It never fails that in any office (even our own) that the male employees always seem to be blasting the AC while the women employees are freezing their butts off.
We had to take a second to try and understand why this inter-office climate war occurs over the thermostat.
Here's what we found out
1. Women have a higher core temperature than men - We know that seems silly. If a woman has a warmer core temperature, why is she running for a sweater when the AC goes on. Well according to this study, a woman's core temperatures being hotter than her male counterpart's makes the cold air feel that much cooler to her skin. Think about when you are in a hot subway station and then you jump into a frosty-chilled train The sensation of coolness is enhanced because of the temperature differentials.. It's kind of like that.
2. Hands and feet - Any guy that is under the covers with his wife and all of a sudden feels her cold-as-ice feet hit his leg, can tell you that women have some frozen toes. Well it turns out that though their core temperatures are warmer, science also found out that women's extremities are cooler than men's in general by a few degrees. Since this is where we lose a lot of our body heat (leading to gloves and insulated socks in the winter) it's another reason why women invest in the space heaters for the office.
3. Metabolism - Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns food energy so think of it like an engine. An engine burning more fuel to run will ultimately always run hotter than a one with better gas mileage. Men's bodies burn food based fuel at a metabolic rate about 23% higher than women's. This is also why some women have more trouble losing extra weight than men. On the other hand, lady-engines run more efficiently with less fuel but ultimately ladies, your slower metabolism will give you the chilly-willys under the central-air vent.
So fellas please, as the summer wanes remember this ain't the 1950's anymore. We got ladies in the office - keep it at reasonable temperature.