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Through instant discounts and participation in the Peak Time Savings program, Ameren Missouri is offering customers a chance to get Emerson's Sensi smart thermostat at no cost other than the required sales tax.

The thermostats allow users to control their thermostat from anywhere with a smartphone, according to an Ameren Missouri news release.

To get a Sensi smart thermostat and for a full list of participation requirements, visit

The Sensi thermostat integrates with smart home platforms including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and SmartThings.

"Summer will be here soon, and we want to give more families access to this energy and cost-saving technology," Shelly Harmon, manager of energy efficiency and renewables at Ameren Missouri, said in the news release.

Recipients of the Sensi smart thermostat must enroll in Ameren's Peak Time Savings program, which helps keep heating and cooling costs down while using cleaner energy. On the occasional peak hot days that create a heavier demand for energy, the program pre-cools homes to help keep customers comfortable. Participants in the program receive a yearly bonus of $25 on their energy statements.

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