Customers who purchase high-end heating and cooling equipment want energy savings, as well as total comfort, which is why most contractors offer a wide range of accessories to enhance system performance. These accessories can include thermostats, zoning, and IAQ products, all of which address customers’ indoor comfort concerns. Smart contractors know that happy, comfortable customers translate into repeat business as well as referrals, both of which are necessary for the growth and success of a contracting business.


The Home Comfort Control™ is a comprehensive, two-part control system, which utilizes an intuitive touchscreen user interface that connects to an Equipment Control Module with standard three-wire connection, eliminating the need for separate controls for humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation, and temperature control systems. The Home Comfort Control features automatic humidity control; thermostat with Heat Blast ™ for one-touch immediate override to raise temperature; Event-Based™ air cleaning, which provides four selectable air cleaning events; Event-Based ventilation control timed to ASHRAE 62.2; and equipment control module with easy flexible wiring and mounting access.


The Dyna-Fresh Air Quality Control System brings outdoor air inside to make a more comfortable and healthy environment. When tightly insulated homes have windows and doors shut, stale air is sealed out. The key to eliminating moisture, bacteria, carbon monoxide, and household odors during poor weather times is getting fresh air indoors. Dyna-Fresh draws air into the home or workplace through a motorized round damper. This fresh air is mixed with the indoor air already inside a heating/cooling system and then circulated through the existing ductwork. Stale air is then vented out through an existing ventilation (e.g., bathroom exhaust fan) system.


The Wi-Fi-enabled Smart and Smart Si thermostats take the frustration out of programming with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, while delivering significant ROI. There is also the ability to control all the features and functionality of the product from anywhere, anytime from a personal web portal or smartphone app. The integrated Contractor Portal is an online tool that makes it even easier for contractors to upload their logo so that it appears on customers’ reminders; view the make and model of customers’ HVAC equipment; access customers’ HVAC reports for remote troubleshooting and diagnostics; and communicate specials and promotions to clients.


The Prestige® 2.0 offers the flexibility to use one thermostat in virtually every application and when paired with RedLINK™ wireless technology — and a full suite of wireless-enabled comfort accessories — helps better meet customers’ comfort needs. Prestige informs customers when their system is not operating as expected through built-in alerts and diagnostics. It also has IAQ and staging control, customizable service reminders on screen, and assignable input and output relays. When registered with Total Connect Comfort Services, contractors and customers can remotely monitor temperature, humidity settings, fan control, and more through the use of a PC, smartphone, or tablet.

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The WEB Comfort™ communicating thermostat system enables multiple thermostats to be wirelessly networked throughout the building or home. WEB Comfort provides an easy-to-use, web-based dashboard for programming, monitoring, and control. It is enabled for Internet connectivity and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Providing intelligent energy management, the WEB Comfort system creates more comfortable occupants along with reduced energy costs. The system is easy to install and with wireless communication, the time spent wiring is reduced. This communicating system is compatible with most commercial HVAC systems and controls up to 1,000 thermostats simultaneously.


The Learning Thermostat learns about end users and their homes to automatically adjust the temperature when they’re away, guide them to energy-efficient temperatures when they’re home, and free them from programming hassles by creating a personal temperature schedule. Mobile apps allow consumers to control the thermostat remotely. Using a combination of machine learning, cloud computing, sensors, and algorithms to create customized heating and cooling schedules, the Learning Thermostat essentially builds a model of each home. Updated algorithms are delivered automatically over Wi-Fi, and easy user-friendly features help consumers save energy. Features include Auto-Away™, Airwave™, and energy history.


The patented R+ in-duct UV air treatment system is specially designed to destroy biochemical contaminants that continually circulate throughout the HVAC system. Working together, the high-intensity UV “J” lamp, turbulator, and aluminum reflecting chamber deliver the necessary UV dosage and dwell time to destroy thousands of airborne contaminants, including viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, odors, and VOCs, which dramatically improves indoor air quality. The R+ system relies on a microprocessor that senses airflow even at very low velocities and turns on the system accordingly. The R+ includes a 3-inch backlit LCD display that provides important installer and user information.


The new Fast Install Tower (FIT) enables installation of the highest output germicidal UVC Emitters™ at the air-handling unit cooling coil with minimal downtime. It is designed specifically for easy and cost-effective installation; simply select up to four emitter rows and up to seven emitter lengths. Its adjustable height column contains pre-wired power supplies for Steril-Aire single-ended emitters from 12 to 42 inches. FIT is ideal for staggered banks, installations with space constraints, and facilities where HVAC downtime is a critical concern.


The XT205H is a large-capacity whole-house residential ventilating dehumidifier that removes up to 205 pints of water per day and retains the same cabinet size as the XT105H and the XT155H. Ideally suited for large homes with high ceilings, the XT205H effectively conditions inside humid air and provides the proper amount of fresh air ventilation for homes up to 5,000 square feet.


The 1HD-129X Series communicating thermostat enables plug-and-play wiring of multi-stage and variable-speed residential HVAC equipment. Installed using just four wires, the thermostat auto-configures the heating and cooling system, confirms that the entire system is functioning properly, and continues to monitor operation for peak performance. In the event that any component of the heating and cooling system requires servicing, the thermostat will display a “Call for Service” message to the homeowner and a more in-depth series of informational codes for the contractor to simplify troubleshooting and improve the accuracy of repairs.


The new Digi-Zone™ panel Model MDP3 controls up to three zones and is expandable up to 103 zones. The LCD digital display provides easy system configuration and settings, and the digital display replaces the DIP switches and dial settings for temperature and timing. The MDP3 can control virtually any single-stage, multi-stage, heat pump, and dual-fuel system. Used with the exclusive plug-in damper motors, each zone can control up to 10 dampers and all can be easily checked with the damper test button for each zone. Other features and options include variable-speed control, central system setback, central changeover control, and various staging options that eliminate the need for multi-stage thermostats.

Publication date: 6/18/2012