If you own rental property, chances are you’ve experienced the frustration of heating or cooling an empty unit. Empty units can be a massive drain on your finances. There’s a great way to reduce energy consumption and save money, though – with a temperature-limiting thermostat.
In the summer, it’s not a significant problem because warm units won’t cause damage. In the winter, though, an empty unit can be a very costly mistake. A single degree too low could cause pipes to freeze and burst, leading to expensive repairs. Most experts recommend keeping the temperature at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid this problem.
A temperature-limiting thermostat is a great way to reduce energy consumption and save money on your heating bill. It’s easy to install, and there’s no need to program it. You can set it and forget it.
The chosen model will keep the unit’s temperature between the parameters you set. That means you won’t have to worry about your pipes freezing in an empty unit during the colder months. Also, it’s not good to let an apartment have zero air movement when the temperature sores- it can cause condensation and mold.
A landlord thermostat is a simple device anyone can install and use. It doesn’t require a separate power supply or internet signal. You don’t need a professional installation service, which is another way it saves you money. All you need to do is replace your old thermostat with the new one. It runs on batteries, so you don’t need to worry about power outages.
Once installed, you can set the temperature limits using the up and down arrows. That’s it! The temperature limiting thermostat will take care of the rest, keeping your unit within the desired range.
There are many benefits to using a landlord thermostat, including:
By only heating or cooling your units when someone is occupying them, you’ll see a significant reduction in energy consumption.
You’ll also reduce your overall heating bills.
An empty unit without temperature control is a maintenance problem waiting to happen. Too much heat can cause condensation and mold, which leads to dangerous and expensive problems. Not enough heat can cause pipes to freeze and burst.
Reducing your energy consumption is good for the environment. It’s also good for your wallet. Illinois uses 12% of U.S. nuclear power generation alone. Be part of the solution and start saving today.
Installing a tamper-proof thermostat is a great way to reduce energy consumption, save money, and avoid costly maintenance issues. It’s easy to do and requires no professional installation.
Chicago Controls provide a wide variety of landlord thermostats to choose from, so you can find the perfect model for your needs. Save on your heating and cooling bill now!