A Water Heater That Knows When You’re Away

Rheem is making it easier for homeowners to save energy when they’re out of the house, Contractor magazine reports. “Rheem announced today an integration facilitating Rheem EcoNet-enabled water heaters to work with the Nest Learning Thermostat,” the magazine says. When the Nest Thermostat is set to Away mode, the water heaters will go into an energy-efficient operating mode to reduce energy usage. The company plans to add its EcoNet-enabled propane and gas water heaters to the program in 2016.

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