Joined Nov 12, 2000. 502 Posts. #10 · Aug 4, 2013. Seat feel much cooler. I really noticed the cooling on my 2010 Advance MDX. My 2014 AWD Advance does not seem as cool as my 2010 Advance. I may need to use a small nail and enlarge some of the seat hole some, or wait to see if they expand some with use. Traditional ventilated seats use a fan and a switch. Ventilated seats function using a simple fan and some ductwork. True air conditioned seats can both heat and cool using the same system. They actually change the temperature of the seat. The following example shows the cooling mode. The following example shows heating mode. Explanation. 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..