Looking for an office thermostat that actually works? Good luck and Godspeed.
You may never find it. The controls for your company's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are likely hidden in the office ducts. If you do spy a thermostat, it's probably locked, or encased behind shatterproof glass.
Richard Dawson, an HVAC specialist from Homer, Ill., who has several landlord clients, says too many office workers feel their environment is "anything but what they want it to be." Better to install a dummy when they're out to lunch, he figures. He estimates that 90% of office thermostats are dummies
Are there reliable numbers on whether the majority (>50%) of apparently user-adjustable thermostats (in offices which appear to have them) usually 'dummies'?