White Rodgers has a new thermostat on the market called the Easy Reader.As the name implies this thermostat has Super-Large numbers and letters and is very easy to read.This thermostat is marketed to the fastest growing customer segment, the baby boomers.This stat is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to use.This is a universal thermostat 4heat/2cool; therefore you can use it on single or multi stage equipment and conventional and duel fuel heat pumps.The duel fuel capability of this stat has a duel fuel logic feature that means you do not have to wire an outdoor sensor.It can be configured as a non programmable or programmable thermostat and can be hardwired or battery powered.The stat has simple one-button one-function operation.This is a fantastic stat but it all comes back to the large 6” square-inch display, blue lighted display for easier low-light viewing and the super –large numbers and letters.
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Idea Person – John R. Hall is a freelance writer and former business editor with The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News. Hall has interviewed hundreds of HVACR contractors in his eleven years as a trade journalist and met several thousand at all major industry events. He has authored HVACR business books and has been a guest speaker at many industry events. Hall has used his many contacts with small business owners to get good business tips and strategies and has passed them on to many other contractors in the trade.
A wireless gas detection system is an industry that should see substantial growth in the next several years.A wireless gas detection system can provide fast reliable protection from harmful gases such as CO and NO2. Complying with building codes, saving energy and protecting occupants are 3 benefits of a gas detection system.A wireless gas detection system is usually made up of a controller, several transmitters, and possibly a relay module to operate exhaust fans and louvers.The control panel or monitoring panel is the brains of the system.The transmitters are your gas sensors that communicate ambient air readings to a central monitoring panel.The relay module is a remote switching station to control exhaust or louvers.The system captures local readings at each transmitter and uses zone averaging to keep fluctuations from activating circulation systems unnecessarily.The control panel can activate only those fans and devices necessary to clear the affected area when gas concentration rises.