"Vent" mode?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by BrettB, Sep 19, 2019.

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  1. BrettB

    BrettB New Member

    Haven't seen any discussion of this, so I'll ask...

    Is there a way to get the climate control to operate in a "vent" mode, where the fan is bringing in fresh air but not heating or cooling it? Now that we're into cooler weather, there are times I'd like a little fresh air but don't really want to burn power on the heater.

    As far as I can tell, even with "Auto" off, if the fan is running, it will still heat or cool based on the temperature setpoint. As a workaround I have been setting the temperature to close to the reported outside temperature, but it seems like there should be a better way to accomplish this.
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  3. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Press Climate button, then on screen press A/C Off then Press Fresh button.
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  4. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    I posted the work around for this but am in the car and can’t search it up for you.
    Basically the only way around that I know of (and has been posted) is to set the temperature to LO (lowest setting) and manually select AC Off in the menu and hit the fresh air button.
    This way you get outside air with no heating and no compressor cooling.

    This setting will remain in effect as long as you don’t hit the auto button. You can adjust fan speed and use the center on/off button all you want and it will retain this setting.

    @Steven B’s method will work but without selecting LO temperature you run the risk or triggering the resistance heater depending on inside and outside temperatures.
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  5. 2002

    2002 Well-Known Member

    Just to add something that tends to confuse people, when you go into the climate screen where it shows AC: ON OFF sometimes neither on or off will be highlighted. You have to press OFF so that it is now highlighted.

    Also maybe I am a little slow at times, but it can be annoying that the climate screen turns off so fast if you don't press any buttons and you have to press the climate button again. You can change that in the settings:

    Settings -> System -> Others -> Climate Screen Timeout

    Never/5 Seconds/10 Seconds/20 Seconds

    The default is ten seconds, I increased mine to twenty seconds which is a little more user friendly while driving.
  6. BrettB

    BrettB New Member

    Thank you all for the info - it's good to have a work-around to get what I was trying for, even if the designers didn't make it easy.
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  8. Kerbe

    Kerbe Active Member

    Yes, it was only 89 here today, instead of yesterday's 98! ;)

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