I have one furnace that controls the heat for 3 units. Consequently some units get warmer quicker than others and visa versa. To help best monitor an appropriate temperature for the apartments I think it would be helpful to have temperature sensors in each unit. I have a strong internet connection and am thinking of placing a nest sensor in the coldest area of each unit to help me get a sense of the temperature of each apartment.
I realize they are easily removable but at this point i am familiar with how each apartment responds to the different temperature settings of the thermostat as i have made temperature observations during periods of vacancies so I would know if a window is open etc. temperature changes are sometimes unpredictable however based on whether it’s a windy or sunny day. So while I have a sense of how each apartment responds to the different dials of the furnace there are some occasions where the weather effects it’s level of predictability.
Has anyone had experience with putting nest temperature sensors in their rentals? I can get 3 for $100 so it is cost effective and a worthy investment to ensure that each apartment is receiving adequate heat. Or do I just do my own thing use my own discretion and respond to tenant issues if I get a call regarding the desire for more heat.
Never saw this topic discussed with respect to the use of nest temperature sensors or sensors for that matter in tenant apartments.
Allana, I guess my questions is do your tenants want this? I ask because they may be cold while you feel the temperature is fine.
I don’t know whether they want this or not and one apartment is vacant right now. I simply want to ensure that each apartment is receiving adequate heat. Basement, where thermostat is located is a different temperature from the rest of the house so it’s hard to gauge from basement thermostat. While basement may say 70 other units may say 75 i don’t intend to give that much heat, i wish to be economical since I pay, reason why i figured sensors would be appropriate to ensure appropriate temperatures throughout the house.