Rheem Classic Heat Pump
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The Rheem Classic series of heat pumps are single-stage heat pumps. The units have a SEER of up to 15.5 and are suitable for residential and light commercial applications. The Classic series heat pumps use a now-standard refrigerant that contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC's), which can sometimes leak and harm the environment.
The cabinet of the Rheem Classic series is made of galvanized steel and has been salt spray tested to ensure durability. The equipment is designed with a low profile and discharges air from the top. The top of the cabinet is stainless steel and can be removed for service.
Consumer Reviews of the Rheem Classic
Date created: 2012-06-23
Name: James Franklin
"RQPM Still goin' strong in Tucson heat"
My 14 seer 4 ton packaged heat pump from Rheem is still working well with next to no maintenance at almost 2 years now. Just wanted to let others know. Today, at the end of June, it's 105 degrees outside and my output duct temperature is still 55 degrees with the thermostat set at 78. I would still recommend this unit. Some stats: Single homeowner, all electric house, last electric bill, May, was $90. This month is, of course, much hotter but I'm expecting the bill to be about $130. Hope this helps someone out there!
Date created: 2011-10-07
Name: kyle stanley
Location: panama city, florida
Years owned: 6
I bought this rheem classic after my last "no name brand" unit went out and parts were discontinued. I was confident in the choice being Rheem and having a 10 year warranty. Too bad they did not tell me that the 10 year warranty is conditional. Does not cover labor or freon. Compressor is warranted for 10 years other parts 5 years and less. I have had nothing but problems out of this unit. Now have to replace the coils in it. I don't believe any brand is going to be worry free I mean lets face it they just don't build anything that last now days. Name brands are a joke.
Date created: 2011-10-05
Name: James Franklin
Location: Tucson, AZ
"RHEEM is alright with me..."
This rooftop 14 seer packaged heat pump RQPM-A048JK replaced my 22-year-old Rheem, which actually was still working, but was costing me too much to run. This new one kicks butt and was a great deal considering the $1500 tax credit and $400 Rheem rebate. It keeps putting out about 55 degrees coming out of the supply ducts even in hot 100+ degree temperatures and record heat in August here. I have no complaints and only hope it lasts as long as the previous unit. I guess it's human nature to gripe when something's wrong and remain silent when everything is fine, so I'm putting my positive opinion on here to help balance it out! Heck yeah,I'd buy another Rheem!
Date created: 2011-06-07
Name: joe motta
Location: russellville al
Years owned: 1
My 15 month old heat pump was giving me some problems in December the contractor came and changed a board. The following month I got a electric bill $450.00 and the unit would not heat the house I called the service tech and he told me it was to cold. Ac time came turn it on and not thing called a tech and he found the line was not sweat properly lost all refrigerant. The warranty dose not cover refrigerant. Even if it is a bad fitting. So they don't cover any part of it. because no parts need to be replaced So its costing me $500.00 to fix the unit
Date created: 2010-11-15
Name: M. Grove
Location: Southern Indiana
I hate to admit that I own not one, but two Rheem Classic Series heat pumps. Installed first one at my residence Fall '06, to replace 12 yr old trouble-free American Standard. Worked fine at first. Bought rental property Spring '07, so installed another of the same unit there. Shortly afterwards, unit at my residence failed, compressor shot, whole new unit installed. That got the ball rolling. Rental property has had numerous service calls and cannot maintain pressure. After very high electric bills at rental, service company claimed nothing wrong, but suddenly--- bills were resonable without major weather change to account for it???? I believe they had overlooked something on previous service calls and didn't want to admit it. My residence leaks freon on regular basis. Have service warranty on both, both checked 2x per year. Each unit stopped cooling early this summer, right after they were inspected. Had I had any idea this would all occur, I never would put in a Rheem, and never will again. Service company claimed they 'didn't have any complaints on the units'. Find that hard to belive---what's the odds of having two and problems with both? Service company wants to blame on heat pumps in general, which I don't buy since my residence is now on it's 3rd heat pump, and the 2 previous ones were very economical to operate and like I said---PROBLEM free. I plan to search consumer sights in hopes of finding a class-action lawsuit against this company. It has already cost me nearly $14,000 and both are junk that will likely have to be replaced in the next couple of years---of which I cannot afford to do!
Date created: 2007-04-27
Name: Unsatisfied Rheem customer
Years owned: 13
Rheem classic 10 Seer Heat pump, 5 ton unit. What crap! Had problems for most of all the 13 years until it just recently died (compressor). had constant leaks, is on the third reversing valve, many other problems. Have spent almost 2 grand on it over the years. Now I am replacing it, and it wont be with a Rheem!
Other Classic Reviews
Three posters on viewpoints.com give Rheem heat pumps high ratings for efficiency and quiet operation. An owner writes on doityourself.com that his Rheem heat pump will not turn on. He receives replies about trying a reset button on the outside, or calling a technician to evaluate the refrigerant level. Problems are sometimes also caused by ants and other insects that get between the electrical contact points and this can lead to the unit not working.
An author on guidetofurnaces.com praises the Rheem heat pump warranty.
Rheem Classic Model Numbers
The Classic is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Rheem offers the following warranty for the Classic series heat pump:
- Ten-year limited parts warranty
- Ten years for the compressor
- Limited parts warranty for five years