arnis
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Re: Recirculation has 3 modes to select: ON-OFF-MILD

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:43 am

knightmb, if I press main AUTO mode it often switches 30% circulation on (2014 Leaf).
But it is cold here, in mild weather it might not.
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oz10k
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Re: Recirculation has 3 modes to select: ON-OFF-MILD

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:46 am

The 2015 manual states "When in automatic mode, the indicator light will come on when inside air recirculation is active." I haven't yet seen this, but will start watching for it.

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Re: Recirculation has 3 modes to select: ON-OFF-MILD

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 am

oz10k wrote:The 2015 manual states "When in automatic mode, the indicator light will come on when inside air recirculation is active." I haven't yet seen this, but will start watching for it.


It doesn't happen that way. The light is lit steadily only when full recirculation is engaged.
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Re: Recirculation has 3 modes to select: ON-OFF-MILD

Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm

Can anyone recommend a low-energy heater setting for winter 10 degrees F - 25 degrees F, on a model S ? I can't tell if I should do:
- heater
- recirculate : auto
- low fan (2-3 bars)

or
- heater
- main auto (push center button of right dial)

Reading the comments above, it sounds like "main auto" also uses "recirculate: auto". In my car, it seems to drive the fan at maximum RPM, or nearly so. Maybe the extra fan saves energy (by moving heat from the heater core quicker); or maybe it wastes energy (I think "fan motor load" energy consumption increases with the square of the fan RPM).

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