Thermostat & HVAC

Residence Thermostats:  Please be very aware of the temperature in your residence, especially if you plan on being away from Seasons for a longer span of time. Some owners have changed their thermostats to a more modern one that can be observed and controlled with a Smartphone app. If you have upgraded to one of these thermostats, please check the app more frequently to make sure all systems are functioning properly.

Please note item (a) below if you own a townhome or a penthouse residence – Per the Rules and Regulations #23 – Each owner is responsible for setting their residence’s thermostat to minimize the risk and damage that can be caused by freezing conditions. Low temperatures can cause water pipes to freeze, and in some cases burst. The owner must take into consideration a variety of other factors such as ceiling height and location within the building. The suggestions listed below are intended to safeguard and prevent pipes from freezing within and around the residence and are not all-encompassing measures. It is the owner’s responsibility in maintaining residence temperatures and preventative measures to prevent pipes from freezing.

a. During the colder months, maintain the residence temperature at a minimum of fifty-five (55) degrees or higher, regardless if the residence is unoccupied for an extended period of time. For residences, that have a loft or are a townhome, the recommended minimum temperature setting is sixty (60) degrees due to air flow patterns. Fireplaces are not to be used as the sole source of heat during the winter months.

b. Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

c. Close all windows near water pipes, cover or close open-air vents. Freezing temperatures combined with wind drafts can cause pipes to freeze more frequently. We recommend that all windows and sliding glass doors remain closed during the winter.

d. Shut off water supply valves to appliances such as a washing machine if the residence is unoccupied for an extended period of time.

e. For the most energy efficient heating and cooling within a residence, keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and at night using either the Heat or Cool setting as is appropriate for the season.

Thermostat Homeowners Guide


Keep the heating and cooling unit in your residence functioning properly by changing the air filter every 3 to 6 months.  The filters used in each residence at Seasons are a custom size, and it may be difficult to find the correct size at a local hardware store.  The Association purchases filters in bulk and offers them for sale to owners. If you are interested in purchasing the filters, please inquire at Owner Services. The filters can be purchased by check made payable to Seasons at Sandpoint Association.