I come from a simpler time, where for ten years I used to have a manual rotary dial for adjusting the temperature of the incoming HVAC air. Most days I don't have the AC or even fan turned on, just the free air coming in -- and then adjusting that air temperature with the dial.
Well, when I got the LGT I thought I could live with the automatic climate control, but it annoys me on an almost daily basis. I still try to keep it turned off, but then I can't adjust the incoming air temperature. Every time I turn it on, it turns on the AC regardless of how cold or hot I set the temperature. The buttons are closely spaced, so I have to look down 99% of the time to find the right button, which is a driving hazard. My current procedure is to press the "down" fan control to turn on the unit, adjust temperature with the far-left temp gauge, make sure it's in the right mode (torso vs. torso/feet vs. feet only), then turn it off again.
I assume that manual unit will allow me to rotate the dial on the right and adjust the incoming air temperature while the system is completely off.
This is what I have
. This is what I want
. Is it fairly easy to swap the two?
I also just now remembered that I have mirror defrosters, as far as I can tell. Will switching to the manual unit affect that functionality?
If someone knows of a better workaround for this -- without switching the units -- I'd also love to get your input!