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    Emerson Sensi UP500W Thermostat

    This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

    Recall notice

    In December of 2018, this smart thermostat was recalled due to the risk of fire hazard. Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard. If you own this thermostat, you should contact White-Rodgers, a division of Emerson Electric, at 888-847-8742 to determine if the unit is included in the recall and for instructions on repair and/or replacement. For more information, see the CPSC recall notice at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/white-rodgers-recalls-thermostats-due-to-fire-hazard

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Smart IQ

    Smart IQ

    An evaluation based on the smart features and functions associated with thermostats. Considers things like messaging, reporting, features controlled remotely via a mobile device, occupancy sensing and learning.

     /  5
    Manual operation

    Manual operation

    The ease of manually controlling the thermostat's temperature set-point, heating/cooling schedule, home/away and vacation features - when they are available - through the thermostat and mobile app.

     /  5
    Automation

    Automation

    The ability for a thermostat to operate without input from the user.

     /  5
    WiFi setup

    WiFi setup

    The ease of setting up the WiFi network connection for thermostats.

     /  5

    About

    The Emerson Sensi UP500W is part of the Thermostats test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smart Thermostats models like the Sensi UP500W are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Smart IQ An evaluation based on the smart features and functions associated with thermostats. Considers things like messaging, reporting, features controlled remotely via a mobile device, occupancy sensing and learning.

    Manual operation The ease of manually controlling the thermostat's temperature set-point, heating/cooling schedule, home/away and vacation features - when they are available - through the thermostat and mobile app.

    Automation The ability for a thermostat to operate without input from the user.

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