i am the same. My heat stays off untill it is COLD inside during the night. I dont think the tenants will like that. I was just wondering if there was a legal date or low temp when the heat HAD to be turned on.
Some places have a stupid rule that a place must be at least 68 degrees in the winter. What I find funny is that most people want it colder than that in the summer... I keep my own apartment at 60 and have an electric oil filled heater for the bathroom/bedroom just in case I need it a little warmer in the morning.
Just make it clear to your tenants that when the heat goes on the windows must get closed. This is the primary reason I keep my tenants on month 2 month agreements. If I see those windows open in the winter with the heat at 75 degrees they can either get a notice of increased rent or a notice to vacate. This is why I want to continue going green with my building. If I can attract people who are into conservation then I can expect lower bills for my units.