Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mike R., who builds on Monday’s thermostat tip by offering a clever way to trick the hotel thermostats that turn off when you’re away from the room or sleeping:
“I just buy a balloon at the dollar store and tie the balloon to a chair in the hotel room…the room A/C or heater fan moves the air in the room, which in turn makes the balloon slightly move. The slight balloon motion makes the hotel’s in-room motion-sensor think that you are still in the room when you are actually gone or sleeping. This, in turn, keeps the A/C from shutting itself off.”
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