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Good thermostat setup for multifamily with steam and mini-splits?

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bipbap
bipbap Member Posts: 191
Hi,

We live in a 5-family multifamily building with one-pipe steam heat. All 4 tenants on the upper floors have just steam radiator heat, while we have steam radiators with supplemental heat from our mini splits.
We figured it doesn't make sense to keep the steam thermostat sensor in our apartment because the sensor might be thrown off by the additional heat given off by our mini splits and shut down the heat which might not provide enough steam heat for the 4 tenants who rely just on their steam radiators.
What is a good setup for the thermostat? Is it possible to keep the thermostat controls in our apartment but place the sensor in one of the tenant apartments so they still get the heat they need but we can control it if needed? We're newish landlords so not sure the best way to solve this problem.
We'd appreciate any thoughts on the best way to approach this. Thank you!

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  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 952
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    Get a control like a Honeywell Vision Pro with Redlink, then get the little wireless sensor and put it on a neighbors inside wall. It reads their temp but you control.
  • bipbap
    bipbap Member Posts: 191
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    Ok thanks for the idea.
    Do you know how far the sensor can be from the main unit?
    I had planned to put the sensor in the tenant's apartment which is 2 floors up on the other end of the building.
  • bipbap
    bipbap Member Posts: 191
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    Is that Honeywell comparable to an ecobee that a neighbor suggested to me?