DOES IT ACCELERATE THE RATE AT WHICH THE ...

  • Tiny
  • Isilberman
  • 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
  • 69,000 MILES

Does it accelerate the rate at which the passenger cabin is heated if I set the console thermostat at a higher level than I desire the end temperature to be? For example: Outside temperature is 45 degrees F. I begin driving the car and want the internal cabin temperature to reach a comfortable 70 degrees as soon as possible. If I set the thermostat to 75 degrees will it reach the comfort level any faster than if I just set it at 70 degrees? Thanks.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 6:49 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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No time needed to heat coolant is factor of cabin pemp

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 6:56 PM
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Sorry, but please read what you wrote; it doesn't make sense to me. Could you try once more and just answer the question with a "yes" or "no"? We'll assume the car engine is running and is warmed up. The question is whether or not setting the cabin temperature thermostat to a higher level than the desired end-point comfort level, will allow the cabin to warm up faster than just setting the thermostat to the desired temp. Thanks.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 10:35 PM
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No. The cabin temperature depends on the coolant and the thermostat is for cutting off the maximum heat, won't help in expediting the heating process.

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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 1:17 PM

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