We decided to make the update

My landlord is such a cheapskate and honestly I don’t know why. It’s not like I’m asking for a fancy update or even anything impractical. Heck, I’m trying to help him in the long run to actually save for money on this apartment. This place has three different thermostats and none of them actually work correctly. The one upstairs won’t turn on the heat from the bedrooms unless you set it for higher than 60, even if we only need the upstairs bedroom to be warmed to say 58, and the house temperature currently reads at 55. Then the thermostat in the lower level of our place is somehow even worse. This one is basically a one way heating switch. The thermostat will turn the heating on just fine when you move the dial to the selected setting. However, the heating then refuses to shut itself off. The heating will be set to just 62, and within less than an hour you’ll find the that lower level is now 73 degrees. I don’t need the apartment this warm, nor do I want it to be. Heating the house up to that high of a temperature is a utility bill I do not need and and can work to make us all sick. Plus, our central heating is an oil furnace, so all this is doing is making go through the oil that much faster. The only way to heat the downstairs comfortably is to turn it on when you feel a chill, then immediately turn it back off again in less than an hour at the most. All of this turning the heating on and off cannot be good for the oil furnace, but our landlord still refuses to change these ancient thermostats.

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