Color Touch Screen Thermostats




VenStar is the first brand to market a color, touch-screen thermostat.  The new Model T5800 Colortouch is a 7 day, 4 time period programmable thermostat that can handle up to 4 stages of heat and 3 stages of cooling.

Product Features & Benefits:
  • Customizable appearance using users' own photos
  • Built-in nature and holiday themes
  • ColorTouch Assistant software make configuring fast and easy
  • SD Memory Card makes import/export between thermostats easy
  • Engaging screensavers with slideshow, digital and analog clock options
  • "Simple as You Want" operation lets user customize thermostat info on display
  • Scheduler keeps home temperature comfortable
  • At-a-Glance Screen lets users see temperature and heating/cooling status
  • Automatically adjust screen backlight with nighttime dimmer
  • Energy usage info at the user's fingertips
  • Security features for locking thermostat
  • Customizable faceplates to match home d├ęcor
  • Automatic daylight savings adjustments, multiple languages, alerts and more
With System Purchase: $ 150 installed.

Honeywell now has the Prestige HD thermostat in the market.  We have also seen more sophisticated prototypes of the new Comfortlink II from Trane which will be released later in 2011.  Expect other manufacturers to follow.

Links:  Venstar T5800 Colortouch / Honeywell HD / Trane Comfortlink II