Doesn't your apartment landlord have a responsibility to either provide, or allow you to install an accessible thermostat? I would suggest talking with apartment management, not asking, but telling, and/or calling your local utility company, to see if they will install one for you. It is in everone's best interest for you to have a thermostat that you can control.
However, even with a talking thermostat, a talking multifunction thermometer is very useful.
On Jan 8, 2020, at 08:43, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
What's the deal about not being able to install a talking
thermostat? If and when you move out of there, just take your nice
new talking one away and give them theirs back. Slip a maintenance
person a Jackson and replace that old outmoded thing on the wall
with something you can use.
On 1/7/2020 10:58 PM, Merv Keck wrote:
There doesn’t seem to be much call these
days for an indoor thermometer. Once upon a time I had talking
indoor/outdoor thermometers. However they have long since worn
out and have been disposed of with extreme happiness. I use my
Echo when I want the outdoor temperature. It might not be to
the exact degree but it is close enough for me.
However, I am unable to find something that
will give me just an indoor temperature. The apartment where I
live is not one in which I can install a talking Thermostat.
And there is literally an 8 or 10 degree difference tween the
North side of the apartment and the South side of the
apartment 365 day of the year.
Today I asked AIRA to help me adjust the
central heat which is located in the living room and it took
me about a half an hour and several calls because even with
the glasses and kit, the thermostat is so small and low
contrast the Agents could not read the numbers and one was
unable to help me saying she could not see it at all. even
with Zoom on my iPhone.
I have been searching for quite a while for
something that just does indoor temperature and nothing else.
Because I can’t open my windows in the apartment to run wires
or anything and don’t want to buy something more than I need.
So any help locating just a Talking Indoor thermometer would
be much appreciated.