Stop Stealth Summer Heating Bills
- HMO tenants use radiators to dry clothes, even in the SUMMER!
- Landlords often oblivious to the problem due to fixed monthly energy bills.
- Time:o:stat will ensure the heating can't be left on, reducing the temptation for tenants to dry clothes on the radiators.
Many tenants of HMO properties would prefer to dry their clothes on radiators, rather than use a outdoor washing line or visit the laundrette.
Landlords usually pay the utility bills in HMO lettings and offer a 'bills included' rent. Unbeknown to the landlord, the tenant will often turn the heating on for the whole house just to dry a hand-full of clothes in their room. Potentially running the heating constantly causing high heating bills!
Tenants will often forget to turn the heating off, even after their clothes are dry. This waste of energy is then compounded by other tenants choosing to regulate their rooms temperature by opening doors and windows.
This is a particular problem in the summer months, when landlords assume the heating will be turned off. The problem often slips under the radar for many HMO landlords due to the way that energy companies bill their customers. Energy companies usually issue a fixed monthly bills which average out energy usage over the year. Landlords can be oblivious to the problem as the average spend hides the inflated outlay over the hotter months.
Tenants who use radiators to dry their clothes can incur further costs for the landlord. The extra water vapor from drying their clothes will increase condensation levels. This can result in the formation of mold on the walls, causing damage to the paint and plasterwork.
The Time:o:stat HMO thermostat can help reduce the problem of these stealth summer heating bills. When fitted the Time:o:stat allows tenants to retain their legal right to access to heating. However the countdown timer automatically turns the heating off after a set period of time. This removes the responsibility for the tenant to remember to turn the heating off. Tenants will also be discouraged from drying their clothes on the radiators as the heating can't be left running.
Thousands of HMO landlords have made huge savings on heating bills by installing a Time:o:stat. Especially those landlords who have developed a portfolio of successful rental properties and holiday lets. Landlords benefit from the hassle free 'fit and forget' installation, removing the need for the landlord to micro-manage energy usage across their portfolio. Be confident your tenants comfortable and not wasting energy.