MILWAUKEE, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new residential touch-screen thermostat from the YORK® brand of Johnson Controls, the leader in building automation, keeps homeowners seamlessly connected to their home comfort systems at home or away via their smartphones, tablets or computers.
Featuring an easy-to-read, patent-pending hexagon interface, the thermostat connects with most conventionally-wired home comfort systems. The YORK Thermostat 280 app for iOS and Android allows the homeowner to remotely control the system's heating or cooling. If connectivity is lost or the temperature in the home exceeds pre-set limits, a push notification is sent to the homeowner's mobile device.
In addition to real-time notifications and alerts, the thermostat provides homeowners with a quick heat and quick cool feature for short-term, high-capacity heating or cooling to reach set points more quickly. Pre-set modes provide quick access to alternate settings, and a convenient proximity sensor, which detects motion from one to six feet away, allows homeowners to make changes quickly, without waiting for the thermostat to start up.
The thermostat has the ability to communicate with home comfort contractors and automatically receives the latest software update via over-the-air updates when connected to Wi-Fi®.
"This new touch-screen thermostat from Johnson Controls equips homeowners with the ultimate in control and convenience, wherever they are," said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. "They can expect nothing but the best performance, efficiency, reliability and a home that is consistently comfortable."
Designed, engineered and assembled in North America, the new thermostats are available from YORK contractors nationwide. YORK Certified Comfort Expert contractors back every installation with a 100 percent Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee, the best assurance in the business.
To celebrate the launch of the new touch-screen thermostat, Johnson Controls is offering a chance to win a grand prize of one of five new YORK touch-screen thermostats along with a $150 Visa gift card for installation. One of 10 YORK-branded portable cell phone battery chargers will also be awarded each week until the promotion ends on June 20. Interested participants are asked to post a photo of themselves with a YORK logo on either the Johnson Controls Twitter page or the YORK Twitter page, using the hashtag #MeAndMyYORK. For complete contest details and official rules, visit www.YORK.com/MeAndMyYORK.
To learn more about the YORK touch-screen thermostat, or to find a local YORK contractor, visit www.YORK.com/for-your-home/thermostats-and-controls.
YORK products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home- and building-owners through qualified YORK heating and cooling contractors. For more information about YORK, visit www.YORK.com or follow us on YouTube and @YorkHVAC on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency's breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
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