CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Venstar®, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier, announced it has signed an agreement with Brauer Supply of St. Louis for the distribution of Venstar HVAC control products from its locations in northwestern Arkansas, southern Illinois, southeastern Kansas, Missouri, and northwestern Oklahoma.

“We are pleased to announce Brauer Supply as a new distributor of Venstar commercial and residential thermostats in five Midwestern states,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. “We welcome the Brauer Supply team to the Venstar family of distributors and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

“We are pleased to be an exclusive distributor of Venstar HVAC products. Our customers asked for Venstar by name as Venstar is a respected maker of high quality, reliable HVAC control systems that are easy to program, easy to use, and have superior engineering design,” said Markel Fitchpatrick, sales manager, Brauer Supply. “We are happy to join Venstar’s family of distributors and look forward to supporting and promoting Venstar HVAC control products to our customers.”

Venstar thermostat products being distributed by Brauer Supply include:

• ColorTouch® touch screen thermostats with Wi-Fi — Venstar offers six models of its ColorTouch programmable touch screen thermostats: three for residential use and three for commercial use. All of the models have a multi-functional, simple-to-use touch screen. The color touch screen can be programmed to display a picture gallery of up to 100 files to be used as a slideshow. Select models offer Wi-Fi for remote monitoring and control using the Venstar Skyport™ Cloud mobile app. Select models also include humidity control, which can utilize information from the wireless temperature sensor. ColorTouch thermostats are compatible with virtually every type of commercial heating and air conditioning system. ColorTouch Wi-Fi thermostats are also compatible with Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over their thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.

• Voyager® programmable wireless thermostats — Venstar offers seven models of its programmable Voyager thermostat: three commercial, three residential, and one that is designed for school environments. Designed for ease of use, Voyager thermostats feature large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and controls. Select models also include the ability to control or monitor a second temperature sensor, control humidification/dehumidification, and include Energy Watch functionality. The top-of-the-line commercial model also features a light sensor to determine occupancy and if the lights are left on.

Voyager residential thermostats are compatible with smart home solutions, including Amazon Echo, ZigBee, and Z-Wave controllers. Voyager thermostats are also compatible with Amazon Echo’s voice control, giving users convenient voice control over their thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.

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Publication date: 12/2/2016

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