# Capture temperature requests

This how-to covers how to create patterns that capture temperature-change (I.e. "Hot/Cold") requests. These are meant to gain insight into HVAC problems and quickly respond to peoples' preferences within your spaces. Temperature change requests are simple, mutually exclusive choices indicating how a person feels relative to the current temperature.

# Prerequisite

You should be familiar with creating new patterns.

# Hot/Cold example

This pattern captures a mutually exclusive choice ('hot' and 'cold' string values) for whether it is too hot or cold using a specialized UI component as seen below.

label: How's the temperature in this room?
hot_or_cold:
  type: hotorcold
Capture hot vs. cold request