Model # REWRA631EWH

Internet #205310139

Store SKU #1000058429

Rheem EcoNet Home Comfort WiFi Module for Select Rheem Performance Platinum Electric Water Heaters
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EcoNet Home Comfort WiFi Module for Select Rheem Performance Platinum Electric Water Heaters

  • Receive alerts & notifications on your mobile device
  • WiFi control and ability to set Vacation Mode from anywhere
  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
$8999 /each
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Product Overview

  • Receive alerts & notifications on your mobile device
  • WiFi control and ability to set Vacation Mode from anywhere
  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
Select Rheem Electric Water Heaters (sold separately) include first-of-its-kind WiFi functionality when paired with this EcoNet WiFi Module. Using Rheem's exclusive EcoNet technology and your wireless broadband Internet connection, you'll receive important alerts and notifications about your water heater­­-including leak detection alerts-straight to your mobile device. Set the cost-saving Vacation Mode and adjust the water heater temperature set point from your mobile device through the free Rheem EcoNet App or our mobile-friendly web portal. The Rheem EcoNet App is available on the App Store for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod users, and Google Play for Android users.
  • Enables your compatible Rheem electric water heater to communicate through your in-home WiFi broadband Internet connection
  • Easy to set up - includes necessary components and step-by-step guide
  • Cost-saving Vacation Mode is easy to set from your mobile device - saving energy and money while you're away
  • Leak detection alert sent to your mobile device in the event water is detected outside the unit
  • Time saving error codes speed up service calls in the event service is needed - share error code with your contractor ahead of time
  • Works with Rheem Performance Platinum electric water heater models: XE50T12EC55U0, XE50T12EC55U1, XE50T12EC45U0, XE50M12EC55U0, XE50T12EC55U1, XE5012EC45U0, XE40M12EC55U0, XE40M12EC55U1, XE40M12EC45U0, HB50ES, XE50T12EH45U0, XE80T12EH45U0, XE55T12EC45U0, XE50T12EC45U0
  • Part of EcoNet Smart Home system which brings together compatible Rheem heating, cooling and water heating solutions
  • Wink App Ready - No Wink Hub Required


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Product Overview

  • Receive alerts & notifications on your mobile device
  • WiFi control and ability to set Vacation Mode from anywhere
  • Works with Wink home automation network and network products
Model #: REWRA631EWH
Sku #: 1000058429
Internet #: 205310139

Select Rheem Electric Water Heaters (sold separately) include first-of-its-kind WiFi functionality when paired with this EcoNet WiFi Module. Using Rheem's exclusive EcoNet technology and your wireless broadband Internet connection, you'll receive important alerts and notifications about your water heater­­-including leak detection alerts-straight to your mobile device. Set the cost-saving Vacation Mode and adjust the water heater temperature set point from your mobile device through the free Rheem EcoNet App or our mobile-friendly web portal. The Rheem EcoNet App is available on the App Store for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod users, and Google Play for Android users.

  • Enables your compatible Rheem electric water heater to communicate through your in-home WiFi broadband Internet connection
  • Easy to set up - includes necessary components and step-by-step guide
  • Cost-saving Vacation Mode is easy to set from your mobile device - saving energy and money while you're away
  • Leak detection alert sent to your mobile device in the event water is detected outside the unit
  • Time saving error codes speed up service calls in the event service is needed - share error code with your contractor ahead of time
  • Works with Rheem Performance Platinum electric water heater models: XE50T12EC55U0, XE50T12EC55U1, XE50T12EC45U0, XE50M12EC55U0, XE50T12EC55U1, XE5012EC45U0, XE40M12EC55U0, XE40M12EC55U1, XE40M12EC45U0, HB50ES, XE50T12EH45U0, XE80T12EH45U0, XE55T12EC45U0, XE50T12EC45U0
  • Part of EcoNet Smart Home system which brings together compatible Rheem heating, cooling and water heating solutions
  • Wink App Ready - No Wink Hub Required


  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.75
Product Height (in.)
8.75
Product Width (in.)
4.875

Details

Finish Family
Gray
Material
Plastic
Power Options
Plug-in
Product Type
Wi-Fi Module
Product Weight (lb.)
.3lb
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Proprietary Protocol
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Works With
Nest, Wink

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
This WiFi module contains a one-year limited warranty from the date of purchase. This limited warranty does not cover replacement labor or any other related expenses.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.75
Product Height (in.)
8.75
Product Width (in.)
4.875

Details

Finish Family
Gray
Material
Plastic
Power Options
Plug-in
Product Type
Wi-Fi Module
Product Weight (lb.)
.3lb
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
90-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Proprietary Protocol
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Works With
Nest, Wink

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
This WiFi module contains a one-year limited warranty from the date of purchase. This limited warranty does not cover replacement labor or any other related expenses.

Questions & Answers

Why dosen't Home Depot sell this product anymore. They sell the hot water heaters that supports ...

Why dosen't Home Depot sell this product anymore. They sell the hot water heaters that supports the EcoNet module but, they no longer sell this. Also other retailers don't sell this????
Asked by: john
My Home Depot still sells them.
Answered by: DennisL
Date published: 2017-07-16

Do I need anything else besides a compatible water heater?

Do I need anything else besides a compatible water heater to make this work? I want to make sure I don't also need a ECONET interface of some sort.
Asked by: IAMSAMMICH
Smartphone, Econet app, WiFi network, and internet connection.
Answered by: DennisL
Date published: 2017-07-16

Is this programmable for different settings throughout the day or week (i.e. turn on 5-8 am then turn off until 5 pm, etc

Asked by: SLDavis
I imagine it's just like my GE water heater controller where I went to IFTTT.com and downloaded a free app that lets my water heater take advantage of low time of use rates each day. Search for goodgridizen there and you can use my recipes. I can write similar IFTTT recipes for Rheem and post them if Rheem wants.
Answered by: Goodgridizen
Date published: 2017-09-12

Is the wifi module for gas heater interchangeable with electric heater?

Is the wifi module for gas heater interchangeable with electric heater?
Asked by: MHP
No. There's a different model for gas; it has a different connector.
Answered by: DennisL
Date published: 2017-07-16
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Customer Reviews

EcoNet Home Comfort WiFi Module for Select Rheem Performance Platinum Electric Water Heaters is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked well for about three months, then company updated the app about 2 months ago. Since then ... Worked well for about three months, then company updated the app about 2 months ago. Since then the vacation scheduling doesn't work, and doesn't work on the EcoNet website either. After 2 months of promises via email I called customer support today. Spent about an hour on the phone getting kicked from one department to another, and several times got "cut-off". They don't know who should be working on the problem and have no concern that they are infurating their customers. The only thing it's good for is adjusting the water temperature remotely - not worth the hefty price.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The wifi module was installed with the Hybrid 50G heater at the beginning of July 2017. So far, b... The wifi module was installed with the Hybrid 50G heater at the beginning of July 2017. So far, both heater and module are working well. The installation of the module is straight forward, and it only requires one connection between the module and the heater. You will need the EcoNet app to link the module to your home network. The software works on Android and Windows 10 PC; I don't have Apple products so I cannot verify operations with iStuffs. The app is buggy, and it seems that it's still under development. For example, when programming the heater to go on vacation, it will get stuck at a random preset time and date, which you cannot edit it. I spoke with Rheem support group and they were able to duplicate the problem on their end. So they have escalated to their next level of experts for resolution. The vacation mode cannot be set on a Android handset; I have a Samsung S7 running Android 7. You will need to run the app on a PC, but then will experience the problem described above. The tech support promises me that I will hear back from them on how to fix the bug. As of the date of this review, the problem persists, and I have not been contacted by Rheem. Other functions of the apps appear to work using your mobile device. So buy this with an understanding that the app is still under development.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay I understand that we all want a smart house, most of us however lack the funds to make this ... Okay I understand that we all want a smart house, most of us however lack the funds to make this happen. One can easily spend six figures converting even an average size house into one that can be controlled from your phone or tablet. Yesterday my hot water heater blew out at the seam and I was extremely fortunate to catch it before it did major damage and that it happened early enough to get same day service. I looked at what was out there and decided to get the Performance Platinum 50 Gal. 5500/5500-Watt Elements Electric Water Heater with LCD Touch Control Display I also bought the RheemEcoNet Home Comfort WiFi Module. While this heater is ten gallons larger than my previous unit and has far more powerful heating elements, it will use less energy than the twelve-year-old unit it replaced. I had to have an electrician come out and replace my 25A breaker with a 30A which was an additional fee but it was worth it for peace of mind and it brings it up to code. Installing the WiFi unit was simple you plug it into the heater with the provided wire and stick it to the side and you’re done. Connecting it however was a bit more of a chore. In my house, I have a dual band WiFi system one is 5.0 while the other is the more common and older 2.4 system. Once you plug the unit into the heater you will see lights flashing. You will need to download the RheemEcoNet app and install it. Then you need to search for the device and connect to it with your phone’s WiFi. If your phone by default connects to your 5.0 system you are going to have a problem. The WiFi unit isn’t compatible with the 5.0. You will need to log your phone into your home’s 2.4 system and have it forget the 5.0 then you will have to open the app and follow the instructions on screen and it will connect. You will have to do this every time you change your WiFi password or in some cases get a new router. After you are up and running you can then return your phone to the faster 5.0 system. The 2.4 has better range in most cases. I was just a bit underwhelmed at what you can do with the app. This is more or less a gadget that will look good when you try to sell your house, “Home comes with WiFi controlled hot water heater!” Let’s face it we seldom think about our hot water heaters until they fail so we just don’t do much with them. The WiFi unit allows you to adjust the temperature, turn the unit on or off and change between three modes, Performance, Energy Saver and Vacation. If you have it in Energy Saver mode, you can’t adjust the temperature above 130F or 55C the Performance mode only lets you set it higher. Most homes keep theirs at 120F or 49C and never adjust it again. The mode that it supports that I like the most is Vacation Mode. You set the date and time of your vacation, make sure you set the start time for after you’ve taken your shower; it lowers the temperature thus saving you energy. The heater also comes with an external display that allows you to do manually almost everything you can do with the WiFi application. The water leak detection kit if you have the WiFi installed will send you a text message if there’s a leak and shut down the heating elements. It however will not turn off the water. Call a neighbor and have them use a pair of pliers and shut it down at the curb until you can get home and assess the situation. If you are getting a new hot water heater it probably won’t spring a leak any time soon so you likely won’t get that disturbing text message any time soon. I will review the hot water heater separately and at a later date with more up to date information.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The device we got from Home Depot has the original... The device we got from Home Depot has the original firmware and is unstable. A few calls to Eco Net support has resulted in them sending a new unit, haven't received it but hopefully it will work. Home Depot should have pulled all of the known defective units from their shelves.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only problem was setting it up my Android phone. I had to use my daughter's iPhone. It only t... The only problem was setting it up my Android phone. I had to use my daughter's iPhone. It only took less than five minutes to do everything with her phone. But after that it works wonderful.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money on this. The app is brain dead and only allows very limited control: up/... Don't waste your money on this. The app is brain dead and only allows very limited control: up/down temp, energy saving/performance mode, one vacation event, and some alerts (supposedly). I have an A114 error on my water heater and I can't access the error code history from the app. The app doesn't keep synchronized with the water heater. For example, if you use the app to increase temperature, manually decrease temperature, then decrease from the app; the app will actually increase the temperature. I suspect it will eventually resynch for some operation, but this could lead to setting temperature too high.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was a $50 part that should have been included with the unit. A "perk" that is an upcharge. It was a $50 part that should have been included with the unit. A "perk" that is an upcharge.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cannot detect 5ghz wifi signal what a joke I am using a mesh wifi router that uses tri band yet the app cannot see the router, even though it blankets my house in wifi signal. The app will not see my wifi no matter what I do. I contacted Rheem and they confirmed that 5ghz cannot be seen by the device. If it cannot use 5ghz, why doesn't it say that anywhere as a disclaimer on the package or on home depot website? I just spent $1400 on a platinum water heater thinking that the main selling point was that I would be able to incorporate it into my smart home and nest ecosystem. Now I feel that i should have just purchased a basic water heater, since I cannot use this even with standard 5ghz wifi. How can this seriously be marketed as a smart home device when it cannot be used by standard smart network devices?
Date published: 2017-10-16
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