Emerson, a leader in the thermostat and HVAC controls industry, today announced that its top-rated Wi-Fi thermostat is now compatible with Wink home automation systems.
The Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat with an intuitive app has achieved tremendous growth since its launch last year, and is now one of the best-reviewed Wi-Fi thermostats on the market. As a result, Home Depot recently began carrying the Sensi thermostat, which is also available through select retail and online stores, professional HVAC contractors and at SensiComfort.com.
“Homeowners are loving the Sensi thermostat for its affordability, ease of use, reliable control and outstanding mobile app – and now for its Wink compatibility as well,” said Bob Sharp, executive vice president at Emerson and business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies. “Emerson’s industry-leading position in HVAC components and controls has enabled us to develop a superior smart thermostat.”
The Sensi thermostat gives homeowners remote access to its settings from smartphones, tablets or PCs, while the thermostat’s Wink compatibility offers consumers even more convenience by enabling universal connectivity with other home smart products such as lights, locks and garage doors – all from one Wink app. Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat users save up to 33 percent in energy costs by easily adjusting their thermostat schedules around their busy lives.
“Smart thermostats are one of the most tangible use cases for consumers starting out on their smart home,” said Brett Worthington, general manager at Wink. “Integration with Emerson brings a leader in HVAC onto the Wink platform and furthers our mission to make the smart home accessible to everybody.”
The Sensi thermostat is Emerson’s first entry into the Wi-Fi thermostat market, a category which is expected to grow to $600 million globally by 2018, according to ABI Research. The research group earlier this year also included Wink in its list of 118 up-and-coming tech innovators set to disrupt tech markets.
“We are thrilled about the Sensi thermostat’s popularity, as we see it as just the beginning of a larger connected-home platform for Emerson,” said Sharp.
The Sensi thermostat differentiates itself from other remote-access thermostats on the market in several ways. The Sensi thermostat is the first Wi-Fi thermostat to achieve Energy Aware certification and is one of the most precise thermostats with +/- one degree accuracy. No other Wi-Fi thermostat works in more homes and the Sensi user-friendly app quickly walks users through easy installation and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Sensi thermostat features two standard replaceable AA batteries and in most cases can operate with existing thermostat wiring without the need for continuous 24V power, which is not available in nearly 50 percent of homes. The Sensi thermostat is also one of the more affordable smart thermostats.