Hotel Thermostats Often Aren’t Under Your Control

One of the first thing many of us do when getting to our hotel room is adjust the thermostat to our liking. The fact is, many of us do not have the control that we think we do. The humble hotel wall thermostat, once just a mechanical temperature sensor and fan-speed switch, has become an infrared heat and motion detector wirelessly networked into building controls that cut costs by reducing energy consumption. Many are tied to door switches, shutting off when people leave the room or even open a window or balcony door. Read more.