Rheem Brand Overview

Rheem Manufacturer Overview

A comfortable home is a necessity. A cool home in the summer and a warm house in the winter are only the beginning of what quality heating and cooling products can provide. Rheem products are designed to improve comfort and efficiency. Rheem offers furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, thermostats and water heaters. The company provides everything you need to cool and heat your home.

Corporate History

Richard and Donald Rheem founded the company in Emeryville, California. They launched the company in 1925, and by 1930, Rheem was producing a full line of water heaters, boilers and tanks. In response to increasing demand for air conditioning and heating during the 1950s, Rheem developed a line of HVAC products. 

The company takes sustainability seriously and is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, striving to produce zero waste by 2025. Rheem has U.S. and international locations, and the company has 7,000 employees around the world. Rheem is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.

Rheem Product Lines

Rheem offers products for commercial and residential heating and cooling. Below are some of the company’s products.

Rheem air conditioners

Rheem AC units have SEER ratings ranging from 13 to 21. Some of the air conditioners can communicate with EcoNet, an app that allows you to control the temperature of your home remotely. For example, you can use EcoNet to turn down the temperature when no one is home and turn it up to a comfortable level before returning. For assistance determining which Rheem air conditioner is right for your home, contact a Rheem professional in your area.

Rheem furnaces

Rheem offers both gas and oil furnaces.

Rheem gas furnaces

Rheem has three lines of gas furnaces: Prestige, Classic and Value. Rheem offers furnaces of various sizes and energy efficiency levels.  Several models are compatible with EcoNet.

The Rheem Classic Plus Series Ultra-Low NOx 80% AFUE R801T Upflow Gas Furnace has the lowest emissions of any furnace in the industry. The Prestige series R96V has a patented heat-exchanger design, making the unit 20 percent quieter. Rebates are available for many Rheem furnaces. The ideal furnace for your home depends on the size of your house and the climate in your area.

Rheem oil furnaces

Rheem offers a line of oil furnaces, all of which have efficiency levels above 85 percent, which means that more than 85 percent of fuel goes toward heating your home. Rheem offers several oil furnace models, to suit homes of various sizes and in various climates.

Rheem heat pumps

Heat pumps help keep you comfortable by drawing warm air inside your home on cool days and cool air inside on warm days. Rheem has several models to choose from. All models offer high efficiency levels, and some are compatible with EcoNet.

Rheem packaged systems

Rheem packaged systems are available in three combinations:

  1. Hybrid heat pumps with a gas backup
  2. Air conditioner with gas heat (also known as a gas pack)
  3. Heat pump package unit

All units are designed to operate efficiently and quietly.

Rheem reviews by series

To learn more about Rheem products, you can read reviews at FurnaceCompare.com. The user-friendly website allows you to search by model or by type of product, such as air conditioner, furnace, heat pump or water heater.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is essential to Rheem. The company offers 152 Energy Star-certified water heaters, more than any other manufacturer. Rheem also offers efficient, low-energy solar water heaters. Rheem’s Classic Plus series ultra-low NOx gas furnace has the lowest emissions of any furnace in the industry. Another standout product is the hybrid electric water heater, which is the most efficient water heater available.

Rheem is fully committed to reducing its environmental impact. The company has won Building Green’s 2019 Top Ten product award, the 2018 KB Home Innovation Award and the Breakthrough award from IoT.

Rheem warranties

Depending on the model, each Rheem water heater has a warranty of five to 12 years. Rheem air conditioners have a 10-year limited warranty. High-efficiency furnaces have a 10-year parts warranty and a limited lifetime warranty on the primary and secondary heat exchangers. Register your product online to receive warranty coverage.

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