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Venstar's Battery and/or System-Powered Thermostats Provide Ease-of-Use and Reliable Back-Up in the Event of a Power Outage

Battery Thermostats Can Run via HVAC Systems With 24vac Power or on Their Own Using Two AA Alkaline Batteries and Offer Very Easy Usage Features (April 12, 2012)

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today introduced its line of battery and/or system-powered thermostats, Models T0130, T0140, T1035 and T1045, which offer extremely simple operating features and the versatility of running either on two AA Alkaline batteries or via the HVAC's electrical system. These non-programmable (T0130 and T0140) and 5+2 Day Programmable (T1035/T1045) thermostats are very easy to operate and feature a large, easy-to-read, backlit digital display indicating both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures. The bi-color LED indicator, available when system is powered, glows green or red to indicate whether the thermostat is in heating or cooling mode, respectively.

Compatible with two-, three-, four-, or five-wire systems, Venstar's T0130 and T1035 battery and/or system-powered thermostats also feature one-stage heating and one-stage cooling for use with gas/electric, heat pump, millivolt, electric heating, and hydronic systems, as well as RC and RH terminals for dual transformer systems.

Venstar's T0140 and T1045 battery and/or system-powered thermostats feature two-stage heating and one-stage cooling for use specifically with heat pumps. These thermostats also come equipped with an Auxiliary Heat switch, which features:

  • Emergency Setting: If the first-stage compressor should fail, setting the switch in the Emergency position allows the thermostat to automatically bypass first-stage heat and use the strip heaters.
  • Lockout Setting: Allows the homeowner to choose not to run second-stage strip heat, helping reduce usage costs as it is more expensive to run both strip heaters and a compressor.
  • Normal Setting: Allows the homeowner to use first-stage and second-stage heating normally.

The programmable thermostats (T1035 and T1045) also include a service filter indicator and adjustable compressor protection.

"Our battery and/or system-powered thermostats are popular not just for their back-up power option but also because they are so simple and easy to read and operate," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "Customers appreciate the easy-to-access front battery compartment and the sleek styling and white color, which blend beautifully into any décor. As well, the bi-color LED for heating and cooling is one of our customers' favorite features of this line."

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.

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