Johnson Controls launch new residential thermostat

USA – Johnson Controls, the leader in building automation, have launched a new residential touch-screen thermostat from their York brand, which the company claims will  keep homeowners seamlessly connected to their home comfort systems at home or away via their smartphones, tablets or computers.

The mew Johnson Controls York product is a touch-screen thermostat which will serve to connect homeowners to their home comfort systems and comes equipped with an easy-to-read, patent-pending hexagon interface which allows the thermostat to connect with most conventionally-wired home comfort systems. The York Thermostat 280 app for iOS and Android allows the homeowner to remotely control the system’s heating or cooling. If connectivity is lost or the temperature in the home exceeds pre-set limits, a push notification is sent to the homeowner’s mobile device.

In addition to real-time notifications and alerts, the thermostat provides homeowners with a quick heat and quick cool feature for short-term, high-capacity heating or cooling to reach set points more quickly. Pre-set modes provide quick access to alternate settings, and a convenient proximity sensor, which detects motion from one to six feet away, allows homeowners to make changes quickly, without waiting for the thermostat to start up.

The thermostat has the ability to communicate with home comfort contractors and automatically receives the latest software update via over-the-air updates when connected to Wi-Fi.

“This new touch-screen thermostat from Johnson Controls equips homeowners with the ultimate in control and convenience, wherever they are,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. “They can expect nothing but the best performance, efficiency, reliability and a home that is consistently comfortable.”