When it comes to driver comfort, two key selling points for any truck are space and visibility. But big interiors and lots of window glass add to the demands placed on another critical driver-comfort item: the HVAC system.
Truck manufacturers work closely with climate-control system engineers to make sure the components, ducts, vents, and controls are well suited to the vehicle’s interior and expected use. However, there's more to consider given today’s sophisticated HVAC systems.
"There are features that can improve the accuracy of temperature control and prevent premature failures of critical components," says Gary Hansen, vice-president of engineering at Red Dot Corp. in Seattle. Red Dot designs and builds original and aftermarket climate-control systems for commercial trucks and vehicles in other demanding environments.
He offers three HVAC system enhancements not to overlook.Read More