Why You Don’t Feel Cold in Your car in Winter


Almost every private and commercial vehicle is provided with a heating and cooling system by its manufacturer. Some heating systems such as parking heater can be installed as after-marker device, but vehicle heater comes as fitted-system in the vehicle. You can very well understand the importance of both cooling and heating system because they can be alternatively used in summer and winter to maintain normal temperature in the vehicle, cooling in summer and warmth in winter. Imagine the situation, if your car is not equipped with this system. You will not feel comfort in your car. The concept of luxury car will be futile without this system. This depicts the extreme relevance of both cooling and heating system.

Working of a vehicle heater

When you switch on heat button of your car, its cabin starts heating and creates coziness within couple of minutes. Do you know how this happens? The vehicle heater of your car does this job. A radiator-like device, called heater core, located under the dashboard, is used to perform this task, the winding tube of which allows hot coolant from the engine to pass through it, causing exchange of air between coolant and cabin. Additional surface for heat transfer in this process is created by core tube fins and fan pushes the air. Hot coolant ultimately returns to the engine coolant circuit after leaving heat in the car compartment. This is not a complex mechanism but has a great worth for any vehicle.

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Vehicle heater and auxiliary heater

A vehicle is normally heated by the heat emanated from its internal combustion engine which is a waste emission, but otherwise utilized by a vehicle heater. The vehicle’s own fitted heating system is enough for heating inside of a standard size car, but there is an option to meet the additional heating requirement. Auxiliary heater can also be used in your car for supplementary heating for the passenger compartment, when heat emitted from engine can’t be relied on.

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