At home, you have control over your HVAC system and energy costs and can be as conservative with usage as you’d like. However, if you own a vacation rental without a programmable thermostat, you don’t have any control over the energy usage of guests and renters. Summer is a time when many of us anticipate larger energy bills, with the air conditioner running, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Unfortunately, your guests and renters may not have as much concern for your HVAC system and energy bills as you do. Here are some common guest behaviors that can spell trouble for your home’s energy efficiency:
You also may not know when something is wrong with your HVAC system. Your guests may not notify you or don’t notice an issue during their short stay. With a smart thermostat system in place, you’ll be notified immediately of any problems so that you can take care of them before they become worse and require a costlier fix. Contact Landlord Thermostat for a full range of smart thermostat options for your vacation rental.