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Rheem JAZ Heat Pump Overview

The JAZ heat pump in both RPNL-JAZ and RPQL-JAZ models are part of Rheem’s Classic Series. These compact, single-stage units have efficiency ratings as high as 15.5 SEER and 9.1 HSPF, helping them attain Energy Star qualifications. They units are suited for single- and multi-family residences as well as light commercial buildings.

Quiet and efficient operation is enabled in JAZ heat pumps in part by the less restrictive upward air discharge. This model’s Copeland scroll compressor and PSC fan motor help contribute to energy savings and quiet function. Operation of these heat pumps produces 72 decibels, which is roughly the equivalent of the average vacuum cleaner’s noise.

Built to be durable, a louvered wrap-around jacket protects the Rheem JAZ heat pumps from weather-related damage. The weather-protected cabinet is made with galvanized steel. One cabinet panel is removable for easy access to the controls, helping to minimize service costs. Furthermore, the steel-reinforced top grill is also removable, allowing the condenser fan motor and coil to be easily reached in the event of needed repairs. The motor windings and bearings are protected from precipitation by the under-mount grill/motor design, and all models undergo salt-spray testing to ensure their durability in weather extremes.

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Rheem JAZ Heat Pump Reviews

"Heat pump"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Takes 4 hours to raise temp 6 degrees, twice as long then my 20 year old heat pump. This Rheem is not a good unit. I do not recommend. It also makes noises when it starts up.

rich mcginnis


"Less than 3 years compressor crapped out"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Less than 3 years the compressor lasted in my new home. Rheem suplied the part under warranty but not the Labor of 765.00 to replace $118.000 Flush, Freon of 420 dollars. I paid a total of 1414,65. Model # 13pjaz8A01/. Rheem Weather King (my butt) model 13PJA48A01 7333 MO906 08831. They should be so ashamed.

Pat Maroney

Other JAZ Reviews

Rheem customers and HVAC professional comments on other HVAC websites indicate general satisfaction with Rheem JAZ heat pumps. They are regarded as durable and efficient products that require few repairs other than regular seasonal maintenance. The few complaints that do exist in other online forums for this unit generally concern problems with installing contractors, rather than the unit itself.

Rheem JAZ Model Numbers

The JAZ is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
RPQL-018JAZ 15.5 / 9.5 0
RPQL-024JAZ 15 / 9 0
RPQL-030JAZ 15.5 / 9 0
RPQL-036JAZ 15.5 / 10 0
RPQL-042JAZ 15.5 / 9.5 0
RPQL-048JAZ 15 / 9 0
RPQL-060JAZ 14.5 / 9.5 0

JAZ Warranty

Rheem JAZ heat pumps come with a 10-year conditional parts warranty for which product registration is required. In addition, there is a 10-year warranty on the compressor and a 5-year limited warranty on parts. Protection Plus is an extended service warranty available to consumers.

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