TIPS & TRICKS: Programming Your Sensi Thermostat

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Follow this thermostat programming guide to set up schedules and start maximizing energy savings

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), 48% of energy consumption in U.S. homes was for heating and cooling (source: Residential Energy Consumption Survey). That’s nearly half of your home energy use! It’s no wonder that consumers are getting smart about managing their energy bills by making sure they are cleaning their air filters, sealing up leaky vents, and by using thermostat programming to help manage home energy consumption

Top-rated Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is the perfect choice in helping to increase your HVAC efficiency because it gives you convenient control from a company you can trust. Emerson, the company behind Sensi thermostat has been manufacturing quality thermostats for more than 75 years and delivers the most precise temperature control with +/- one-degree (F) accuracy. In fact, Sensi thermostat is one of the few Wi-Fi choices that is certified Energy Aware®.

But choosing the right programmable thermostat is just the first step. Since most of your home energy use comes from heating or cooling when you are sleeping or when no one is home at all, you have a huge opportunity to use our thermostat programming to reduce your home energy consumption. Make sure you are using all of the different features, schedules and thermostat programming in order to truly maximize efficiency and energy savings.

Not sure where to start? Watch this quick video on thermostat programming and how to create easy schedules right from your Sensi mobile app.



Sensi Thermostat Rebates

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Use our utility rebate finder to check for thermostat rebates and utility savings in your area

More and more consumers are realizing that adding a programmable Wi-Fi thermostat to their homes is the first step to maximizing energy savings and increasing HVAC equipment efficiency. The top-rated Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is an attractive choice because of its stellar consumer reviews, ease of install, and a variety of features at an affordable price. But it isn’t just the marketplace, review sites and programs like (a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency) that are the only ones who appreciate the value of a Wi-Fi thermostat. Your local utility company does, too.

Installing and programming a Sensi thermostat can reduce your energy costs by up to 33% each month. This kind of efficiency generates energy reduction results for utility companies, so many offer consumer thermostat rebates and incentives for your purchase. Since the Sensi thermostat is all about making your life easy, we’ll help you look up rebate offers right on our website to help you quickly find out if a thermostat rebate is available from your utility company.

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Simply click here to start your search. Enter your zip code and the tool will display the utility company, rebate amount, rules and specifications, and a link to the program form so you can begin the process. It’s usually as simple as filling out a short form and providing proof of purchase. As each utility program is different and fluctuates, be sure to read all of the thermostat rebates terms and conditions and review the utility-specific form in its entirety to ensure eligibility and compliance before you purchase.

Control Sensi Thermostat from the Web

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Use the web interface to manage thermostat settings and schedules

One of the biggest perks to owning a Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is being able to control your home comfort remotely through the Sensi mobile app on your Android or iOs device. But what if you lost your phone and haven’t received your replacement, yet? Or perhaps you had an unfortunate accident by the pool and are now waiting patiently for your phone to dry out in a bin of rice. We’ve all been there. As connected as we are, everyone has had one those days where control was simply not in the palm of your hand. And while you may feel lost without your smartphone, you haven’t lost control…of your Sensi thermostat.

thermostat settings If for any reason you are unable to access your Sensi mobile app, you can still change your schedules and adjust your thermostat settings from the web interface at Simply login with your email and password and all of your information is at your fingertips.

While you will still need to use the mobile app to do the initial install and set-up, with the Sensi web interface, you can easily control all of the other Sensi thermostat features that you’re used to accessing on the app. Now you can make sure your temperature settings are working for you to maximize energy efficiency and save you money. Money you can put toward that new smartphone.

In the News: The Wall Street Journal Reviews Sensi Thermostat

How to Set Up a Just-Smart-Enough Smart Home

Michael Hsu of The Wall Street Journal recently included Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat in a round-up of simple smart home products that work and are easy for any homeowner to configure.

IF YOU SPEND enough time trying to rig up a smart home—one in which your smartphone magically turns on the lights when you walk through the door then sets the temperature just so—you’ll eventually long for a Clapper. Remember the ad? Clap on! Clap off! Simple—and a lot catchier than Take out your iPhone! Swipe down! Tap the screen!Which is what most Internet-connected devices require of you now.

My own quest to create a smart home started in the mid ’90s, back when I was single and living in a studio apartment. Now, after 20 years of wrestling with various systems—from X10 to the recently released Apple HomeKit-certified products—I’ve come to a stark realization: Until all the kinks are worked out and the set up is simplified, the best way to create a home of the future is to use products from the past—those tried and true devices that just work, whether or not they have a steady Wi-Fi connection.

Below, five tricks that any house can learn, without your having to configure complicated gizmos.

Master your thermostat

The Too-Smart Scenario: A thermostat that connects to the Internet to calculate what temperature to set based on your past behavior.

The Simpler Solution: A more basic programmable thermostat—but not just any one, since most are completely confounding. Alan Meier, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has studied how homeowners use programmable models. Roughly half the households surveyed simply gave up on them, he said. “The programming was so difficult that people would disable it.”

A good middle ground is the Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat ($129). You’ll want to use its smartphone app to set its weekly schedule. (The app interface is much more intuitive than any I’ve found on traditional programmable thermostat). But the Sensi also functions as a regular Internet-free thermostat, too—one that’s especially easy to figure out how to use. Dedicated buttons for adjusting each of the basic settings, for example, ensure that guests will have no problem figuring it out.

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