Pet Peeve #231: When people want a room to cool down rapidly, so they set the thermostat to 52 degrees.
I mean, come on. That’s just not how AC works, right?
Air conditioning is either on or off. It’s either working its little heart out trying to cool your room, or it’s waiting for the temperature to rise about the amount you set on the thermostat.
As long as the thermostat is set to something under the current temperature, then the AC will come on at full cooling power. All you do by setting the thermostat lower is use more energy when you forget to reset it to a reasonable temperature later.
But now I have a question.
How do electric stoves work?
That is, if I need medium heat, would I get there faster by turning the stove on high? Or does it work in the same way as the AC?
Someone figure this out for me.