Heatwave life hack: how to clear your car of hot air

air conditioning life hack

Climbing into a car that’s been baking in the summer heatwave is never pleasant. Thankfully, helpful folks from hot countries have been dishing out tips on how to fight the heat.

The latest comes from vehicle designer, Nir Kahn:

Air-con hot tip

His guide to clearing a car’s cabin of stuffy, sun-baked air is a clever one. First, get the AC going, then open all the windows. Leave them open while driving for a minute. Then close the fronts, again driving for a minute, before closing the rears.

The effect is to evacuate the hot, stale air more quickly than if you keep the windows up and air-con blasting.

Other quick tips for cooling down

air conditioning life hack

If you have a sunroof or your car is a convertible, you’re quids in. Get them open fast. Hot air rises and will be out the top faster than you can say ‘heatwave’.

Essentials for travelling, obviously, are sun cream and water. Stay hydrated and keep your sun defences up.

Of course, some may discover this all too late. Rick B on Twitter is clearly a realist…

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