Using hot water only. Does not interface with Nest in my case, away mode does nothing. Very limited controls, no timers and only one non-mode selectable vacation. If vacation mode is set with your phone it can not be canceled at the tank. Timers with date, time, mode and temperature. Pretty basic stuff really. If you can't do it release an API and let some others do it. I certainly don't want to have other "smart" Rheem products after this. All in all very amateur software with plenty of bugs and inabilities. When shopping do not factor in remote capabilities using Econet.
Vacation mode is ambiguous, is the water heater off, not heating water, or at its lowest setting while in vacation mode. The app display during vacation mode reads 120 degrees, the setting I chose while in not vacation mode. In addition, vacation mode should be expanded to include multiple date vacation mode, WH on and off during several time intervals. Related feature is a daily schedule, with unlimited on off commands throughout the day. For example: on 6am, off 9am, on 4pm off 11pm Monday through Friday and a different schedule for Saturday and different schedule for Sunday. The app is rudamentary for the selling price, it needs more settings and features.
Although I had a problem initially, the EcoNet support team was very responsive and worked it through to correction. I can see and control the water heater remotely now - this will be a great feature to use in the future. Very pleased!
Unlike my wifi garage door which is always online, this system is a disappointment. It forgets wifi settings on any power outage, however brief, and who knows what other reasons. Relink procedure is doable but is not intuitive - after relinking it a few times I stopped bothering. Rheem is diminishing their brand name by pairing a great water heater with a cheap Internet adapter.
Setting up my new hybrid water heater was very easy with the app. I can control the water temp from it and connect the heater to my Nest thermostat. I can also view power usage reports from the app, however the daily & monthly reports don't seem to update properly, so that's a disappointment.
***URGENT WARNING:**** I HAVE A RHEEM 50 GAL PERFORMANCE PLATINUM THAT CAUGHT ON FIRE 🔥 YESTERDAY 12/17/17. GUESS WHAT? IN 2016 THERE WAS A RECALL FOR OVERHEATING AND FIRE RISK. MY UNIT WAS REGISTERED INCLUDING MY WiFi MODULE. NO NOTIFICATION. ~~~~~~~~~ BUYER BEWARE! THE "NEGATIVE" REVIEWS SHOULD GIVE YOU A HINT.
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