because you are adjusting the cabin temp doesn't mean there is issue. Different manufacturer different rules. BTW have you verified psi of 134a refrigerant to insure you are at manufacture's specs.

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Well yeah, you guys are in Michigan. Your cold and the cold we see in Seattle ain't quite the same thing!
So, you never wear a warmer shirt or jacket in the winter? They would necessitate a lower temp to be comfortable compared to wearing a t-shirt!

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I'm "set and forget" at 70F. The only time I crank it is winter driving when I need the heat to keep the windshield from icing up.
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So, you never wear a warmer shirt or jacket in the winter? They would necessitate a lower temp to be comfortable compared to wearing a t-shirt!
Sure. I switch from a lighter jacket to leather. But compared to the cold you all see, it's nothing here.

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Okay, so if I have to set mine to 63 in the winter months and 70 - 72 in the summer... does that mean it is not working properly? My Ford, GM and VW's I never had to fiddle with it. I would just set it and forget it for the most part (although the GM had the annoying habit of either blowing COLD air on your face in the winter at full blast or HOT air in the summer full blast until the car got to temp). I will never own another GM again.
its working as designed. ive had 2 subies with acc and one ford and a nissan. the ford and nissan are much better systems in full auto imo. in both those cars i set it at 70 year round and it was perfect. i think the suby uses higher fan speeds than those systems so it make it feel cool/warmer due to the higher air flow. the suby also does the crazy defrost thing when you first turn it on. in my suby its 68 in heating mode and 71 in cooling mode. if its inbetween im constantly fiddling with it.
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its working as designed. ive had 2 subies with acc and one ford and a nissan. the ford and nissan are much better systems in full auto imo. in both those cars i set it at 70 year round and it was perfect. i think the suby uses higher fan speeds than those systems so it make it feel cool/warmer due to the higher air flow. the suby also does the crazy defrost thing when you first turn it on. in my suby its 68 in heating mode and 71 in cooling mode. if its inbetween im constantly fiddling with it.



Thanks... most likely when Summer fully gets here and it is hot out, I will be able to set it and forget it.


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It's physics. You'll feel cold if the AC is blowing even when the ambient temperature is high. The same is not necessarily true for heater. It has to do with thermodynamics.

Turn the AC off, wait for 5 minutes, you'll notice you're hot again.
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It's physics. You'll feel cold if the AC is blowing even when the ambient temperature is high. The same is not necessarily true for heater. It has to do with thermodynamics.

Turn the AC off, wait for 5 minutes, you'll notice you're hot again.
That is the biggest reason I am not a fan of automatic climate control systems in cars. When it is hot out I want that cold air blowing constantly. I very seldom leave it on full automatic. I set the blower speed I want it at so the air is always moving and then set a temp that is comfortable. Even in the winter I don't like full auto because I don't want the blower speed reduced for the defrost. I usually keep the front defrost on and again keep the blower speed constant.


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It's physics. You'll feel cold if the AC is blowing even when the ambient temperature is high. The same is not necessarily true for heater. It has to do with thermodynamics.

Turn the AC off, wait for 5 minutes, you'll notice you're hot again.
That is the biggest reason I am not a fan of automatic climate control systems in cars. When it is hot out I want that cold air blowing constantly. I very seldom leave it on full automatic. I set the blower speed I want it at so the air is always moving and then set a temp that is comfortable. Even in the winter I don't like full auto because I don't want the blower speed reduced for the defrost. I usually keep the front defrost on and again keep the blower speed constant.
100% in agreement. My Outback does NOT have the auto controls and i like it that way.
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