Setting the thermostat higher doesn’t heat the house up faster

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and was roasting hot. I uncovered and went to the thermostat and found that it had been set to 98 degrees and the furnace was still on. I immediately knew it was my husband who did it. Tonight was the first night we had used the heater for several months. We got home and it was chilly inside. My husband seems to think that by turning the heater up higher, it will heat up faster. I keep telling him it doesn’t work that way and to just set the thermostat to the temperature he would like the house to be. But of course, I didn’t pay attention when he turned the heater on last night. Usually, he remembers and turns the thermostat back down once the house is comfortable. He must have forgotten tonight and now we have wasted a lot of energy heating up the house this way. I also knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep in that kind of heat so I opened a few windows and reset the thermostat to about 20 degrees colder. About two hours later, I was finally able to sleep again. Of course, he slept through the whole incident but I let him know what he had done this morning. He promised it won’t happen again but I know it will. That is, unless I check the thermostat before bed myself. Oh well, I guess we all have quirks that annoy each other. However, he might learn his lesson when he sees the utility bill.
Electric heating