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Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc.

Phone: (773) 593-0434 Fax: (773) 589-0434 6351 W Montrose Ave STE 323, Chicago, IL 60634

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Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc, is a thermostat company which sells tamperproof lockable thermostats for landlords. The company was founded in 2005 and sells nationwide.

This company creates thermostats that prevent abuse of free heat and air policies by tenants by creating limits on how low or high that a thermostat can be set. There are a variety of different settings available on the thermostats, including ones that will not allow the air conditioner to be set below 76 degrees, or the heat above 68 degrees. Certain thermostats are created with the elderly and very young in mind and therefore and designed to allow slightly higher heat and slightly lower air conditioner. Other thermostats automatically set the heat back to 68 degrees after a specific period of higher temperatures, or reset to a higher level of air conditioner after a period of cooling. All the thermostats are tamper-proof because the setting limits are programmed directly into the circuit board and therefore cannot be changed without removing and replacing the circuit board. There are not security codes or programming necessary in order to install the units and there are no lock boxes necessary.

Visit the website for Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc, to learn more about tamperproof lockable thermostats, read about their free tamperproof thermostats program, and order tamperproof thermostats for an apartment complex.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

5 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 4
Total Closed Complaints 5

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 05, 2009 Business started: 01/01/2005 Business started locally: 01/01/2005 Business incorporated 02/03/2009 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Michael Lyle, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Michael Lyle, Owner
Business Category

Thermostats Security Control Equipment & System Monitors Heating & Air Conditioning Seals - Security Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for Residential, Commercial, and Appliance Use (NAICS: 334512)


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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