Every once in a while, a product comes out in the heating and cooling industry that’s really exciting. 

And the EcoNet Smart Thermostat from Rheem is the latest example.

There’s a lot that we could say about it. And honestly, this would be a very long and complicated blog post if we were going to try to list all of the many awesome features and benefits that this new thermostat system packs into such a sleek and attractive package.

So in order to help you understand some of our favorite benefits, we’re going to provide you with a quick list of reasons for why we love the EcoNet Smart Thermostat from Rheem—written out in basic, simple terms that you, as a homeowner, can understand without needing to decipher a bunch of complicated specifications or industry jargon. 

So here it goes! Here are our top 5 reasons for loving the EcoNet Smart Thermostat from Rheem. 

1. A Sleek, User-Friendly Interface

Using the EcoNet is truly a pleasure. 

You’re probably familiar with how awesome digital thermostats are. In fact, you may even have some type of digital flatscreen thermostat installed in your home already. 

But the EcoNet just takes it to a whole new level. 

For example—the 4.3″ LCD touch screen automatically ‘wakes up’ as you approach it due to the built-in motion sensor. And the interface/software is truly seamless. 

2. Vacation Scheduling

The EcoNet was really designed to help you save on energy bills without needing to do a bunch of extra work.

And the vacation scheduling feature helps to accomplish this in some awesome ways. 

For example—you can set up your system very specifically to keep the house at a certain temperature while you’re away from home, and to have it kick back to comfortable settings when you return. 

You can schedule all of this, make minute adjustments, and even access your settings while away from home. 

While you’re away, you may not need the temperature to be set at a more comfortable level. So you can save on energy while traveling or while you’re away for work—and then return to the comfort of a controlled environment—all by utilizing the vacation settings on your EcoNet Smart Thermostat. 

3. Monitoring And Remote Control

Speaking of controlling the settings while you’re away from home—the EcoNet Smart Thermostat also gives you some awesome tools for this. 

For example—the active monitoring feature alerts you to problems that require your attention, while the remote control feature allows you to adjust the temperature and comfort settings remotely, using your smartphone and/or another mobile device. 

The system will also send you service alerts and maintenance reminders, and will let you know when it’s time to replace the air filters. 

4. Awesome Operational Features

The EcoNet Smart Thermostat also includes a range of different operational features that just make it awesome. 

For example—it has an automatic changeover feature that empowers it to seamlessly transition between heating and cooling so that your house will stay comfortable regardless of the time of year. 

It also has built-in water control that’ll allow you to manage your water temperature quickly and easily. 

And last, but certainly not least, it even comes equipped with humidity control. If you’ve ever wished that your thermostat could help you track and control the humidity in your home, you’re not alone. 

And Rheem really answered the call with this feature. 

This control supports humidifier equipment and accessories, or can also be connected to dehumidification equipment, to help make your home the perfect humidity. 

5. All Kinds Of Other Awesome Essentials

The EcoNet Smart thermostat also comes equipped with a range of other cool features, including:

  • Built-in WiFi
  • Local weather conditions
  • 5 different operating modes (heat, cool, auto, emergency heat, and fan only)
  • A 7-day programmable schedule
  • A motion sensor
  • A standby screen that displays the indoor temperature and current weather conditions outside


Hopefully, this post has helped you to understand just a little bit of what we love about the EcoNet Smart Thermostat from Rheem. 

If you’re in the market for a new thermostat and want the best for the price, this is one of the primary thermostat products we recommend. 

Need some help getting it set up? Don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up an appointment. We’d love to get you hooked up and ready to go!