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My CRV is not blowing cool air like it used to, how can I confirm the temperature from the vent? Could I just buy a meat thermometer and stick it in the vent to see if it matches the temp shown on the climate control?
 

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Meat thermometers are kind of high-range for the temps you will be measuring (35 - 60 degrees F)

I have an old thermometer that I use to put into the vents (note that the output will vary outside to inside). A couple folds of tape prevent it from falling in. :sweat:


But these days you can buy a touchless laser thermometer to measure vent temps too....and if it doesn't work, you can use it as a cat toy! LOL :eek:

https://www.harborfreight.com/infrared-thermometer-93984.html

 

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Ok mine has climate control, so let’s say the cabin temp is at 60 and I set my ac temp to 65. It will normally blow hotter air since since the inside temp is lower.. am I right?
 

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My CRV is not blowing cool air like it used to, how can I confirm the temperature from the vent? Could I just buy a meat thermometer and stick it in the vent to see if it matches the temp shown on the climate control?
I use a probe type thermometer and just leave it in a dash vent. With temp set to “LO”, recirculate and medium fan speed, I see 38F-40F.
 

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Ok mine has climate control, so let’s say the cabin temp is at 60 and I set my ac temp to 65. It will normally blow hotter air since since the inside temp is lower.. am I right?

A temp setting above “LO” adds heated air to the refrigerated air.
 

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My CRV is not blowing cool air like it used to, how can I confirm the temperature from the vent? Could I just buy a meat thermometer and stick it in the vent to see if it matches the temp shown on the climate control?
I use a probe type thermometer and just leave it in a dash vent. With temp set to “LO”, recirculate and medium fan speed, I see 38F-40F.

Ok thanks will try that. I will buy this
https://m.harborfreight.com/instant-read-digital-thermometer-63614.html
 

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Meat thermometers are kind of high-range for the temps you will be measuring (35 - 60 degrees F)

I have an old thermometer that I use to put into the vents (note that the output will vary outside to inside). A couple folds of tape prevent it from falling in. :sweat:


But these days you can buy a touchless laser thermometer to measure vent temps too....and if it doesn't work, you can use it as a cat toy! LOL :eek:

https://www.harborfreight.com/infrared-thermometer-93984.html

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Thanks for your reply, can you confirm that your vent temp is also at 38-40 when set at LO? Will the external temp have an effect in this?
 

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Meat thermometers are kind of high-range for the temps you will be measuring (35 - 60 degrees F)

I have an old thermometer that I use to put into the vents (note that the output will vary outside to inside). A couple folds of tape prevent it from falling in. <img src="http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/images/uploadedsmilies/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Sweat" class="inlineimg" />


But these days you can buy a touchless laser thermometer to measure vent temps too....and if it doesn't work, you can use it as a cat toy! LOL <img src="https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/images/smilies/redface.png" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />

https://www.harborfreight.com/infrared-thermometer-93984.html
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Thanks for your reply, can you confirm that your vent temp is also at 38-40 when set at LO? Will the external temp have an effect in this?

The hotter the outside temp is, or if the car has been sitting in the hot sun for a while, will effect how long it takes for vent temp to reach 38F-40F. The vent temp should eventually reach 38F-40F, presuming hvac temp is set to "LO", recirculate is used and fan/blower speed is medium.
 

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It was correctly pointed out that if you have Climate Control, you need to set the temp to 'LO' to monitor A/C performance. Yes, the system will put some heat back into the vents if you don't.


It's really too cold here to do a good check of the vent temps, sorry.



Besides, different techs have different methods of measurement. For example, some say to put the temp on LO and keep the fan speed low. Other say to put the fan speed on a higher setting to make the system cycle more often. SHRUG
 

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Ooops, my bad Mr. Buff.......I should have paid more attention that it was your quote that was post/referenced.:Surrender:
 
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