Uponor launches new thermostat for radiant heating applications
First touchscreen thermostat from Uponor specifically designed for precise temperature control of hydronic radiant systems.
Apple Valley, MN, May 31, 2016 — Uponor North America (Uponor) is launching its first-ever touchscreen radiant thermostat. The new Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen (A3100101) is designed for precise temperature control of residential hydronic radiant heating systems based on operative temperature sensing capabilities.
"With this new thermostat, we've taken the best features of Uponor's classic heat-only thermostat and made it better," says Jeff Wiedemann, product manager, Controls at Uponor. "We took the performance and reliability our customers have come to trust with our heat-only radiant thermostat and transferred it to a sleek, aesthetically pleasing design that includes a simple, intuitive touchscreen."
The thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative temperature, a floor sensor (purchased separately), or a combination of both to provide the optimal level of comfort and control. The floor sensor not only provides enhanced thermal comfort, but it also protects the floor’s surface from overheating.
The new Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen will replace Uponor’s existing Heat-only Thermostat (A3030101). Additionally, by adding the Uponor Floor Sensor (A9010599), the Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen is a simpler, more cost-effective solution for users familiar with the SetPoint 501s, Single-stage SetPoint Controller with Floor Sensor (A3041501).
"This new thermostat will streamline our controls offering and allow us to focus on innovative solutions for the residential hydronic radiant heating market," says Wiedemann.
About Uponor Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. The company has received recognition for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency, safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving and being a top workplace. Uponor, Inc. employs about 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.
The new Uponor Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen uses fully automatic differential and pulse width modulation (PWM) control functions to ensure each radiant zone is comfortable and energy efficient.