A thermostatic switch would involve modifying the outlet in someway, yes? If so I can't do that, not my place to fiddle with such things. If not I'd like to look into that at least.
Not sure where I'd find one for this type of outlet (it looks like this.)
... that seems to be a relay that sits between the wall outlet and the A/C's plug that can be switched based on input to control the flow. Not sure where I'd find one for this type of outlet (it looks like this.)
Also as of yet I am without a voltmeter and am unsure of the voltage this plug has. I do plan on getting the proper equipment before attempting this if it is possible as my paychecks come in.