Ventilated Seats

  Ventilated Seats or seat ventilation is a feature that is built into the seats and it directs air through the seat unto the occupant for increased comfort especially on long journeys.
  Ventilated seats function via several small fans in the seat cushion and backrest. The fans draw air from inside the cabin and into the seat. The air is then goes through plastic ducts, an air permeable fabric and distributes it evenly throughout the seat via perforations in the leather.
  There are vehicles that offer several fan speeds in their seat ventilation (usually two or three). When switched on they begin on the highest speed and may automatically reduce the fan speed after a pre-determined time set by the manufacturer.
  The fans start on the highest speed because it is presumed that is when ventilation will be needed the most, at the beginning. You can always select your preferred fan speed at any time.
  The benefits of ventilated seats:
  • They can reduce sweating and dry any moisture between your body and the seat.
  • They can reduce the temperature of the seats if the vehicle was parked in the sun and they became hot.
  • They can be used together with the heated seats function to make the seats warm during winter.
  The buttons or controls for the ventilated seats can be situated on the center console, the doors or on the seats.
  These buttons or switches are usually close to other buttons that control seat functions. There will be a separate control for each seat and each one can be ventilated independently.
  They usually work alongside heated seats. If seat ventilation is offered as an option it is usually offered with heated seats with the button for the ventilation close next to the button for the heated seats.
  As with any luxury seating feature seat ventilation will be most common on the driver seat. Vehicles with a little more luxury may have both the driver and front passenger seat ventilated and it not uncommon to see ventilated rear seats as well but on the two outer seats.
  Ventilated can also co-exist and function with other car seat luxuries such as cooled seats, power seats and massage seats.
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