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Old 11-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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then hopefully the outdoor reset will work.

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Your big problem seems to be the open window lady. You can have an alarm guy wire in a window switch and relay that will kill the power to her stat if the window is open.
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LOL! I love that idea! if I won enough on lotto I would put electric heat in each unit and let them pay for it. They would take their AC units out and keep the windows closed for sure.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #19
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I think for only five units I would go with the honeywell 8000 with a minimum heat setting and a keycode lock on the face. It would save enough in the first month to pay for the things. If your tennants can undo that then they probably would be owning thier own house.
Also I noticed that radiators were mentioned. The honeywell8000 also has a setting where you can change the actual temp above or below the displayed temp. You seem like a very intelligent lady. Im betting you could install these t-stats yourself.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #20
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The Accuatat comes with a locking over. But, an ice cube will still make it call for heat, the same as and locking cover can be defeated with ice cubes.

The outdoor reset is your best bet.

Also, when it comes time to renew leases. have a new clause added.

Any tenant that has there windows open in the winter with their heat on, agrees to pay an addition $500.00 for that months heat.

May or may not be legal in your area.
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Install new accustats where the existing stats are then take some wire and just stick it through the wall and hook up a dummy stat(somewhere) and take each tenant over to the dummy stat and tell them how to make it warmer or cooler. They have control which they love. Let them raise and lower the dummy stat thinking they are raising the temperature and lowering it. It's a psychological thing, if they think their warm they are.

Don't know what else to say except surcharge the heating bill or get out of the rental and headache business, People destroy what's not theirs because they didn't have to work for it.
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Install new accustats where the existing stats are then take some wire and just stick it through the wall and hook up a dummy stat(somewhere) and take each tenant over to the dummy stat and tell them how to make it warmer or cooler. They have control which they love. Let them raise and lower the dummy stat thinking they are raising the temperature and lowering it. It's a psychological thing, if they think their warm they are.

LOL
Do you know how many commercial customers I have done this to? I once put a thermostat on a cubicle wall.
They were very happy with the performance after that.
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Do you know how many commercial customers I have done this to? I once put a thermostat on a cubicle wall.
They were very happy with the performance after that.
Great minds think alike, it's the control and perception thing, people don't really know what they want, cattle you have to guide them. When people ain't paying their using, big time.

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