Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Inspire™ Universal 4-Wire Thermostat System

Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Inspire™ Universal 4-Wire Thermostat System

Easily Upgrade Single Stage Applications to Premium High-Efficiency Systems Using Existing 4 Wires with Thin Profile Thermostat

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2013 – White-Rodgers, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced a new addition to its Emerson thermostat line, the Emerson Inspire™ Universal 4-Wire Thermostat System. The new model 1HDEZ-1521 will easily upgrade single stage applications to premium high-efficiency systems using the existing four wires and also provide several benefits to contractors that make installation, configuring and future servicing a snap.

“The lnspire thermostat is more than an attractive thermostat, it’s a Universal 4-Wire thermostat system,” said Geoff Godwin, White-Rodgers vice president of marketing services, Emerson Climate Technologies. “The thermostat features a very thin profile, sharp color display and interchangeable white and silver faceplates. The equipment control works on most HVAC systems up to 4 heat and 2 cool including heat pump with dual fuel. The installation process is simplified with Quick Connect terminals, color-coded LED prompts, and a reusable Plug-In Configuration Tool.”

The Configuration Tool in the kit allows contractors to complete all of the system wiring, configuration and system verification at the furnace, eliminating multiple trips up and down the stairs.

An added benefit to the homeowner and contractor is the USB port on the bottom of the thermostat. Simply plug-in a flash drive with a configuration and programming schedule from White-Rodgers that you set up at the office and the install is complete - and you can reuse the flash drive on your next job. In addition, you can schedule routine equipment service reminders with your contact information so the homeowner knows when and who to call for service.

For more information on the new Emerson Inspire Thermostat System, visit www.white-rodgers.com.

About Emerson
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 2012 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.

About White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls and indoor air quality products since 1937. 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. For more information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com.

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