Vernon, BC. April 25, 2013 – tekmar Control Systems, a Watts Water Technologies company, has added a new touchscreen thermostat to its designer series to offer more options and flexibility to HVAC system designers.
The tekmarNet® Thermostat 553 is now available for purchase and orders will begin shipping immediately. The tekmarNet® Thermostat 553 is a communicating thermostat designed to operate two heating stages, one cooling stage, a fan and relative humidity. The heating stages can be hydronic, forced air or a single stage heat pump. The cooling stage is either an air conditioner or heat pump.
“What is unique about the 553 is it can operate a radiant floor heating and cooling system together with either an air distribution heat pump, hydronic fan coil, or a forced air furnace. The touchscreen display is easy to read, simple to navigate and quick to set and adjust,” said Greg Leupin, sales & marketing manager for tekmar.
There are two auxiliary sensor inputs available to measure room, floor, outdoor, coil or duct temperature. The optional floor sensor allows precise heating of radiant floors by controlling the floor temperature and maintaining the desired room air temperature. Relative humidity level can be measured and controlled using the built-in humidity sensor.
The tekmarNet® Thermostat 553, like the other thermostats in the series, features the best options for radiant floor control. “Each thermostat offers a set of features to best suit a range of applications, making the designer series a more complete offering,” added Leupin.
To select the right thermostat for your application, visit the zoning comparison page.