The A/C on our soon-to-be-gone 2005 T&C is shot. I really like having air flowing, no matter what the temperature outside, so I turn the fan on, temperature setting to the lowest.
My wife claims that is hot air, heated by the engine, since it passes through the engine compartment. She refuses to acknowledge that the intake is at the base of the windshield (am I right?) and the system directs the air according to how things are set. Untreated outside air basically comes straight in (am i right?), while heated air goes through the heater core (I know I’m right) and A/C air goes through the A/C unit (again, I’m right, obviously).
.She says the air coming through the vents is much hotter than outside, comparing it to the air coming through the windows, when they are open and the van is in motion. I say that’s due to the wind. (Am I right?)
I’ve written to the newspaper column, but have my doubts that the lazy oafs there will read and answer, if they are able to read at all.
In other words, I say her idea is BOGUS. She says I’m insensitive and wrong.
What say you, community of people who actually know something about cars?