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Emerson Announces New Wi-Fi
New Sensi™ thermostat offers contractors simple
set-up, unique branding opportunities.
Emerson today introduced the Sensi™
thermostat, which features remote access from a smart phone, tablet
or PC. The Sensi thermostat will be manufactured and marketed by
White-Rodgers, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and part of
the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment.
The launch of the Sensi thermostat
represents Emerson’s first focus for the connected home, offering
homeowners a simple and sensible approach to controlling the
temperature in their home anytime, anywhere. For contractors, the
Sensi thermostat provides a new business opportunity to sell a Wi-Fi
enabled thermostat that is easy to install and easy to connect, at a
price similar to comparable standard thermostats today.
“The Sensi thermostat is Wi-Fi enabled to give consumers instant
access to their home’s heating and cooling systems. With this new
thermostat from Emerson, homes can be comfortable when you’re there,
smart when you’re not so you never come home to any unhappy
surprises,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing,
As with most of the company’s other thermostats the Sensi thermostat
will meet the tight temperature control required to be Energy Aware
certified. It can be hardwired for power or use two replaceable AA
batteries for most applications. “Our long history as an industry
leading furnace control manufacturer and Emerson’s expertise in
power management and system connectivity were instrumental in
bringing this product to market,” Godwin said.
“We believe homeowners and contractors will appreciate the simple
approach we took to create the thermostat on the wall, and will
really be impressed with the results we achieved in the design of
the installation and control app. While designed with the end
consumer in mind we did not forget that contractors are vital to the
success of any thermostat product,” Godwin added. The Sensi
thermostat stores and provides single touch access for a homeowner
to reach the registered installing contractor if any issues arise
with the system.”
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Installing and connecting the Sensi thermostat is simple. With
no c-wire, the Sensi thermostat is quick and easy to install.
Connecting the thermostat to a home Wi-Fi system is also easy
with the step-by-step guide provided in the Sensi thermostat
Contractor branding is available directly in the Sensi app.
Registered contractors enter their phone number during the
installation process then the homeowner is one touch away from
calling them the next time they need service.
Using the Sensi thermostat is also simple. The mobile app helps
the homeowner store up to nine different schedules and manage
multiple thermostats on the same app—even at a second home.
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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a
global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to
provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial,
commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company
is comprised of five business segments: Process Management,
Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and
Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were
$24.4 billion. For more information, visit
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is
the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and
refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and
commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class
technology with proven engineering, design, distribution,
educational and monitoring services to provide customized,
integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide.
The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which
include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and
White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and
protect the environment. For more information, visit
White-Rodgers, headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, is a
leading provider of home comfort solutions, including
thermostats, gas ignition controls and indoor air quality
products. White-Rodgers innovative solutions include Emerson
Blue thermostats, which are among the most accurate and reliable
in the industry. The group is also a leader in communicating
electronics for HVAC systems. White-Rodgers is a business unit
of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment. For more
information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com.