If I want to invite them down to my apartment, I adjust the heating or cooling to make sure they will be comfortable
I rent my a basement apartment at my aunt and uncle’s house. It is quite nice. I have a large bedroom, good sized shower and access to laundry. What is helpful is that my aunt and uncle installed a ductless mini split into the basement. The home’s HVAC system does not include the basement. I was worried that I would have no heating or air conditioning in the basement. Now, with the installation of the ductless HVAC unit, I have effective temperature control. The mini split provides heating and air for the whole apartment. It is extremely energy efficient and I hardly do anything to maintain it. The ductless mini split is partnered with a smart thermostat. This is a very convenient feature. I can operate the thermostat through any wireless operated product. At work, I have access to the ductless system from my computer. On my way new home in the car, I can use an app on my smartphone to adjust the heating and air settings. It is convenient when the weather fluctuates or when I end up coming home late from work. The heating or cooling never runs with no one in the apartment. The thermostat learned my schedule and built a heating and air conditioning program accordingly. So it automatically heats or cools when I am typically at home, but conserves energy when I leave. I only make slight adjustments now and then. When I visit with my aunt and uncle upstairs, I just turn off the Heat pump. If I want to invite them down to my apartment, I adjust the heating or cooling to make sure they will be comfortable. The whole system is convenient.