WeatherKing manufactures commercial air conditioners (condensing units), heat pumps and gas furnaces. WeatherKing is owned by Rheem Manufacturing Co., but operated as a separate business unit until the brand fell out of use by Rheem. Rheem also markets the Ruud line of heating and cooling equipment. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta.
The first trademark for the WeatherKing brand was filed in 1963. According to ACHR News, WeatherKing of Florida Inc. was formed in Orlando, Fla.; in 1965 it became simply WeatherKing Inc. The company later became a division of Addison Products. Rheem acquired WeatherKing from Addison Products Co. in 1988.
WeatherKing manufacturers commercial and residential air conditioners (condensing units), heat pumps and gas furnaces. The manufacturer says its designs its products based on input from consumers and dealers.
WeatherKing offered a number of packaged air conditioning and heat pump units. Products such as the WLKB and RSNM/RSPM packaged air conditioners or PJL and PJM heat pumps were designed to be cost-effective and easy to install and maintain. An easy-to-reach control box and total access to the coil are among their features.
The manufacturer also offered gas furnaces, such as the RGRS/RGRT series of 90 percent AFUE upflow furnaces. These units were specifically designed for compact spaces, with left and right side hookups to further ease installation. Direct spark ignition was standard on this and other units.
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WeatherKing offers a standard 5-year limited warranty on all parts for residential units. Certain models offer up to 10 years of parts coverage with limited lifetime warranties on heat exchangers.