Midwest HVAC News
Dennis Supply and Venstar
Ink Distribution Deal for HVAC Control Products.
Venstar®, a leading thermostat and
energy management systems supplier, today announced that it has
signed an exclusive agreement with Dennis Supply Company of Sioux
City, Iowa, for the distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products at
the Dennis Supply stores and Wayne Dennis Supply stores throughout
Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
"We are pleased to announce Dennis Supply Company as a new
distributor of Venstar commercial and residential thermostats in the
states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming," said Steve
Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "We welcome them to the
Venstar family of distributors and look forward to a long and
"We are pleased to be the exclusive distributor of Venstar HVAC
products for Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Venstar is a
respected maker of high-quality, reliable HVAC control systems that
are feature-rich, easy to use and program, and have superior
engineering design," said Scott Stewart, sales manager for Dennis
Supply Company. "We are happy to join Venstar's family of
distributors and look forward to supporting and promoting Venstar
HVAC control products to our customers."
Among the Venstar thermostat products being distributed by Dennis
Supply Company are:
ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostat (residential)
ColorTouch® is the multi-functional, simple-to-use, richly featured,
programmable touch screen thermostat that thinks it's a digital
picture frame. ColorTouch has customizable backgrounds, including
the users' own photos, and more than a dozen preset themes,
including holiday themes. Compatible with virtually every type of
heating and air conditioning system, ColorTouch can be configured to
display one of three languages: English, French or Spanish. With the
optional Skyport Wi-Fi Key, ColorTouch can be remotely accessed,
monitored and controlled using a free mobile app that is compatible
with Apple iPhone®, iTouch®, iPad®, BlackBerry, Android, Mac and PC
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ColorTouch Commercial is a multi-functional, simple-to-use,
touch screen thermostat designed for commercial installations.
With ColorTouch Commercial, users can display their business
logos, advertisements or promotions on their thermostat screens
as a slideshow screensaver or background wallpaper. ColorTouch
Commercial also includes a 365-day holiday calendar, field
updatable firmware, and added passcode security for use in
public areas. ColorTouch Commercial is priced at approximately
half the cost of competitive commercial touch screen
thermostats. With the optional Skyport Wi-Fi Key, ColorTouch can
be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled using a free
mobile app that is compatible with Apple iPhone®, iTouch®, iPad®,
BlackBerry, Android, Mac and PC devices. This enables HVAC
contractors, installers and users to control, monitor and
troubleshoot ColorTouch thermostats at clients' commercial
buildings from virtually anywhere.
Slimline Family of Thermostats
Venstar's Slimline family of thermostats includes very popular
residential and commercial models. Currently, millions of
Slimline thermostats are in use throughout North America.
Specialty Slimline models include:
•Slimline Platinum, a commercial thermostat (Model T2900) with
light activation that turns the thermostat on and off based on
the level of light, helping facilities save energy and go green.
•SchoolStat™ (Model T2900SCH), a commercial programmable
specialty thermostat that helps schools "go green" while keeping
classrooms comfortable. SchoolStat is the thermostat designed to
keep classrooms comfortable during the school day and save
energy when school is out.
•ComfortCall, an accessory that allows users to remotely adjust
their Venstar Slimline residential thermostats from any
telephone. Using voice recognition and voice synthesis,
ComfortCall literally talks to the user over the telephone and
takes voice commands.
•EZStat™, the thermostat that is as easy to program as using an
alarm clock. The EZStat also features oversized indicators on
the display for easy reading.