Rheem was recently selected as the winner of the IoT Breakthrough “Smart Heating and Cooling Product of the Year” award for its EcoNet Zoning System for the second consecutive year.
The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,700 nominations from companies all over the world.
Rheem’s EcoNet Zoning System introduces several significant engineering breakthroughs in residential zoning, including an Intelligent Bypass Option that functions as a virtual zone in the system. The company’s patent-pending Intelligent Bypass transcends the industry in terms of performance and equipment protection and is an innovative solution for airflow noise control allowing the system to run instead of shutting down.
The brain of Rheem’s Zoning System is the EcoNet Smart Thermostat, which serves as the primary thermostat for the home and for the first zone. Individual EcoNet Zone Controls serve as the thermostat in zones two through six. Featuring the same compact design and intuitive interface as the smart thermostat, the controls display the temperature and allow the user to customize ideal comfort in the specific zone. Built-in features like custom air flow noise limits, continuous fan by zone and multiple humidity sensing options, give contractors advanced technology options to ensure the system delivers the performance homeowners expect.
In addition, the EcoNet companion app provides a seamless experience across interfaces, while intuitive micro-interactions make routine tasks quick and simple without compromising on flexibility or customizability of settings. Real-time system monitoring of airflow and static pressure help protect critical equipment components and optimize equipment performance better than traditional zoning solutions. Leveraging the latest in sensor technology, the thermostat monitors each zone 24/7 and delivers both routine maintenance reminders and critical service alerts via text or to the App when the equipment requires attention.