You know that you can’t press down the pedal of a car and expect it to accelerate forever. The car’s motor has a top speed, a point where it mechanically cannot put out more power. The same applies to your home’s air conditioner. Even if the thermostat lets you set a temperature lower than 60°F (the standard lowest setting), you couldn’t keep making your house colder and colder until you could freeze ice cream in it.
Of course, you don’t want your house this cold—but how cold can you make it?
Knowing the answer to this question can help you in the future with setting your thermostat and avoiding placing strain on the AC. Below we’re going to look at the cooling limitations of your AC, it’s “maximum speed.”