I was commenting on this today, feeling that driving in the bright sun with the AC on high, I was still getting hot. Didn't think to turn the air temp down, will try that next time. Mainly, I wanted more cool air in my face and couldn't adjust the blowers to get the breeze I wanted.
Then my wife turned on the AC in the seats ... Ahhh ... now that made a difference in the ol' comfort zone.
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The problem for me is that the air is cool enough (already set at 68), but even at that the AC wasn't keeping me cool. My point was to try turning it down even further, to 66 say. Although that doesn't make much sense either.
pologuy, yes, the air is cool, just not enough to keep ME feeling cool.
Honestly, I need to spend more time with the vents and make sure that I am utilizing them correctly. But my impression while jabbing around trying to open things up while driving is that there isn't much venting/blowing power going on.
I need to check this out more carefully when I'm sitting in the driveway and do not have to watch the road ahead.
After reading Sonny's post, I opened the garage door and started up the Cadillac. Changed fan in vehicle settings from medium to high. And then set the dual temperatures both to 68.
I then took the time to actually study how to regulate the air flow (Yeah, it's pretty obvious, I know, but I hadn't done that while being able to just sit with the car running without having to worry about watching the road.) Also set things so that all the cold air was blowing on upper body (nothing to the feet.)
Conclusion, there's NO WAY this car is NOT going to keep me nice and comfortable on a hot summer day. The XTS was pumping out nice cold air unlike anything I've previously owned.
Problem was I actually had some of the vents halfway or completely closed. Once I took the time to actually play with the settings and fine tune things just right, I once again marveled at how nicely this car is put together.
Try hitting the recirculate button, back in the old days, "max a/c" would set the hvac to recirc. The cabin temp will pull down quicker and keep cooler easier, it will also lower the humidity as the cabin moisture condensates on the evaporator, making it a more comfortable interior.
I definitely understand how important the efficiency of your air conditioning would be with summer right around the corner and I apologize if this has been cause for concern. It looks like todw and sonny3621 each suggested some advice that may help you out. If their feedback doesn’t get your AC functioning to your expectations, please send a PM my way and we can further discuss the situation.
Mine cools plenty. Just got to turn the set temps to 67 degrees or colder. No more just keeping them set at 70 for perfect comfort year round like i can in my Ford and my Honda. The cadillac's have to be constantly adjusted.
part of the problem is the rear AC comes on by default. if you turn the rear off, you will get approx 20% more air push to the front.
I've complained to cadillac, but they won't change it. I guess they have never lived in Texas with 110 degree summer temps.