♪ ♫ When the weather outside is frightful
the ZOE’s not so delightful
but now I know what to do
my fingers aren’t quite so blue! ♫♪
OK, I know we are past the month of December but with the current cold snap I am elated to finally have the answer to my winter woes. Don’t get me wrong I love my Renault ZOE 22kWh, but one thing I’ve always struggled with is heating her up. I’m not talking about the great pre-heat function; this is for those times when you either forget the pre-heat or you are out and about and want to get in your car knowing you can easily pop on some heat.
I have been driving my ZOE for two winters and have always been cold. I had just assumed it was a limit of the car, but having experimented, I realised there is just a bit of a knack to getting the heating to work right. I now don’t have to wear full hat, gloves and scarf in the car!
After reading a few posts and trying out a few carefully selected combinations it would seem I have my solution ,these are the steps I follow and try to stick to in this order.
- Set your heat to 24 degrees, not full whack
- Select fan speed 3
- Make sure Air Con is Off
- Turn on Air Circulation
- Leave on windscreen fan for the first minute or so
- Change the fan direction and speed to your preference after a few minutes
Just in time for err Spring [facepalm]