You can stop whining about tenants abuse of All Inclusive accommodation

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11:43 AM, 20th February 2016
About 3 years ago

You can stop whining about tenants abuse of All Inclusive accommodation

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You can stop whining about tenants abuse of All Inclusive accommodation

I rent my 9 studio apartments to students on a bills included basis. During the first month of this project I would pass the building and witness open windows everywhere, knowing full well my boiler was burning gas at an exorbitant rate! window

The next week I fitted Open Window Sensors and Smart Thermostatic Radiator controls (TRV’s)throughout the building MYSELF in one day, no drain down of the heating system required. I then went home and using my online dashboard set the TRV’s throughout the building by day/time/temperature.

This also was simple and quick. Now if a window is opened in one of the apartments the Sensor turns the radiator in that room down automatically. Each room cost me £75 which I recovered over the first few months through my gas bill savings. Smart eh?

Alex



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Jarrod Oliver

11:50 AM, 22nd February 2016
About 3 years ago

Hi Alex,
Do you have the details for the window sensors and TVR's you fitted.
Thanks,
Jarrod

Steven Burman

11:59 AM, 22nd February 2016
About 3 years ago

Alex

Very smart! And very simple. It is not just the cost of the wasted heat that is a factor but also the fact that your boiler would have been knackered in no time!

I take it that you told your tenants what you were doing?

SB

Robert Mellors

12:04 PM, 22nd February 2016
About 3 years ago

Hi Alex

That sounds great, but most TRVs can be operated by the room resident, so could the room occupant override your settings?

What is the name of the system you are using? Do you have a website link please?

Rob Crawford

13:14 PM, 22nd February 2016
About 3 years ago

Alex, sounds great. Having got our interest please do enlighten us as to the suppliers of said system!


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