The Sensi™ thermostat and app provides users with remote access from smartphones, tablets or PCs, and marks Emerson’s entry into a product category expected to grow to $600 million globally by 2018, according to ABI Research.

The thermostat operates on two standard replaceable AA batteries. It can use existing wiring and not have to rely on continuous common wire power from the HVAC to operate. The app that is available walks consumers through easy installation and provisioning steps on their phone. Once connected, the user can either set up an energy saving schedule, or control the system with an override command.

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