Yeah for people who are used to 100 degrees or to 120 degrees weather. But for people who don't live in areas where it doesn't go up in the 100's often or in the 80's and it's not warm all year around, 88 is going to seem hot to them. That's why I don't argue with people about what hot is. Some don't even see 20 degrees as cold because they are used to it and they have it almost year around in the fall and winter so 20 is warm to them. I lived in Montana for 8 years and I sure never got used to 20 degrees weather or 30's. My hands and feet would freeze so I was stuck using heat. But here in Oregon 30's isn't too bad and I don't use heat that much because we have less humidity here. Our apartment is pretty well insulated while my home in Montana was not so that could also be why.88 is not hot.. it's 88 here in Stockton CA and we can do 100+ pretty easy and we are in a freaking valley.