I saw a thread about connecting two thermostats in parallel. I could not add comment to that thread , so I put question here again.
My tenants always shut off thermostat or reduce temp when they are not in their unit during winter time. It has caused several pipe to become frozen and cause a flood, though I told them many times. They just want to save money for heating.
Now based on that thread, it seems that we could connect two thermostats in parallel. I am not sure whether it could meet my requirement.
What I want to do is: on the other side of the wall(with one thermostat), I add another one(tenants could not see) , I connect both of them in parallel. Once the winter comes ( in our state from Sept to April, legal requirement is to set temp as above 65 F). In my side, I set heating on and set temp to 65 F, to the tenant's side, even they turn off thermostat or reduce temp below 65 F , their thermostat could not do anything, unless they increase temp above 65 F. Does the parallel connections for both thermostats work like that way? Thanks rose