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Windows steaming up - hot or cold blowers? watch

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    As the topic suggests, when driving in cold weather the windows often steam up. Is it best to put the heaters on full heat or full cold to solve it?
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    I've found it doesn't really matter, but if you have air con stick that on as that clears it up really quickly.
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    (Original post by Rian1988)
    But if you have air con stick that on as that clears it up really quickly.
    Agreed. It takes seconds to clear if you put the air con on =)
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    Hot air blasting on the windscreen and then the aircon on at the same time does the trick for me.
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    Hot with the windows down about an inch for those of us who drive propper cars without air con and other such gadgets.
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    Thanks everyone!
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    The reason air con works is because is dries the air out. Designed like that to reduce humidity in hot climates when you're going to have it on. 'Dry' air blowing over the condensation is much more effective at clearing it than 'wet' air. Some cars turn the air con on automatically when full heat is directed at the screen; my old 1988 Range Rover did this so I assume it must be standard practice on modern cars :p:
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