Rheem Heat Pumps

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Rheem Heat Pump Overview

Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world with a product range covering HVAC systems, water heating, pool and spa heating, and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem leads the globe in heating systems with a brand presence in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East. 

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Consumer Reviews of Rheem

2.2

  • Very Satisfied
    33
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    2
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    8
  • Very Unsatisfied
    85
  • #2 of 6 Rheem Heat Pump
  • 26.92% of customers recommended

Rheem began producing water heaters in the 1930s and now operates as North America’s largest manufacturer of water heaters. In the 1950s, Rheem added HVAC systems to its product offerings, and over the years, it has taken innovative steps to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its heating and cooling systems. From material selection to responsible recycling, Rheem is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.

The company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and achieve zero waste in its global manufacturing operations by 2025.

Rheem heat pumps 

Heat pumps represent an alternative to traditional central forced-air system, combining heating and cooling functions in one unit and working on a heat transfer principle. In winter, heat pumps draw heat from the outside air and transfer it indoors. In summer, they reverse the process by pulling heat from the air inside and transferring it outside. Heat pumps do not use fuel sources like oil or gas to generate heat, making them an eco-friendly, energy-efficient way to heat and cool homes.

The Rheem range is priced from budget to premium within three categories: the Classic Series, the Classic Plus Series, and the Prestige Series. All Rheem heat pumps are fitted with a Copeland scroll compressor, one of the most trusted and reliable compressors in the industry.

Classic Series RP14 Model

Type of heat pump

The RP14 model is an affordable, single-stage heat pump with an available piston option. 

Heat pump features

The RP14 model features a scroll compressor, which uses 70% fewer moving parts for better efficiency and reliability. A composite base pan and an optimized fan orifice improve airflow to ensure quieter operation. A single-row condenser coil makes for a lighter unit, and thorough coil cleaning creates optimal performance. 

Technical specs

The RP14 model offers 15 units ranging in size from 1.5-3 tons.

Unit sizes

  • 29.75”D x 25”H x 29.75”W
  • 33.75”D x 27”H x 33.75”W
  • 33.75”D x 35”H x 33.75”W

Energy efficiency

14 SEER / 12.5 EER / 9 HSPF. Energy Star endorses all heat pumps with a minimum HSPF of 8.2.

Price

Consider your region’s climate when buying a heat pump. Moderate climates mean lower-priced units with a SEER rating of 14 or 15. Those who live in climates with extreme heat or cold may need heat pumps with higher SEER and HSPF ratings. For the latest pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional. 

Classic Series RP15

Type of heat pump

A mid-range, single-stage heat pump.

Heat pump features

The RP15 model is one of the quietest units in the series. It features improved tubing to reduce vibration and stress, an optimized reversing valve for quieter shifting performance, enhanced mufflers to dissipate vibration energy, and a sound-abating feature in the compressor to reduce noise when transitioning in and out of defrost mode.

Technical specs

The RP15 model offers 15 models ranging in size from 1.5 to 5 tons.

Unit sizes:

  • 29.75”D x 25”H x 29.75”W
  • 33.75’D x 31”H x 33.75”W
  • 33.75”D x 35”H x 33.75”W
  • 35.75”D x 39”H x 35.75”W
  • 35.75”D x 45”H x 35.75”W

Efficiency ratings

16 SEER / 13.5EER / 9.0 HSPF 

Price

For the latest pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Classic Series RP16

Type of heat pump

A two-stage heat pump. 

Heat pump features

The RP16 model includes many of the same features as previous models, plus a two-stage compressor to allow for a high and low output. This offers better temperature control and improved efficiency. 

Technical specs 

The RP16 model offers 4 models ranging in size from 2 to 5 tons.

Unit sizes

  • 33.75”D x 31”H x 33.75”W
  • 33.75”D x 35”H x 33.75”W
  • 35.75”D x 45”H x 35.75”D

Efficiency rating

16 SEER/12.5 EER / 9.0 HSPF

Price

For the latest pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional. 

Classic Plus Series RP17 

Type of heat pump

A three-stage heat pump with an inverter compressor. 

Heat pump features

The Classic Plus RP17 features an electronic expansion valve, which more precisely controls variable refrigerant flow. For colder climates, this unit has an overdrive heating setting, which provides heat in temperatures as low as 7 degrees F. The Classic Plus features Rheem’s EcoNet Smart Home System, which connects to a smart thermostat so users can operate the unit with a smartphone app. 

Technical specs

The Classic Plus RP17 Series offers four models, ranging in size from 2-5 tons.

Unit sizes:

  • 33.75”D x 35”H x 33.75″W
  • 35.75”D x 39”H x 35.75”W
  • 35.75”D x 45”W x 35.75”W 

Efficiency ratings

18.5 SEER / 13 EER / 8.5 HSPF

Price

For the latest pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional. 

Classic Prestige Series RP20

Type of heat pump

Rheem’s premium variable-speed heat pump.

Heat pump features

Rheem’s Prestige Series is the top of the range for customers seeking extra comfort and energy efficiency. All heat pumps in this series come with a variable speed compressor, plus the EcoNet smart system. 

Technical specs 

The Classic Prestige RP20 Series offers four models, ranging in size from 2-5 tons.

Unit sizes

  • 35.75”D x 35”H x 35.75”W
  • 35.75”D x 39”H x 35.75W
  • 35.75”D x 51”H x 35.75W 

Efficiency ratings

20 SEER / 11 HSPF

Price

For the latest pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional. You may qualify for a rebate of up to $750 from participating utility companies when buying a Classic Plus or Classic Premium model.

Care and maintenance

Rheem heat pumps last 10-15 years with regular maintenance. Rheem’s network of professional HVAC contractors are trained to maintain and repair these heat pumps. Rheem heat pumps allow HVAC technicians easy access to internal components for quick repairs, as well. For minor tasks, users can order parts like air filters directly from the Rheem online store. 

Rheem heat pumps warranty

Rheem heat pumps come with a standard 10-year warranty on conditional parts. Higher-end models also include a 10-year conditional unit replacement warranty. When registering the warranty, users can opt to extend the warranty.

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