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Ditch the thermostat lockbox with a Landlord Thermostat.

As property managers, investment property owners, and landlords, we all want to ensure our properties run efficiently and cost-effectively. We’ve tried lockboxes and smart thermostats, but let’s face it – these solutions often fall short. The thermostat lockbox can be clunky and unsightly, while smart thermostats can be overly complex and expensive. So, what’s the solution? Enter the Landlord Thermostat from Chicago Controls Thermostats, a game-changing alternative that combines simplicity, efficiency, and affordability.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading!

The Downside of the Traditional Thermostat Lockbox

Lockboxes have been a popular solution for quite some time, offering a convenient means to control access to thermostats in rental properties. However, it’s essential to consider the drawbacks that come along with them. These lock boxes, although functional, can be quite bulky and visually unappealing, potentially compromising the overall aesthetic appeal of your property.

Moreover, their installation and maintenance can be rather intricate and time-consuming, demanding more effort than you may initially anticipate. Considering all these factors is essential before deciding on the best approach for thermostat access control in your rental properties.

Smart Thermostats: Complex and Costly

While smart thermostats may seem like the logical step forward, they come with challenges. As cutting-edge as these devices are, they might not be the most practical or cost-effective choice for property owners and landlords.

Complicated Setup

On the flip side, smart thermostats, although becoming increasingly popular, can pose a significant challenge when it comes to their setup and configuration. This is primarily because of their inherent complexity and the multitude of customizable features they offer. Users may face a steep learning curve and frustration if they lack the technical expertise or time to understand these devices fully. So, it’s essential to consider the level of technical knowledge and time before diving into smart thermostats.

Unreliable Wi-Fi Connection

Another challenge is that smart thermostats require a reliable Wi-Fi connection, which may not always be available in every rental property. This can leave you with a thermostat that cannot function as intended or requires frequent troubleshooting and maintenance.

Unsecure: Security Risk

Smart thermostats’ dependency on Wi-Fi also opens up another problematic area: security. With every device connected to the internet comes the potential risk of unauthorized access or hacking. No matter how ‘bright, a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat can become an entry point for hackers into your network. This can lead to the manipulation of the thermostat settings and a potential breach of the security of other connected devices within the property.

High-Cost Factor

Last, the cost factor is worth considering. Some smart thermostat models can set you back hundreds of dollars. Furthermore, the high cost of smart thermostats isn’t just a onetime purchase expense. The sophistication of these devices often requires professional installation and ongoing maintenance, which can add to significant costs and potential inconvenience.

Don’t compromise on efficiency, security, and cost-effectiveness – switch to the Landlord Thermostat from Chicago Controls today!

Introducing the Landlord Thermostat: Your New Property Management Tool

At Chicago Controls Thermostats we believe there’s a better way. Our Landlord Thermostat offers unparalleled benefits that make it the perfect replacement for your current thermostat lock box.

Easy Installation

Our thermostat is incredibly straightforward to install, taking only about five minutes. Its user-friendly interface and industry-standard color coding make the wiring process straightforward and hassle-free. You’ll have no trouble setting up the thermostat and enjoying the perfect temperature in your home in no time.

Tamper-Proof Design

We design ours with tamper-proof features, eliminating the need for the unsightly thermostat lockbox. We’ve taken it a step further by incorporating setting limits directly into the circuit board, making it impossible to change them without replacing the entire board. This innovative approach ensures the utmost security and control, giving landlords peace of mind while maintaining the comfort and convenience for tenants.

Versatility and Compatibility

Our thermostats are highly versatile and compatible with a wide range of HVAC systems. Whether you have 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6 wires, our thermostats have got you covered. We engineer our thermostats to integrate seamlessly with heat pumps that do not have emergency or auxiliary heat. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of our thermostats with no compatibility issues, providing you with a hassle-free and efficient heating and cooling experience.


We understand that cost is a significant consideration for property managers and landlords. That’s why we competitively price our Landlord Thermostat, offering superior features without breaking the bank. With its advanced temperature control capabilities, energy-efficient settings, and user-friendly interface, our thermostat helps property owners optimize comfort and reduce energy costs. Experience the perfect balance of affordability and functionality with our Landlord Thermostat.

Energy Savings

By using our Landlord Thermostat, you can significantly reduce your energy costs. According to Energy Star, heating your apartment above 71°F can cost an additional 7-10% for each degree, and heating to 76°F instead of 71°F can cause a 50% increase in cost. Our thermostat helps maintain optimal temperature settings, translating into substantial savings in the long run.

Warranty and Satisfaction Guarantee

At our company, we take pride in standing firmly behind the quality of our products. That’s why when you choose our Landlord Thermostat, you receive a full one-year warranty and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We want to ensure that you have complete peace of mind and confidence in your purchase, knowing that we are committed to your satisfaction at every step.

HC71SB Auto Setback with settings that eliminate the need for a thermostat lockbox.

Eliminate the need for the ugly thermostat lockbox with Chicago Controls Thermostats

Why Choose Chicago Controls Thermostats?

At Chicago Controls Thermostats, we understand the unique needs of property managers, investment property owners, and landlords. Our innovative Landlord Thermostat offers a reliable, affordable, and user-friendly solution to replace your outdated thermostat lock box. Experience the benefits of our state-of-the-art thermostat and start saving on energy costs today.

Say goodbye to the clunky thermostat lockbox and the complex smart thermostat. Embrace the future of property management with one of our Landlord Thermostat models.

For more information or to place a bulk order, please get in touch with our sales team at (773) 593-043. 

Revolutionize your property management experience with Chicago Controls Thermostats.