Rheem has introduced the Comfort Control2 high-definition serial communicating thermostat. The half-inch-thin thermostat features advanced diagnostics, auto-configure capabilities and complete system customization. The device has USB upload capabilities that allow contractors to program the thermostat to custom-fit the requirements of any homeowner. Pre-programming controls can be downloaded and saved on any USB drive. After installing the thermostat, contractors can upload programming settings and contact information, which are displayed along with error and “Call for service” messages. The thermostat is compatible with all Comfort Control2 system products, including the new Rheem geothermal heat pump.

Rheem Manufacturing Co., 1100 Abernathy Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30328; (479) 646-4311;www.rheem.com.