Connecting distant chips in a quantum network is one of biggest challenges for superconducting quantum computers. Superconducting systems operate at microwave frequencies; transmission of microwave signals through room-temperature quantum channels is impossible due to the omnipresent thermal noise. I will show how two well-known experimental techniques—parity measurements on superconducting systems and optomechanical force sensing—can be combined to generate entanglement between two superconducting qubits through a room-temperature environment. An optomechanical transducer acting as a force sensor can be used to determine the state of a superconducting qubit. A joint readout of two qubits and postselection can lead to entanglement between the qubits. From a conceptual perspective, the transducer senses force exerted by a quantum object, entering a new paradigm in force sensing. In a typical scenario, the force sensed by an optomechanical system is classical. I will argue that the coherence between different states of the qubit (which give rise to different values of the force) can be preserved during the measurement, making it an important resource for quantum communication.