BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH REMOTE CONTROL UNIT AND METHODS OF OPERATION

  • US 20090140060A1
  • Filed: 11/30/2007
  • Published: 06/04/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A comfort control system for controlling one or more HVAC components of a building or other structure, the comfort control system comprising:

  • a first controller having access to a first temperature sensor for sensing a first temperature, a wireless interface, and a control module for controlling the comfort level of at least a portion of the building or other structure by activating and deactivating the one or more HVAC components of the building or other structure;

    a second controller having a second temperature sensor for sensing a second temperature, and a wireless interface, the wireless interface of the second controller and the wireless interface of the first controller providing a communication path whereby the second temperature can be communicated from the second controller to the first controller;

    the control module of the first controller selectively controlling the comfort level of at least the portion of the building or other structure based at least primarily on the first temperature or the second temperature; and

    wherein, when the control module of the first controller is controlling the comfort level of at least the portion of a building or other structure based at least primarily on the second temperature, the control module automatically switches to controlling the comfort level based at least primarily on the first temperature when a predetermined condition is detected.

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