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Rheem Unveils the Econet Smart Thermostat

Rheem® has announced the launch of the new EcoNet® Smart Thermostat, the latest innovation in the company’s EcoNet enabled product line. Designed to optimize the performance of Rheem communicating HVAC and water heating systems, this new thermostat includes intelligent management features for both homeowners and contractors.

The ultra-thin programmable thermostat has a full-color glass touchscreen and is equipped with features modern homeowners expect, such as local weather, one-touch away mode, motion activation, and integrated Wi-Fi, in addition to being compatible with Rheem’s EcoNet mobile app. It also works with Amazon Alexa for convenient hands-free voice control. Just say “Alexa, set home to 72 degrees” or “Alexa, make home warmer” to an Alexa-enabled device.

The EcoNet Smart Thermostat utilizes advanced sensor technology to actively monitor integrated Rheem smart heating, cooling and water heating equipment, and delivers both routine maintenance notifications, such as filter replacement reminders, as well as critical service alerts (with diagnostic details to expedite repairs) when the equipment requires attention. This is the most advanced thermostat in Rheem’s product line and the only one in the industry that can control a home’s heating, cooling and water heating systems together.

“There is so much innovation and intelligence built into this thermostat; it delivers a great user experience – from installation to day-to-day control,” said Nitish Singh, Vice President of Product and Marketing, Rheem. “And adding voice control with Amazon Alexa is a huge benefit for homeowners who can now enjoy simple, hands-free control of their thermostat.”

The EcoNet Smart Thermostat was purposefully designed to streamline installation, set-up, and service for contractors and plumbers: the integrated bubble level and tool-free wire terminals make wall mounting and wiring easier than ever; the thermostat automatically detects all connected equipment and configures itself to optimize system performance; simple system initialization shortens the commissioning process, and detailed diagnostics from service alerts improve service call efficiency.

The thermostat is compatible with Rheem’s full line of EcoNet enabled air and water products and will be offered exclusively through Rheem and Ruud distributor partners. Voice control with Alexa is available by enabling the EcoNet skill for Amazon Alexa at [www.amazon.com/skills](http://www.amazon.com/skills' target=).

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