# 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.
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