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Honeywell thermostats for your home or office
Honeywell can trace its roots back to 1885, when an inventor named Albert Butz patented the furnace regulator and alarm. He formed the Butz Thermo-Electric Regulator Co., Minneapolis, on April 23, 1886, and a few weeks later invented a simple, yet ingenious device that he called the "damper flapper." In 1906, Mark C. Honeywell founded Honeywell Heating Specialty Co., Inc. in Wabash, Indiana. Honeywell's company merged with Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company in 1927. The merged company was called the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company. Honeywell was its first president, W.R. Sweatt its first chairman. W.R. Sweatt and his son Harold provided 75 years of uninterrupted leadership for the company. W.R. Sweatt survived rough spots and turned an innovative idea – thermostatic heating control – into a thriving business. Harold, who took over in 1934, led Honeywell through a period of growth and global expansion that set the stage for Honeywell to become a global technology leader.
In 1953, the company introduced the T-86 "Round" thermostat, which replaced chunky, rectangular models. One of the world's most recognizable designs, it remains in production today and adorns the walls of more households around the world than any other thermostat. The company's name was officially changed to Honeywell Inc. in 1963, even though it had been casually referred to as such for nearly 40 years. Six years later, Honeywell instruments helped U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin land on the moon. In 1970, Honeywell merged its computer business with General Electric's to form Honeywell Information Systems, which performed well in mainframe markets. From 1961 to 1978 the company expanded into such fields as defense, aerospace, computers and cameras. In 1986, Honeywell significantly enhanced its position in the aerospace industry with the purchase of Sperry Aerospace. It instantly became the world's leading integrator of avionics systems.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global megatrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 122,000 employees worldwide, including 19,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do. Homebuilders, heating and cooling contractors, building automation specialists and heating equipment manufacturers rely on the sensing and control expertise and innovation that drives Honeywell's business. In more than 100 million homes and 5 million buildings worldwide, Honeywell products, components and systems deliver temperature control, comfort, energy conservation and safety.
Your home thermostat may be one of the most important yet overlooked appliances. Thermostats perform one simple, yet essential function: they connect your room temperature to the output of your heating or cooling system. Thermostats are basically heat activated switches with temperature sensors. Depending on your desired comfort settings, these switches will either interrupt or complete the electrical circuit that runs your home heating or cooling system. Honeywell sets the industry standard, and is the premier provider of thermostats - consider purchasing yours today.