How to Achieve the Ideal Room Temperature
What you do not want your guests saying when they arrive at your vacation rental is “Oh wow, it is stuffy in here,” or “Why is this place so cold?” Maintaining an ideal room temperature is key to ensuring your guests are comfortable throughout their stay. Harsh weather conditions in some destinations make this more difficult, but by following the five tips listed below, Modern Innkeeper guarantees your guests will be cozy in your vacation rental year round!
If your vacation property’s location is somewhere it tends to get humid, a dehumidifier is a must. Even if you have a killer air conditioner, there still needs to be a dehumidifier to counter the heavy moisture in the air. When your guests seek refuge in your vacation rental after spending a substantial amount of time outdoors, they are looking to escape the humidity. Don’t disappoint them. Get a dehumidifier.
Homeowners who believe they have broken HVAC units often overlook the need to replace their filters. Changing the filters gets them working as good as new! How long filters last varies. Sometimes it is three months, and others last only one. Another factor to their longevity is their usage. We recommend writing the expiration date on the filter frame upon installation, and to include “Check/replace filters” on your to-do list when the time comes to clean your rental.
Proper insulation is critical to maintaining a temperature your guests can enjoy twelve months a year. Every room, including the attic, should have insulation to regulate a comfortable temperature inside your vacation rental. There are multiple types of insulation, some more costly than others, so consult with a professional before getting it installed. Even if your eyes widen at the quote you receive, remember it will lessen your heating and cooling bills throughout the year because guests will not have to utilize your HVAC system as frequently. In summary, insulating your vacation property saves you money and makes certain your guests are comfortable. That is what we like to call a win-win!
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
People come in all different shapes and sizes. They also have differing ideas as to what a comfortable temperature is. That is why investing in a smart thermostat for your vacation rental is wise because it caters to guests’ personal preferences. Being able to claim one also gives you another selling point to travelers. By including it in your rental’s description, guests know their stay at your property will feel homey. The following are Best Reviews’ top ten for 2021:
Google Nest Thermostat - Programmable Smart Thermostat for Home - Fog
Google Nest Thermostat - Smart Thermostat for Home - Snow
Honeywell Wireless WiFi Thermostat, 7 Programmable
Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for Smart Home
iDevices Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
Google Nest Temperature Sensor 3 Pack
SASWELL Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for Smart Home
Honeywell T6 Pro Series Z-Wave Stat Thermostat & Comfort Control, Smart Home
Honeywell Home Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat
Vine Wi-Fi 7day & 8 period Programmable Smart Home Thermostat
More details on these thermostats can be found here.
Similar to proper insulation, installing a zoning system is a win-win for you and your guests: it benefits your bank account and keeps the temperature in your vacation rental agreeable for travelers. Different rooms experience different levels of exposure to the outdoor conditions, so while one room receives the perfect amount of natural light to keep it comfortable, a bedroom tucked in the corner with a tree covering its windows does not get enough sun to fight its frigidness. The guest staying in the bedroom described can set the HVAC system to only heat up that room without disturbing anyone else’s tranquility. That is why your guests will love it, and also why you will. It reduces your bills by not wasting energy heating or cooling areas of your rental that do not need it.
Finding Comfort and Savings
By allocating some of your budget to ensure your rental property’s temperature remains ideal throughout the entire year, you are taking a necessary step towards earning your guests’ satisfaction and saving money in the long run.