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Venstar Announces Value Series Residential Thermostats With Battery Back-Up Power

Battery Keeps Thermostat Working If Power Fails (November 16, 2011)

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/11 -- Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today announced the availability of its new Value Series of residential thermostats that feature battery back-up that supplements system power in the event of a power failure. The battery keeps the thermostat's clock functional for up to one year, so re-setting the clock is not needed should power go out. Additionally, all time period programming and advanced setup programming is stored permanently in the event of a power failure in the thermostat's memory.

The new Value Series of thermostats combines an easy-to-use function and easy-view display with affordable pricing. Now available throughout the United States and Canada, Venstar's Value Series comes in four models: T0130 and T1035 (1 Heat, 1 Cool, Non-Programmable or 5+2 Day Programmable); and T0140 and T1045 (2 Heat, 1 Cool Heat Pump, Non-Programmable or 5+2 Day Programmable), all of which are battery or system powered. Estimated street prices start at $30.

"Venstar's Value Series of residential battery-powered thermostats are designed for homeowners who want the security of having battery back-up power in addition to the system power in an affordable, easy-to-use thermostat," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "In addition, this series is easy to use and view with its large, easy-to-read backlit digital display that instantly shows the user the room temperature and whether the heating or air conditioning is on or off."

All four models include:


  • Battery back-up that keeps the thermostat working in the event of a power failure;
  • A large, easy-to-read backlit digital display showing Fahrenheit or Celsius room temperatures;
  • A bi-color LED indicator that glows red for heating and green for cooling;
  • Simple operation with slide switch for heat, cool and off;
  • Easy-access front battery compartment; and
  • Sleek styling and white color that attractively blends into most any décor.

Model T1045 -- Programmable for 5+2 Days, 2-Heat/1-Cool for Use With Heat Pumps

The top-of-the-line model, T1045, is a programmable 5+2 Day thermostat, allowing the user to program separate heating and cooling schedules for weekdays and weekends. It has a 2-Heat/1-Cool feature for use with single-stage heat pumps or heat pumps with second-stage auxiliary heat, and it is also compatible with four-wire systems. It includes indicators for service filter replacement and AUX heat. It also includes an AUX heat switch for emergency heating to run the auxiliary heat as first stage in the event of a compressor failure or lockout to disable the second-stage heating for energy savings during mild winter weather.

Model T1035 -- Programmable for 5+2 Days, 1-Heat/1-Cool for Use With Heat Pumps

Model T1035 is a programmable 5+2 Day thermostat, allowing the user to program separate heating and cooling schedules for weekdays and weekends. It has a 1-Heat/1-Cool feature for use with conventional electric cool and/or gas heating systems or single-stage heat pumps without auxiliary heating and is compatible with two-, three- or four-wire systems. It also features RC and RH terminals for dual transformer equipment and includes indicators for service filter replacement.

Model T0140 & Model T0130 -- Extremely Affordable, Non-Programmable

Value-priced Models T0140 and T0130 are not programmable but still include many of the features of the programmable models, including the large, easy-to-read backlit digital display with bi-color LED indicators that glow red to indicate heating and green to indicate cooling. Both models also feature easy-to-operate functionality.

  • Model T0140 features 2-Heat, 1-Cool for use with single-stage heat pumps or heat pumps with second-stage auxiliary heat and is compatible with four-wire systems. It also includes an AUX heat switch for emergency heating to run the auxiliary heat as first stage in the event of a compressor failure or lockout to disable the second-stage heating for energy savings during mild winter weather.
  • Model T0130 features 1-Heat/1-Cool for use with conventional electric cool and/or gas heating systems or single-stage heat pumps without auxiliary heating. It is compatible with two-, three- or four-wire systems. It also includes RC and RH terminals for dual transformer equipment.

Easy for Contractors to Install and Program, Wide Compatibility With HVAC Systems

The Value Series residential thermostats are easy to install and are compatible with virtually all residential HVAC systems.

Availability

Venstar sells its Value Series thermostats via a U.S. and Canadian distribution network with thousands of contractors. For more information, visit: http://www.venstar.com/Thermostats/
Email: sales@venstar.com
Telephone: 818-812-9930

About Venstar Inc.

Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) supplier, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 25 percent of their energy costs, which translates to millions of dollars in savings and dramatic reductions in C02 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of more than 13,000 retail locations across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Web site: www.venstar.com

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