SOURCE: VENSTAR INC.

Venstar Inc.

October 26, 2011 09:00 ET

Venstar's New Slimline Platinum Residential Thermostat Features Automatic Humidity Control for More Comfortable Living

Thermostat Automatically Adds More Moisture to Dry Environments, Less to Humid Ones, When Connected to a Humidification System

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today announced the availability of its new Slimline Platinum residential thermostat (Model T1900) with a convenient built-in humidity module which allows the thermostat to not only automatically control temperature but humidity as well.

"Humidity is a big factor in controlling the comfort level of a home. Many residential thermostats don't offer humidity control -- which is why Venstar's Slimline Platinum T1900 residential thermostat is so popular," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "In addition to being compatible with Dual Fuel systems and being equipped with Reheat for Dehumidification demands, this thermostat's other key features include a programmable output for control of outdoor lighting systems, attic fans and auxiliary devices."

Venstar's Slimline Platinum residential thermostat Model T1900 includes many energy-efficient features, including Energy Watch, which tracks heating and cooling runtime hours, and Energy Save, which intelligently recalculates the start time of the morning period, depending on environmental factors, to reach the programmed setpoint quickly and efficiently. In addition, it is equipped with a drain pan alert, enabling the thermostat to shut down the cooling system in the event of a leak. It is programmable for seven days per week, with up to four time periods per day, and has an auto changeover three-stage heat/two-stage cool for use with gas/electric, heat pump, electric and hydronic heat systems. It is compatible with Venstar's line of wired and wireless remote temperature sensors.

As with all of the thermostats in Venstar's Slimline Platinum residential programmable thermostat family, it is back-lit with color-coded keys and legends. A large easy-to-read backlit display shows the temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. An LED indicator glows green or red to indicate cooling or heating for an at-a-glance view.

To help users better manage their Slimline Platinum residential thermostats, the unit is equipped with a keypad lock to eliminate unauthorized users from changing the thermostat settings. It is compatible with Venstar's IR remote control for convenient armchair accessibility and the Comfort Call telephone accessory, which allows users to remotely access the thermostat and change the settings from any telephone.

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

The T1900 Slimline Platinum residential thermostats are easy to install and compatible with virtually all commercial HVAC systems.

Availability

Venstar sells Slimline Platinum thermostats via a nationwide 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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