Emerson Climate Technologies White-Rodgers Division Launches First Ever Spanish-Only Programmable Thermostat Line

Emerson Climate Technologies White-Rodgers Division Launches First Ever Spanish-Only Programmable Thermostat Line

ST. LOUIS, September 29, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced the launch of its Emerson BlueTM Selecto thermostat line, the first ever Spanish-only line of programmable thermostats. After researching the unique needs of Hispanic contractors and homeowners, Emerson Climate Technologies White-Rodgers division adapted its award-winning Blue thermostat platform to address the key concerns of the growing Hispanic population.

“Until now, many Spanish-speaking homeowners were somewhat apprehensive about programming English-language thermostats, afraid they may accidentally make a change that would result in overly high energy bills or cause damage to their system,” said Jay Wirts, director of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers division. “With the Blue Selecto thermostats, we are providing contractors with a solution that addresses the distinct needs and concerns of their Hispanic customers. They can now have the confidence to operate a programmable thermostat in a language they understand while maintaining comfort in the home and saving money on energy bills.”

The easy to install Blue Selecto thermostat line includes three models, each featuring a Spanish language display and Spanish programming. To accompany the new thermostats, Emerson is also implementing a Spanish-speaking homeowner helpline (1.877.978.7828) for homeowners with questions as well as a Spanish language NATE certification training module for contractors.

The Emerson Blue Selecto thermostats have four-square-inch Blue displays, allowing for easy navigation, and they include pre-programmed software for simplified time and temperature programming, giving the homeowner confidence that they will be achieving their desired level of comfort and energy efficiency. The ENERGY-STAR-approved Blue Selecto thermostats also maintain room temperature differential within one degree Fahrenheit and have multiple programming choices to maximize efficiency during the week and on weekends. They offer a potential energy savings of up to 33 percent, helping homeowners save even during peak air conditioning demand periods.

Other Key Features of the Emerson Blue Selecto Thermostats include:

  • Simple setup menu
  • Soft-touch key pad
  • Easy to wire terminal block
  • Compressor lockout protection
  • Permanent program retention during power loss
  • Dual-powered battery backup

Learn more about Emerson Blue Selecto Thermostats.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls, electronic and media air cleaners and humidifiers since 1937. White-Rodgers programmable thermostats are among the most accurate on the market. White-Rodgers is headquartered in St. Louis.