Emerson Launches Its Big Blue™ Humidity Touchscreen Thermostat

Emerson Launches Its Big Blue™ Humidity Touchscreen Thermostat

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced the launch of its Big Blue Humidity Control Touchscreen Thermostat. This universal thermostat, which features a large blue touchscreen, controls single-stage multi-stage and heat pump systems with up to four stage of heat and two stage of cool.

The Emerson® Big Blue Humidity Control Touchscreen offers two selectable program schedules or can be dedicated non-programmable.  It has up to four time and temperature settings per program and can be either battery powered with power stealing assist or hardwired.

“Contractors now have an easy sell to their customers that desire premium comfort control for their HVAC systems,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers division. “Besides offering humidification and dehumidification control at the thermostat, the Big Blue Humidity Touchscreen offers up to four stage of heat in heat pump mode for optimum comfort and energy savings.”

The following features are unique to the Big Blue Humidity thermostat:

  • Exclusive Cool Savings™ - saves energy during peak A/C demand periods
  • Dual Fuel heat pump logic control – no outdoor sensor required
  • Programmable fan with Comfort Circulator Fan option
  • Enhanced dehumidification fan speed control
  • Flow through humidifier water saving feature – reduces water up to 50 percent

The Emerson Big Blue Humidity Touchscreen Thermostat model 1F95-1291 is available through HVAC distributors nationwide.  For a product specification sheet, visit the Emerson Blue Selecto.

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.