Following the guidance from this Q&A, I measured the output temperature of my 2012 Town and Country A/C. Under the test conditions proscribed, with outside temperature of 87°F and 55% relative humidity, the following observations were made:
- When temperature set to maximum cold ("LO") and blower set to minimum speed ("1" bar), the output air flow is 42°F.
- When temperature set to maximum cold ("LO") and blower set to maximum speed ("6" bars), the output air flow is 60°F.
I am not expecting a nearly 20°F rise in temperature with the blower going. This explains why the A/C feels "cool" to me under normal operating conditions (which is some where in the middle of my experimental range).
What's going on here?