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New thermostat for 6 unit apartment building
Hi, I have a 6 unit apartment building in Michigan with a natural gas forced air furnace. The programmable thermostat is centrally located (but it is in a hallway and subject to drafts-not really anywhere else to put it though) and in a lockbox.
After getting my utility bills the other day, I checked the settings on the stat and found that someone had forced off the lock box cover and raised the temp to 83 degrees! The furnace was running constantly trying to reach that temp.
I'm thinking that the best solution for the time being is to get a new thermostat with a remote sensor-put the stat down by the furnace where only I can get to it, and put the remote sensor where the thermostat currently is. I am also wondering if there are any models that allow for multiple remote sensors, so I could have several in different parts of the building.
Can anyone recommend a decent, low priced thermostat that would meet my needs? I'm also open to other suggestions-they just can't be too expensive!