News | July 8, 2011

Venstar Expands New York State Distribution Of Its HVAC Control Products With DBM Control Distributors Inc. And DBM Controls

Venstar, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, recently announced that it has expanded New York state distribution of its commercial and residential thermostat HVAC control products by adding two new distributors. DBM Control Distributors Inc. of Buffalo, N.Y., will cover the upstate New York region, and DBM Controls of Elmira, N.Y., will cover the Finger Lakes region of central New York State.

"We are pleased to announce DBM Control Distributors Inc. and DBM Controls as new distributors of Venstar commercial and residential thermostats in the state of New York," 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 prosperous relationship."

"Venstar is respected as a maker of high-quality, reliable HVAC controls systems, and we are pleased to be the regional distributor of Venstar thermostat products," said Bruce Gleason, president of DBM Control Distributors Inc.

"We are pleased to join Venstar's family of distributors and look forward to supporting and promoting Venstar HVAC control products to our customers," said Marcus Patelunas, vice president of DBM Controls.

Venstar recently named Trane Canada Co. as the exclusive distributor of Venstar HVAC controls in Canada.

Among the Venstar thermostat products being distributed by DBM Controls and DBM Control Distributors 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.

ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostat (commercial)
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 programmer, field updatable firmware, and added security for use in public areas. ColorTouch Commercial is priced at approximately half the cost of competitive commercial touch screen thermostats.

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 modes 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, 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.

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About DBM Control Distributors Inc.
Based in Buffalo, N.Y., DBM Control Distributors, Inc. is a locally owned and operated controls supply house, servicing New York State and Northern Pennsylvania. DBM Control Distributors, Inc. has been in business since 1969. DBM Control Distributors specializes in HVAC temperature, humidity, pressure, Kw/KwH control systems for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. Its capabilities include Energy Management Systems (EMS), Facilities Management Systems (FMS), Building Management Systems (BMS), Flame Safeguard Systems, Air Conditioning (Split and Portable), and it has a vast inventory featuring gas valves, thermostats, relays, transformers, and most standard HVAC parts.

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About DBM Controls
Based in Elmira, N.Y., DBM Controls is a locally owned and operated wholesale HVAC/R controls supply house, located in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York State. DBM Controls has been in business since 1985. Its products include a vast inventory of residential, commercial and industrial valves, thermostats, sensors, boilers, and split air conditioners.

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About Venstar Inc.
Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) supplier, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 25 percent of their energy costs, which translates to millions of dollars in savings and dramatic reductions in C02 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of more than 13,000 retail locations across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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SOURCE: Venstar Inc.