What Is Climate Control in a Car?


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Climate control in a car is the system that keeps the temperature inside the car even and comfortable. This includes the car's heating and cooling systems as well as their controls.

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What Is Climate Control in a Car?
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Modern automobiles use computers to provide exacting climate control. A combination of heating and air conditioning are standard in most vehicles for temperature control. Fan speed and air circulation are also controlled through the climate control system. High-end vehicles feature extra climate control components, such as humidity controls and clean-air systems with integrated high-efficiency air filters and ionizing air cleaners. Car climate control systems require regular maintenance to function properly. The first car climate control was a heater invented by Thomas Ahearn in 1890.

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