Just like “close door” elevator buttons and press-to-walk street signs, hotel thermostats are a notorious public placebo. You see the rig on the wall and get to feel like you have some modicum of control, but in reality, that thermostat will only let you go to 72, maybe 70 if you’re lucky. But after that, it’s useless—unless you know just the right buttons to push, that is.

via The Trick That Lets You Set Your Hotel Thermostat to Any Temp You Want.

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