Emerson Announces The Winner Of The White-Rodgers® Switch To Mercury-Free Thermostats Promotion

Emerson Announces The Winner Of The White-Rodgers® Switch To Mercury-Free Thermostats Promotion

ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2008 –   Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced the winner of the White-Rodgers Switch to Mercury-Free Thermostats drawing for a flat panel HDTV. George Jones, a HVAC installer with Gunlach Plumbing and Heating in Richmond, VA had his winning entry pulled by Geoff Godwin, vice-president of marketing for White-Rodgers. According to Godwin, “When we called George with the good news, we were pleased to find out that he already uses White-Rodgers thermostats and at 83 years young, George is still on the job installing equipment and controls.”

“The purpose of the Switch to Mercury-Free Thermostats promotion was to create awareness among property managers and supervisors about the ease of switching to mercury-free mechanical and digital thermostats. These managers already have a lot of regulations to keep up with, so we’re glad we can offer them a quick and easy solution for their properties” said Godwin.

Property managers and supervisors that responded to the promotion will receive information relating to mercury products including:

  • New state and local laws on mercury products, and when they will go into effect
  • Simple and cost-effective thermostat replacements
  • Tips on how to dispose of existing mercury thermostats

Property managers and HVAC control installers can still obtain information on mercury-free thermostats and the advantages of converting over by visiting White-Rodgers Mercury Reclaiming Notice.

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. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com.

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.