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    lower/raise the air conditioner?

    If it's too hot in the room, we can say "Please set the air conditioner at a lower temperature," "Please lower the air conditioner's temperature," or "Please turn up the air conditioner/air conditioning." My question is, if it's too hot in here, can we simply say "Please lower the air conditioner?" and if it's too cold, "Please raise the air conditioner?" Sincerely, Maoyueh

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    Maoyueh,

    Have you looked at the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page?

    Ask us again if you've any specific problems.

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    Hi, Rover,

    Thank you very much for your advice. AS a new member, I am still not very family with this website, but I am sure I will be more familiar with it in no time and benefit a lot from your help.

    I did check SIMILAR THREADS at the bottom of the page, but I couldn't
    find the answer I needed. I still don't know whether it is correct to say "lower/raise the air conditioner" instead of saying "lower/raise the temperature on the air conditioner." Please help me, many thanks to you.

    Sincerely,
    Maoyueh
    Last edited by maoyueh; 06-Jun-2011 at 23:54. Reason: inappropriate form & tense

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    In my personal experience, it depends upon whom you are asking to adjust the air conditioning. For example, my Dad was certified in the heating/cooling industry, so he always insisted that we used the "proper" terminology - if we felt too hot, then we should ask him to "lower" the thermostat. That would cause the air conditioner to run until the room temperature cooled to a lower degree. Asking him to "raise" the air conditioning would, to his technical mind, indicate that we were cold and wanted him to set the thermostat to a higher setting.

    But among average humans that don't work in the industry, if you feel too warm it's common to ask "Is it hot in here? Can you please crank up/turn up the air conditioner?"

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    I would not say I wanted to lower or raise the air conditioner.

    You can say "turn the A/C up" to mean you want a lower temperature or "turn it down" to mean you want a higher temperature.

    Yes, turning it up means more cooling which means a lower temperature.

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    Hi, Quisch,

    Thanks a lot for your valuable information.

    Sincerely,
    Maoyueh

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    Re: lower/raise the air conditioner?

    Hi, SoothingDave,

    Thank you so much for your kind advice and suggestions.

    Sincerely,
    Maoyueh

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