05289362 is referenced by 210 patents and cites 16 patents.

A control system for controlling a climate control device, such as an HVAC device within a premise, utilizes real time price tier data supplied by the utility company to achieve economical temperature regulation of the premise. The control system regulates temperature based on time of day data and desired temperature data supplied by the user wherein the user may program different desired temperatures depending upon the relative cost of electricity. The system also provides billing information to the user for current usage and projected usage. The control system additionally controls appliance modules and regulates operation of the hot water heater.

Title
Energy control system
Application Number
7/452285
Publication Number
5289362
Application Date
December 15, 1989
Publication Date
February 22, 1994
Inventor
Mark W Tellier
Milwaukee
WI, US
Lawrence J Strojny
Oostburg
WI, US
Thomas C Holdorf
Mukwonago
WI, US
Alan J Bronikowski
South Milwaukee
WI, US
Ronald J Liebl
Mukwonago
WI, US
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
Johnson Service Company
WI, US
IPC
F25B 29/00
G06F 15/06
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