Rheem Furnaces

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Rheem Furnace Overview

Rheem gives you a variety of gas furnaces to choose from. The company offers one- and two-stage modulating gas furnaces, as well as split units that combine heating and cooling into one device. There are several factors to consider to ensure you purchase the right type of furnace for your home. 

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Consumer Reviews of Rheem

2.9

  • Very Satisfied
    34
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    8
  • Neutral
    5
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    6
  • Very Unsatisfied
    39
  • #1 of 6 Rheem Furnace
  • 45.65% of customers recommended

In this guide, you’ll see references to AFUE ratings and Energy Star. AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and measures how efficiently a furnace uses fuel. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the furnace. Additionally, Energy Star-rated products meet government standards for energy efficiency and practices. The symbol was established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Furnaces Overview

Rheem offers three series of natural and propane gas furnaces. The Prestige Series includes five higher-end models. Rheem’s mid-level series, Classic Plus, includes nine models, while the lowest tier, the Classic Series, is comprised of six models. The models in the Prestige and Classic Plus series feature comparable energy efficiencies, ranging from 80-96% AFUE.

Most furnaces work as central air systems using gas or oil fuel. These units heat air in one location and, using ductwork and vents, distribute that air throughout your home. The main components of a Rheem furnace include a thermostat, electrical controls, burners, blower, gas valve, heat exchanger, ductwork, and ventilation.

Prestige Series

While Prestige is the priciest of the three series, these models offer the most features and benefits.

  • R97VA085M521KSA
  • R97VA100M521KSA
  • R97VA070M317KSA
  • R97VA060M317KSA
  • R97VA115M524KSA

Classic Plus Series

In this mid-line series, you’ll find many of the same features as the Prestige Series but for a lower price.

  • R801TA100521MUA
  • R801TA050317MUA
  • R801TA070317MUA

Classic Series

The Classic Series is the most budget-friendly but still offers relatively high AFUE ratings and excellent features.

  • R92PA0701317MSA
  • R92PA0401317MSA
  • R92PA0601317MSA
  • R92PA1001521MSA
  • R92PA1151524MSA
  • R92PA0851521MSA

Rheem Furnace Models

RV96 | Up to 96% AFUE

Available with natural and propane gas and part of the Prestige Series, this multi-poise gas furnace features two-stage operation that improves airflow. Its multi-poise design allows down, up, left horizontal, and right horizontal airflow operation. Additionally, the furnace’s 96% AFUE rating indicates long-term savings on energy bills. 

Features

  • 4-way multi-poise design
  • ECM motor
  • Two-stage operation
  • Rheem-exclusive PlusOne Ignition System
  • Rheem-exclusive PlusOne Water Management System
  • Industry-first PlusOne Diagnostics

Technical Specs

  • Consistent indoor temperatures
  • Operates 20% quieter than other Rheem models
  • Highly efficient
  • 7-light LED display on the thermostat
  • Tax credits available
  • Removal heat exchanger for simple maintenance
  • Low profile design

Efficiency

Pricing: starting at $2,571, not including installation

R802V| Up to 80% AFUE

The R802V furnace is part of Rheem’s Prestige Series and is available in natural and propane gas. The low-profile design is ideal for small spaces, and its integrated control board makes this unit easy to set up. Additionally, the two-stage operation means you’ll save energy while maintaining optimal levels of comfort.

Features

  • Two-stage operation
  • EcoNet enabled
  • Rheem-exclusive PlusOne Ignition System
  • Industry-first PlusOne Diagnostics
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Compatible with single- or two-stage thermostats

Technical Specs

  • Quiet operation
  • 7-light LED display on the thermostat
  • Removable heat exchanger for simple maintenance
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Integrated control panel for simple set-up
  • QR code for quick information access

Efficiency

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Location restrictions prevent it from being Energy Star qualified

Pricing: Contact an HVAC dealer for current prices.

R802T | Up to 80% AFUE

Part of the Classic Plus Series, this Rheem gas furnace features an up-flow, horizontal design. The furnace features two-stage operation and a rating of up to 80% AFUE, which means optimal comfort with long-term savings on energy bills. The unit also comes with solid doors for quieter operation.

Features

  • Two-stage operation
  • Constant torque electrically commutated motor
  • 3-way multi-poise operation
  • PlusOne Diagnostics
  • PlusOne Ignition System

Technical Specs

  • Removable heat exchanger for simple maintenance
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Solid door construction for quieter operation
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Solid bottom
  • Low-profile design
  • Integrated control panel for easy set-up
  • QR codes for simple access to information

Efficiency

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Location restrictions prevent it from being Energy Star qualified

Pricing: Contact a local HVAC dealer for current prices.

R801T| Up to 80% AFUE

Part of the Rheem Class Plus Series, this model features low emissions and operates with up to 80% AFUE. The R801T Upflow Gas Furnace is a single-stage low-profile unit featuring simple technology. It’s also eligible for the $500 SCAQMD air furnace rebate.

Features

  • Meets NOx emission standard
  • 3-way multi-poised design
  • PlusOne Diagnostics
  • PlusOne Ignition System
  • Constant torque electrically commutated motor

Technical Specs

  • Environmentally-friendly design
  • Features 7-light LED display on the thermostat
  • The heat exchanger is removable for easier servicing
  • Solid door construction for quieter operation
  • Solid bottom construction
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Low-profile design
  • Corrosion-resistant design
  • Integrated control panel for quick set-up
  • Up to 2% less cabinet air leakage

Efficiency

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Location restrictions prevent it from being Energy Star qualified

Pricing: Contact an HVAC dealer for current prices.

R801CA100521MA | Up to 80% AFUE

The R801CA100521MA Rheem gas furnace is part of the Classic Series and offers up to 80% AFUE. This reliable, dependable, and cost-effective model features a three-way multi-poise design. 

Features

  • 3-way multi-poise design
  • Constant torque electrically commutated motor
  • PlusOne Diagnostics
  • PlusOne Ignition System

Technical Specs

  • Removable heat exchanger for simple maintenance
  • Quiet operation with solid door construction
  • Low-profile design
  • Integrated control panel for easy set-up
  • QR codes for quick access to information

Efficiency

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Location restrictions prevent it from being Energy Star qualified

Pricing: Contact a local HVAC dealer for current prices.

Rheem Furnace Care & Maintenance

You should perform regular maintenance on your furnace to ensure optimal performance, including changing the filter regularly. The company recommends changing the filter once every three months

Some furnace issues require a professional HVAC technician, including

  • Condensation leaks
  • Corrosion, cracks, soot, or strange smells
  • Gas smells
  • Gurgling, rattling, squealing, whistling, or other strange sounds
  • Belt or blower motor issues
  • Gas, heat exchanger, ignitor, power, or thermostat causing heat issues
  • Control board issues causing overblowing

Rheem Furnace Warranties

The Rheem warranty depends on which model you’re choosing. Here are some examples:

R96VA0702317MSA | Up to 96% AFUE

  • Limited 10-year parts warranty

R802VA075317ZXB | Up to 80% AFUE

  • Limited 10-year parts warranty

R802TA050314MXA | Up to 80% AFUE

  • Limited 10-year Rheem furnace parts warranty

R801TA100521MUA | Up to 80% AFUE

  • Limited 10-year warranty on Rheem furnace parts with registration
  • Limited 20-year heat exchanger replacement warranty

R801TA100521MUA | Up to 80% AFUE

  • Limited 10-year Rheem furnace parts warranty
  • Limited 20-year heat exchanger warranty with registration

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