Emerson Launches Its Big Blue™ Commercial Touch Screen and Blue™ Commercial Thermostats
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Emerson Launches Its Big Blue™ Commercial Touch Screen and Blue™ Commercial Thermostats

ST. LOUIS, January 26, 2009 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced the launch of its Big Blue Commercial touch screen and Blue Commercial thermostats. These universal thermostats control single-stage multi-stage and heat pump systems with up to four stages of heat and two stages of cool. The Emerson® Big Blue Commercial thermostat features a 12-square-inch touch screen display, while the Emerson Blue Commercial thermostat features a six–square-inch display.

The Emerson Blue Commercial thermostats can be dedicated programmable or non-programmable and can be either battery powered with power stealing assist or hardwired. These thermostats also offer the standard, industry-recognized Emerson Blue thermostat features, including a limited temperature range for energy savings, backlit displays, exclusive Cool Savings™ features to save energy during peak A/C demand periods and an automatic daylight savings option.

“Due to the energy-efficiency, quality and reliability associated with Emerson Blue thermostats, we have seen much success with their adoption in the residential market,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers Division. “Now, we are offering the same benefits to the commercial market. The new Emerson Blue Commercial thermostats will give contractors a chance to provide commercial customers with the optimum energy savings found in the standard Emerson Blue thermostat line.”

The Emerson Blue Commercial thermostats also offer the following unique features:

  • Pre-occupancy purge and/or programmable fan
  • Economizer/damper control output
  • Remote sensing indoor and at the thermostat
  • Keypad lockout – total or partial

The Emerson Big Blue Commercial touch screen thermostat model 1F95-1280 and the Emerson Blue Commercial thermostat model 1F95-0680 are available through HVAC distributors nationwide. For more information, visit White-Rodgers thermostats.

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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. 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, 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 and 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 White-Rodgers.