Like you, I keep it on all the time, but it's not just for comfort. Refrigerant also contains lubricant to keep the seals functioning properly. If you don't use the AC regularly, the seals can deteriorate and cause leaks.Tipper wrote:I find it best to leave the aircon on...all the time...and on fresh air inlet not recirc.
Whilst I understand the expectations of economy when driving a PHEV and the non-use of aircon for these reasons, I never turned it off on my other recent cars with diesel and petrol engines so why do so now? My comfort and safety takes far more importance than a few watts of power!
You're not kidding! When mine went in a Volvo, I swear they started building the car from that radiator outwards. Horrendous job to get to it, and in the end I decided to leave it to the professionals to deal with, taking a considerable hit to my wallet.NightPHEVer wrote: . . . (a small radiator located usually under the dashboard in an especially inaccessible position) . . .