Chicago Controls’ Thermostats: Reviews and Recommendations

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Can Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc.’s Thermostats Really Save You Money?


Savings usually range from 15-35% or even more depending on square footage and other factors when using our thermostat locks.

“In my research for thermostats, I felt like this was the best choice for me. It saves money, is easy to install and it’s really user friendly.” 


HC71SB Auto Setback

HC71SB – Auto Setback Thermostat 

“I’ve had it for about a year now and I’ve been seeing an extreme difference in my energy bills; very significant savings… haven’t had any problems with it, it’s been reliable.   

“Needed a way for tenants to limit their heat since they’re on a shared boiler system. This is the perfect solution; install was super easy.”


The HC71SB Auto Setback is a completely tamperproof thermostat with automatic setback that limits the heat to 71 degrees. When in heat mode, the HC71SB resets itself to 68 degrees every 3 hours. This thermostat has all the advantages of a 7 day programmable thermostat, except there is no programming needed.

Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc.’s thermostats are completely tamper proof unlike the competition. The temperature limitations are added directly to the circuit board. If you’re looking for a landlord thermostat that is tamper resistant and is built with energy savings in mind, this is it!

hc7272 thermostat

HC7272 Thermostat 

“It’s been a life saver…. It has significantly improved our heating costs. It allows us to keep the temperature between 68 – 72. Great job delivering on a knock out product!” 


The HC7272 Limiting thermostat is for landlords that want a slightly higher temperature limit. The highest possible setting on this model is 72 degrees. The tenants cannot set the heat higher than 72 degrees. Plus, the AC cannot be set lower than 72 degrees either. As with all of  Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc.’s thermostats, the HC7272 is completely tamper proof and is a simple wire for wire replacement. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to install. 


What makes these thermostats COMPLETELY tamper proof?

The setting limits are programmed into the printed circuit boards (PCBs). Meaning, there is no way to change the setting range without replacing the actual circuit board.


Do I have to program each thermostat with a security code?

No security codes! No programming! 

Each thermostat is ready to install right out of the box.


How difficult are the thermostats to install?

They are very easy to install. 

Installation takes about 5 minutes. 

Plus, there is almost always a wire for color coded wire replacement using industry standard coloring.


What types of HVAC systems will this work on?

Our residential temperature limiting thermostats were engineered to be very versatile. They will work with heat only, cool only, heat and cool systems, and single stage heat pumps. 

Whether you have 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 wires from your heating unit to your thermostat, there is a wiring configuration that will work for you. All variations are addressed in the instruction owners manual.


Do you give discounts for volume purchases?

Yes, we supply thermostats to many housing authorities, real estate investment trusts, and institutional and government agencies. We discount based on quantity, model, and payment method.


Do you offer a warranty?

Yes, all of our products have a full 1 year warranty and a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Chicago Controls Thermostats provides a temperature control rental solution for landlords you can trust.

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