Trick Your Thermostat Into Thinking It's Colder

If you're freezing in a hotel room or a building where the thermostat is covered by a plastic lock box, there's a simple trick that can try to getting the heat to turn on.

Simply place an ice pack (or iced Starbucks drink) on top of the lock box. It should trigger the thermostat to turn on as the sensors will think it's way colder than it actually is.

To trick your thermostat into thinking it's hotter than it actually is to get the air conditioning to turn on -- repeat the process above, by placing a cup of hot water or similar on top of the lock box.

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