Two Thermostat Standards have been published by NEMA.
Press Release Summary:
February 6, 2014 - NEMA DC 3-2013 Residential Controls—Electrical Wall-Mounted Room Thermostats covers self-contained, electrical and electronic, wall-mounted room thermostats. Also available, NEMA DC 3 Annex A-2013 Energy-Efficiency Requirements for Programmable Thermostats contains performance requirements for programmable thermostats described as energy-efficient. Both documents, published by NEMA, are available for download or in hardcopy format.
Original Press Release
NEMA Publishes Thermostat Standards NEMA DC 3-2013 and NEMA DC 3 Annex A-2013
Press release date: January 31, 2014
NEMA DC 3 covers self-contained, electrical and electronic, wall-mounted room thermostats. This standard may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hardcopy on the NEMA website for $61.
NEMA DC 3 Annex A contains the performance requirements for programmable thermostats described as energy-efficient. This document may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hardcopy format on the NEMA website for $42.
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