They’re hot, then they’re cold.
Almost half of Americans have feuded with their significant other over the temperature of their living space — and a shocking 17% have even gone so far as to sneakily lock their partner out of the thermostat settings, a new survey found.
Sealed, an energy and financial technology company, surveyed 4,500 people from nine states about how thermal conditions affected their romantic relationships.
In general, men and women respondents agreed that cooler temperatures — 68 degrees and below — were cozy for the night time, and somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees was ideal during the day.
However, a whopping 54% of all subjects — and over 60% of Gothamites — insisted they pay astronomical electric bills just to appease their partner and avoid temperature tiffs.
Others said they’re not as accommodating.
Over 60% of Americans called it a “relationship-ender” if a love interest refused to sleep with an air conditioner in the summer. Among Floridian respondents, that number spiked to over 80%.
New Yorkers, on the other hand, are so hot for love that 53% said they would forfeit AC in the summer for a shot at coupling up.
Illinoisans proved to be the least willing to give up control of the thermostat for their partners, with 41% calling it a “deal breaker” if someone they dated had opposite thermal preferences.
The prevalence of thermostat disputes among couples may be a product of more people working from home, according to Sealed’s marketing manager.
“We saw past debates over office temperatures favoring males, and through our recent study, we see that as individuals work from home, these temperature disputes have followed. And now there’s the additional factor of price since it is the residents, not their employer, that foot the bill,” Jake Madoff told The Post.