Carrier Introduces ComfortVu BACnet Thermostats
Building owners and operators can now help maximize occupant comfort and increase energy efficiency with Carrier’s new ComfortVu™ BACnet thermostats. These thermostats offer control of a building’s heating and cooling equipment from inside a facility, or from any BACnet-based building management system (BMS), including Carrier’s powerful i-Vu® building automation system. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
The new wall-mounted BACnet thermostats are designed to work with commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, including rooftop units, heat pumps, fan coils, and unit heaters. On-board sensing options include temperature, humidity and motion detection, and integrated DIP switches make it easy to configure equipment type and sequence of operation.
Available in two versions – Standard and Plus – the BACnet thermostats feature large backlit LCD displays and intuitive controls (push-buttons on the Standard, touchscreen interface on the Plus), putting occupants in direct control of their comfort. A built-in time clock and 7-day programmable calendar enable the BACnet thermostats to operate stand-alone or on a BACnet MS/TP network. The thermostat buttons and touchscreens can be locked down when the BMS is in control to limit occupant interaction and setpoint adjustments.
The new BACnet thermostats also offer online management tools when they are integrated with Carrier’s i-Vu building automation system. Graphics, trends, dashboards, and alarms provide operators with additional insights on how their HVAC equipment is operating, either on-site or remotely from any web-enabled device.
“We are proud to offer BACnet thermostats as another plug-and-play component of our i-Vu building automation system,” said Mark Jones, business manager, Carrier Controls. “These thermostats are ideal for customers that desire a lower first-cost of ownership, easy installation, and increased efficiency through seamless integration to a BACnet-compliant BMS.”
Setpoints and occupancy status can be controlled directly through the thermostat or any BACnet BMS, making it easy to view, schedule, and manage the connected equipment from within the building or remotely at any time of day.
The new BACnet thermostats also offer many energy-efficient features, while allowing operators to better manage their building’s energy usage. Features include:
- Flexible, 7-day scheduling via the thermostat;
- Setpoint and occupancy overrides via the BACnet BMS;
- Large, easy-to-read temperature displays on the thermostat that include setpoint adjustment, fan speed control, and heating/cooling mode control;
- Humidity control;
- Title 24-compliant economizer control and IECC2015 economizer FDD when connected to a BMS that has been programmed to pinpoint economizer faults;
- On-board I/O for connecting remote temperature sensors, door/window switches, and other devices to invoke additional energy-saving control strategies.
The new ComfortVu BACnet thermostats are available for sale now through Carrier sales offices worldwide. For more information on the new BACnet thermostats, please visit carrier.com.