Rheem "Classic 90" Furnace
There are several families of furnaces in Rheem's Classic 90 Series, including a two-stage 92+% AFUE and two versions of single-stage 90+% furnace. The design of the Rheem Classic 90 Furnace is CSA certified.
Rheem does not offer an oil furnace in the 90+% AFUE range, although they do offer several furnace models in the Classic 80 line which have an AFUE that exceeds 80%.
Consumer Reviews of the Rheem Classic 90
Date created: 2011-04-04
Location: new jersey
Years owned: 4
"zero customer service"
I have one point to make - if you buy a rheem you will get no, NO, customer service - ever! They will not take calls and will insist you contact an independant service person - thereby ensuring you pay for service calls. Worst company I have ever dealt with!
Word of Mouth
Comments on the HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites are generally mixed regarding the performance and repair of the Rheem furnace:
- One author at the HVAC-Talk forums claims that the Rheem fan doesn't work consistently, due to weak controls, but when the furnace does work, it produces a good amount of heat.
- Another person claimed that Rheem is inefficient and does not always perform properly. This forum participant, like the other poster, felt that when Rheems does work, the quality of performance is noticeable.
- A third person insists that Rheems no longer provides replacement parts, making the correct parts hard to find without an effort. However, Rheem diagrams provide clear direction for installation, so when these schematics are followed, effective installation and motor performance are assured.
Rheem Classic 90 Model Numbers
The Classic 90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The Rheem Classic Furnace can be adjusted for upflow, downflow, or horizontal air flow, depending on the home's measurements and where the unit is placed. Models output capacity vary from 45,000 BTUh to 120,000 BTUh. Model numbers indicate the air flow configuration (upflow vs. downflow) and other configuation options.
The Rheem furnaces come with a 5-year limited warranty on all parts. The heat exchanger has a limited lifetime warranty.