Honeywell keeps coming up with cool stuff. Yes, thermostats are cool, because there are different shapes, sizes, colors, and apps. But, look at this video to see how Honeywell takes the cool to the next level and makes it practical. No need to worry about coming home and finding out your pipe burst or a leak turned into a flood. The Honeywell Lyric will let you know before problems get out of hand. I wonder what else they will hang onto their residential thermostat network?
We had a chance to catch up with Biagio Delorenzio and Luis Melgares from Neptronic at the 2016 Niagara Summit. Great stuff from our innovative friends in Canada. As you can see in the video, the TUCB is a very flexible universal wall mount controller with built-in temperature sensor and scheduler. The unit is designed for simple and accurate control of a heat pump or other heating/cooling equipment. Its field configurable algorithms enable versatile implementation of required control sequences. but what is even more impressive is the new TRLG 24. The TRLG 24 takes all that is good about the TUCB and adds an on board humidity and CO2 sensor. This gives you the flexibility of using the controller as stand alone, or using 2 digital outputs from a master control to gain more I/O and control at the edge.
Even better, Biagio is offering free samples through ControlTrends. Check back soon, as this order form should be on ControlTrends sometime next week!
Many think that Nest owns the “cool factor” when it comes to residential thermostats. Not so fast, the orginators of the round thermostat are coming on strong with their second generation Lyric thermostat. That’s right, Honeywell, the company that, as far as we know, has built more thermostats than any other company on the planet, and advanced thermostat technology since 1885, is showing that in addition to unsurpassed technology and engineering, they know a think to two about style. Don’t settle for another pretty face. With Honeywell you get style and substance.
The Lyric thermostat uses your smartphone’s location to know when you’re away, and saves you energy. Through geofence technology, it senses your return and helps make you comfortable upon arrival. You can also manually override your current setting when you’ll be out for a few hours by using the Away button on the thermostat or in the app.
Custom Shortcuts: Create custom shortcuts for unique situations or save the shortcuts you really like and they’ll be available on your app any time you want. Customizable comfort has never been so simple.
Comfort: View and adjust the humidity levels in your home. Lyric also considers both humidity and temperature to maintain your comfort, so 72° always feels like 72°.
Smart Alerts: Push noti cations remind you of lter changes, notify you of high and low humidity levels, and warn you of extreme indoor temperatures.
Adaptive recovery: The Lyric thermostat learns your heating and cooling cycle times to deliver just the right temperature, right when you want it.
Auto changeover: When enabled, the thermostat automatically selects heating or cooling depending on the indoor temperature.
Click here to get more information on the new Honeywell Lyric.
Congratulations to Siemens. Their RDY2000 Thermostat was voted 2015 ControlTrends Commercial Thermostat of the Year by the ControlTrends Community. The feature rich RDY2000 is designed for light commercial HVAC systems that utilize 24 VAV control circuitry. It is compatible with forced air, hydronic, or steam systems fired by gas, oil or electricity. The thermostat can control up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling in a conventional system and heat pumps systems with up to two compressors and two stages of auxiliary heat. The RDY2000 can interface with remote sensors and devices to completely manage all aspects of room comfort, including temperature, humidity, and air quality. It’s no surprise the RDY2000 won the 2015 ControlTrends Award.
Click here to see what makes the Siemens RDY 2000 so special.
Will Viconics continue to dominate the ControlTrends Thermostat of the Year Award? Although the three time winner faces some very stiff competition this year from the likes of Honeywell, Siemens, KMC, and Entouch, they have not been sitting on their hands. To find out what is new and improved with the Viconics thermostats our Ken Smyers tracked down Tim Doulgeropoulos at the 2015 Haystack Exchange.
Global power house Siemens lit up the HVAC controls market with their roll out of the RDY 2000 thermostat. As you can see in this demo video, the Siemens RDY 2000 packs a lot of punch. Look for Siemens to build on this platform in 2016, but in the mean time, if you like what you see, consider giving the Siemens RDY 2000 a look when you vote for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year.
Ecobee, continues in it’s quest for the perfect thermostat with the Ecobee 3. Ecobee is one of the finalist for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year, so if you like what you see be sure to vote.
The 2015 Thermostat of the Year is proving to be very competitive again this year. With strong contenders like Honeywell, Viconics, KMC, Ontrol, Ecobee and Siemens, the ControlTrends voting community is going too have some interesting choices.
One of our finalist Entouch brings and interesting approach to their thermostat system. In this video Stromquist & Company’s Dozier Mills shows you how you can do energy monitoring through the Entouch thermostat using the Entouch GM 8 module.
Voting ends January 15, so is you have not already voted click here.
I found this one in the archives, but it is still a great solution from Johnson Controls for controlling portable classrooms. The Johnson Controls T600 Family of thermostats include several cool features, including an on board occupancy sensor. Mike Glenn, from Johnson Controls shows us how the T600 can be used to control and save energy in portable classrooms. The T600 is a low cost practical way to control temperature and reduce energy consumption in your remote classrooms.
If you are in Georgia or Florida the team at Stromquist & Company can take care of all your Johnson Control needs including the T600. If you are in Western PA or West Virginia, Dave and Ken Smyers at DMS Controls Group, LLC have you covered; if you are in another part of the country, try one of our affiliates at Controls Group North America.
Siemens’ RAA and RAB series of fan coil thermostats are now obsolete and being replaced by the RDG series room thermostats. They cover a wide range of commercial HVAC applications from roof top units and heat pumps to VAV/CAV control. Ideally suited for light commercial installations such as retail, hospitality, light healthcare and small commercial buildings, they are easy to install and commission. With available programmable scheduling and auxiliary inputs, advanced room control strategies can easily be implemented. Advanced control algorithms and precision control assure maximum comfort control while maximizing energy cost savings for the customers.
The RDG110U supports conventional, heat pump, fan coil and chilled ceiling applications. RDG160TU supports the same while adding flexible scheduling support along with ECM fan output. RDG400 features single duct VAV applications with aux heat and floating or modulating damper actuator and valve control.