Heating and Air Conditioning
The HVAC system, which stands for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, serves to create and maintain your own microclimate inside the passenger compartment. It helps for keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, while preventing your windshield from ice and condensation build-up.
Your HVAC system can be divided into two individual systems, such as a cooling system and a heating one. Depending on your weather conditions and your needs you can manage both systems to supply the cabin with temperature-controlled air. For this purpose, your dashboard features user-friendly climate controls.
This system is designed to take some heat produced by the engine during combustion, and to use it in order to warm up the passenger compartment as well as to prevent the windshield from collecting ice and condensation.
Air conditioning system
Unlike the heating system, the air conditioning system is used to cool air inside the cabin in hot weather conditions. It features an evaporator core which acts similar to a radiator, yet cools down air passing through, supplying the passenger compartment with pleasurable temperature air.
Located under the dashboard, the heater core acts as a small radiator, releasing heat into surrounding air. It is a centerpiece of the heating system.
It is a key component of the air conditioning system, which serves to pressurize and pump refrigerant from the receiver-drier to the condenser.
Engine cooling system
While the engine cooling system stands alone from the HVAC system, it shares some of its parts with the HVAC system. Thus, the heater core belongs to both systems, helping to reduce the temperature of the coolant.