If you feel suitably qualified, simply remove the battery (if remote controlled) or a connecting wire from the the controller.
My anectodotal evidence is that woman will invariably feel coder. I'm fine with heat, just don't like humidity. So even a quick blast in a sealed hotel room to scrub the air, will have my GF complaining in about 2 minutes.
The one woman in our IT department (of 12) will wear thin and skimpy, but will then (1) complain it is too cold when the temperature drops to just below the point of paper catching alight, and (2) start her own heater in the winter, thereby stopping the heating coming on for anyone else. She is always first in the office.
Actually, the problems is not if it too hot or too cold, or if the XX chromosomes feel it more or less than the XY chromosomes, it's GIVE MY A F$@3cking office of my own and I'll control the heating or cooling in the office. Open Plan office suck for physical and mental health and getting any real work done.