Turn Your Gas Water Heater On or Off manually from anywhere in the world – with Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G – Or use a WiFi timer APP to have manual or automatic control of your water heater.
The Gas Water Heater Timer can be programmable and fully compatible with home and wireless automation apps and devices. Want the ability to turn your water heater on or off via wifi? Adjust your water heater timer with a WIFI APP? With our eco device and your favorite home automation controller, you can!
There are so many WiFi devices to choose from….Here is a good example of a WiFi switch and APP information:
Set Your Personal Schedule:
Schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power your GAS WATER HEATER TIMER on and off based on specific time you set. You can also sync lights and other devices to work for you whenever you want them to.
You can also use the Wifi Plug with Amazon, Alexa and Google Home ………..No Hub Required
Z-Wave is a wireless technology that makes regular household products, like lights, door locks, water heaters and thermostats “smart”. Z-Wave products “talk” to each other wirelessly and securely and can be accessed and controlled on your phone, tablet or pc.
The Belkin WeMo Switch works with Amazon Echo. Also, the free WeMo App can give you wireless control of your Gas Water Heater Timer. Whether you want to turn your water heater on from your kitchen or office, or turn that water heater on or off for your second home or business, the WeMo Switch has you covered.
(WiFi Modules and APPs are not included)
MAKE SURE YOU USE AN “APPLIANCE MODULE” (NOT A LAMP MODULE)
PROS AND CONS
USE A RHEEM WIFI WATER HEATER OR USE THE GAS WATER HEATER TIMER WITH A CONVENTIONAL WATER HEATER
1) The Platinum 50 Gal. requires standard 110-Volt electrical outlet (3-prong grounded) for installation. If you have prolonged power outages, you will not have hot water. With our unit you can simply remove our device if needed and your water heater will function normally. Also the Platinum has a mechanical vent damper. (One more thing to break)
2) The Platinum is Wi-Fi compatible with the purchase of Rheem EcoNet Home Comfort Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model #REWRA631GWH). It looks like an additional $89.00. In all about $200.00 more plus tax than a coventional atmospheric vented water heater.
3) If a Failure code indicated the temp sensor / gas valve failure, no parts are available except by Rheem over the phone, none at plumber supply or at HD. Parts are only available by calling the toll free number on the heater. This means you will be out of hot water for some time. This is common for most water heaters with mechanical components in today’s market. Plumbing wholesale houses cannot afford to carry parts for water heaters anymore. This makes a standard atmospheric water heater a more dependable unit.
4) If you choose to use our device, you can get an APP to either turn the water heater on & off or set it up on a timer. Here is a link for you as an example https://www.amazon.com/SZMDLX-Outlet-Switch-Control-Required/dp/B0756BTY1G/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1507226134&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=wifi+timer+switch&psc=1
We are not sure if being able to change temperatures is an advantage as is available with Rheem. Normally you set the water heater to a temperature and leave it. Our device is factory set at approximately 130 degrees for optimum performance. The temperature can be changed, though not as easily as with the Rheem. We supply instructions for this if needed.
It seems like both are good devices for WiFi capability. The details mentioned are what could help make your choice.
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Our M1 gold offers remote control without the need for a smart phone or even an internet connection. If a landline telephone line is connected to the M1 control, our built-in telephone remote allows any phone (standard or cell) can become a remote control.
DON’T HAVE WI FI? NO PROBLEM!
OPERATE YOUR GAS WATER HEATER TIMER BY REMOTE WITH WIRELESS REMOTE APPLIANCE SWITCH.
Here is an example of many to choose from:
JTD ® 1 Pack Energy Saving Auto-programmable Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch Outlet Plug Switch with remotes for Household Appliances Lamps, Lighting & Electrical Equipment.
Don’t Have a Smart Phone? No Problem!
There are many remote devices you can use with any cell phone or landline, computer or tablet to remotely control your Gas Water Heater Timer. The options are endless.