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


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
$49.00 /each

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Product Overview

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 devide - 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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Customer Questions & Answers

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.
No other interface is required. There is an app in the Android/apple store and you set up an account with Rheem, fairly straightforward setup (similar setup to WeMo & other smart devices)
Answered by: Ricki
Date published: 2017-03-05

Does this need to be connected to the Internet?

Asked by: Calvin
Yes this does need to be connected to the internet via your home WiFi. There is a bug in the system that you may want to be aware of and how to fix it. If you have a newer internet provider or a newer router you will likely have 2 WiFi networks. One will be the older version 2.4 and the other will be the newer and faster 5.0. You will need to connect your smart phone to your 2.4 version WiFi as the module isn't compatible with 5.0 systems. Once you're connected to your 2.4 system you will plug the module into the hot water heater and have your phone connect via the application you already installed. You will then connect it to your 2.4 WiFi and from that point on you are connected until you change your network name and or password. Once complete you can reconnect your smart phone to your 5.0 and your application will operate your hot water heater from anywhere in the world.
Answered by: Davnger
Date published: 2017-03-12

Wired or wireless

I noticed a Ethernet cable with the produce, does this have to plug into my router or can it work wireless?
Asked by: CentralTEXASGUY
This product works wirelessly.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2016-06-28

How does it work with a gas water heater?

I would like to purchase this together with a gas water heater and I have some questions: 1. Can I set up a daily schedule in the app? 2. Can I set the temperature point from the app? Thanks.
Asked by: Gabe
yes you can use it as an option add on to the Rheem platinum series natural gas heaters. You can set it up with the Wink app system many many ways. You will have to pick out which capacity you want. I know the 50 gallon has that feature.
Answered by: HandyHughie
Date published: 2016-08-10
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Customer Reviews

EcoNet Home Comfort WiFi Module for Select Rheem Performance Platinum Electric Water Heaters is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 73.
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 4 out of 5 by from Works great behind a single router.... Some folks have trouble keeping these devices "on-line". The key is to avoid placing them behind more than one router with Network Address Translation (NAT) turned on either or both routers. So, if you have a cable modem (i.e. router) and a wireless router (i.e. router) you either need to turn your wireless router to "bridge" mode or have these connect to the cable modem via wireless if so supported.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable - Desperately needs updated software to remove bugs The WiFi setup process for this device is needlessly frustrating. It took a dozen attempts to get this module successfully configured -- my many attempts failed at random places in the setup process and would not allow successful completion. Finally, after repeating the process over and over, all the stars aligned and the process completed. I wasn't making mistakes, it just finally made it all the way through successfully. After the device was finally set up, it seemed to work fine with the app for a while, anyway. The next morning, the app just says "(!) Connection Error. Can't Connect to Equipment". So I reboot the WiFi module and the app immediately has a connection again. The next morning, more of the same. My WiFi module is about 10-15 feet from my WiFi router, but it can't seem to go 24 hours without losing the connection. When it does lose connection, it never seems to be able to re-establish the connection without having to reboot it by cycling power. Obviously, this is a problem, as I do not intend to reboot my WiFi module each and every morning. Why doesn't it try to re-establish the connection without a reboot? Why can't it reboot itself if it fails after x number of tries? This product needs a software update, and it needs it badly. With the software as-is, I cannot recommend this product to anyone. Are you listening, Rheem? Please make this product reliable!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked for a while with problems, now the unit always disconnects from Wifi. Tried a new expensiv... Worked for a while with problems, now the unit always disconnects from Wifi. Tried a new expensive Wifi Router, Repeater, and Rheem finally sent out a new Wifi unit, that has the same manufacture date as the old one. Same problem with disconnects! If it would work it would be nice, but the product is not ready for market. I have had it for almost two years now, and paid double of what they are now charging. Certainly diminishes my opinion of Home Depot and Rheem. I am now stuck with their water heater and Wifi module that does not work. Very unhappy!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Assembly is easy... plug it in. Connection through WiFi is also fairly easy as it using Android ... Assembly is easy... plug it in. Connection through WiFi is also fairly easy as it using Android App to connect through your WiFi network. At this point, it will NOT connect to Rheem servers. Verification through my router identifies this device as connected to the internet. The App fails to associate the connected EcoNet module to their servers which is needed to provide Rheem the MAC address of the device. I'm unsure if the device is causing the problem or the EcoNet app. Supporting information included with the device does not help with troubleshooting. Online instruction is also lacking. I've owned this for less than a week and have attempted to connect it to the Rheem servers using 2 different android devices, 6 times. This did NOT meet my expectations as connection issues persist.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought in March after purchasing the water heater. The water heater works just fine except for ... I bought in March after purchasing the water heater. The water heater works just fine except for this device that suppose to work with the app. I had it working for a while now until the new update then all of the sudden it stops working. I can't even log in anymore. I keep getting this login error. Invalid email and password. I re-installed the app on every ipads and iphones and still doesn't want to log in. I keep getting this FATAL 53300 message
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product The module is easy to attach tto the tank and linking to the cell phone app. was equally simple to accomplish. Took just 10 minutes in total. Using it is so easy. Cannot say yet if it will save money by reducing electricity use when we travel but I suspect the savings will be significant. For anyone that travels away from home frequently this is a inexpensive worthwhile option.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware This module would be great if it would stay connect to the wifi, I have to reboot my wifi for it to connect every day. Tech support passed me to level two and I still waiting for a solution. I had it for about 2 month now and still does not work correctly.
Date published: 2016-10-12
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