Here's what the air recirculation button in your car actually does

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Summer is in full swing across Kansas with high temperatures in the 90s. That means people will be blasting the air conditioning in the car, but there's one button people may not know how to use in these temperatures.

The button that has an arrow turning around inside of the car is called the recirculation button, and it plays an important role in the heat.

The button is mainly used during the summer months. World Class Auto Service says it helps your car get as cool as possible when you have the A/C on.

"It recirculates the kind-of-cool air that you get from the A/C when you first turn it on. The longer it's on, the cooler your car gets until it's as as cool as it can possibly be," the website says.

If you don't use it, the car will use the warmer air from the outside and your A/C will work harder. 

The website says to avoid using the button in the winter because it traps humidity inside the car, which can result in foggy windows.

Contributing: WXYZ

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