New Sensi™ thermostat offers contractors simple set-up, unique branding opportunities
St. Louis, January 21, 2014 –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, White-Rodgers.
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.
Sensi Thermostat Features
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 mobile app.
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.
For more information visit www.SensiComfort.com
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 www.Emerson.com.
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 EmersonClimate.com
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.
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