WeatherKing is a brand of commercial air conditioners (condensing units), heat pumps and gas furnaces owned by Rheem Manufacturing Co. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta and is a subsidiary of the Paloma Group, a privately-held company with reported annual revenue of approximately $3.0 billion.
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 manufacturerd commercial and residential air conditioners (condensing units), heat pumps and gas furnaces. The manufacturer said that it designed 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.
WeatherKing offered a standard 5-year limited warranty on all parts for residential units. Certain models offered up to 10 years of parts coverage with limited lifetime warranties on heat exchangers.