• Joe Johnson

When You Say Turn the A/C "Up," Do You Mean Cooler or Warmer?

If someone asks you to turn the air conditioning UP, what do you think they mean? Do they want the room cooler, or warmer? Most Americans think it means WARMER. Only 38% said it means cooler.

We were surprised how divided people are on this question . . .

If someone asks you to turn the air conditioning UP, what do you think they mean? Do they want the room cooler, or warmer?

Over 4,000 Americans were polled, and most say it means WARMER. As in, "turn the TEMPERATURE on the A/C up."

Of the people who answered, 62% said "up" means warmer and "down" means cooler. 38% said the opposite, that "up" means cooler.

Your answer might depend on where you're from though. People in the South and Midwest are the most likely to say turning the A/C "up" means you want it warmer. It's a little closer to an even split out West, and especially in the Northeast.

But no matter where you live, if turning the A/C "up" means cooler to you, you're in the minority.

(YouGov)

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