Rheem Heat Pumps | One of the Highest Rated in the Industry

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Rheem Heat Pumps  Rheem heat pumps are among the highest-rated in the industry. Rheem makes three lines of heat pumps that meet the heating and cooling needs of a wide range of consumers. In this Rheem heat pumps overview, you’ll learn about the company, its products and their costs.

Facts About Rheem

One of the United States’ oldest HVAC companies, it was founded by the Rheem brothers, Donald and Richard, in the 1920s. Their first product line was water heaters, and by the mid-1930s, despite the Great Depression, Rheem had a nationwide distribution network. Through the 1950s, Rheem began to produce space heaters, oil furnaces and air conditioners. Rheem eventually acquired Ruud, a leading producer of HVAC equipment. This move made Rheem one of the largest and most influential manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment in the country.

When heat pump technology was being developed, Rheem Company engineers were on the cutting edge. Today, the Rheem Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has manufacturing facilities in Arkansas, California and Minnesota. This international company enjoys sales throughout North America and the world.

Rheem Heat Pumps

Rheem 3 lines of heat pumps offer a range of products to their customers. Most are backed by Rheem’s 10-year parts and compressor warranty which is average for the industry. Here’s an overview of those lines.

Rheem Prestige Series Heat Pumps: These top of the line models feature high efficiency and 2-stage performance. The Rheem Prestige Series delivers up to 17 SEER cooling and 9.8 HSPF heating. These are Energy Star products proven to reduce energy use and utility bills. Consumers in very warm climates choose the Prestige Series more than any other.

Rheem Classic Series Heat Pumps: With a mix of single-stage and 2-stage heat pumps, this quality series is attractive to homeowners in more moderate climates. This series offers Energy Star qualified efficiency levels up to 15.5 SEER and 9.1 HSPF.

Rheem Value Series Heat Pumps: As the name implies, these models are attractive to consumers who want to keep equipment costs as low as possible. These single-stage heat pumps deliver SEER ratings up to 15 and HSPF ratings as high as 9.0, Energy Star levels.

Rheem Heat Pump Prices

Rheem heat pumps, like all brand heat pumps, vary in price by size, efficiency and single-stage vs. 2-stage performance. A 2-ton Value Series heat pump costs less than $1,200. A 5-ton Prestige Series heat pump may be more than $4,500. Rheem heat pump prices are about average when compared with prices across the industry.

Summary

Rheem has a very good service record for reliability. Consumers appreciate the combination of reasonable price and good performance. These qualities make Rheem heat pumps among the best sellers in the industry.

Comments

17 Responses to “Rheem Heat Pumps”
  1. Kevin says:
    Price Value 33333
    Performance 44444
    Satisfaction 55555

    Saw Rheem on the #29 car and decided to try it when our last heat pump broke down. I see why they can afford to sponsor a racecar, they arent cheap!! its worked great since it was installed though.

    • bob says:
      Price Value 44444
      Performance 55555
      Satisfaction 55555

      after having a Trane unit for many years the Rheem is great.my Trane would shut down every two years with out fail.
      the Rheem unit is very efficient and a very good value

  2. Jim says:
    Price Value 55555
    Performance 55555
    Satisfaction 55555

    Great heat pump for the price. Read the reviews first prior to buying and you will not be disappointed.

  3. Anthony says:
    Price Value 55555
    Performance 55555
    Satisfaction 55555

    My Rheem heat pump was instaled in 1989 and is still working today 2012 november 13; think i made a good move choosing this tough and reliable make. Two years ago I had the r22 taken off because of a leaking line at the fitting. Replaced it with 22a refrigerant from enviro-safe. That way, I gave a second life to the unit that still catches up with an outside temp of minus 10°C .
    Waiting for a 13 hspf unit from the same company to upgrade; unless a very good deal is offered in the mean time.
    I would have given a couple more stars in the rating if it has been possible.

    • DENNIS says:

      Having a heat pump last for 22 years may sound great, but I recently learned from a HVAC contractor that the efficiency ratings (i.e.SEER) drop hugely after 10 years or so. Have you noticed your electric bills are substantially higher than earlier years ?

  4. Pete Brantley says:
    Price Value 22222
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    Made a HUGE mistake not replacing my Carrier with another Carrier. This thing sounds like a cheap plane engine. The “whine” is torture. I don’t know how true this is but I’ve been told that Rheem will let anyone install their units…anyone that that is willing to pay to become authorized dealer. I should have known better…Made in China? Buy a CARRIER!!!

    • Steve M says:

      Actually made in Mexico

  5. Harriett Jones says:

    My Rheem heat pump was installed by the builder in 1994. After purchasing my home in 2002, I did have it checked and found there had been a gap in theceilingl above the unit in my house, apparently left by the builder. It is still going strong, but I’ll be replacing it this year. The prices I have goten for three different models by two installers so far are all over the map. Waiting for a third estimate and may have to decide on a fourth contractor. I am quite satisfied with the Rheem, but looking for more efficient product.

  6. J Monday says:
    Price Value 33333
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    We replaced our old unit, a Trane that worked beautifully for over 20 years, with a Rheem 15 Seer heat pump. It has been a total “lemon” from day one. It was installed in late 2010 & we have yet to have a year with no issue. From that first winter it has been constant service calls to our contractor, predominately with the heat. We have been asking that they replace the unit for over two years (now 2014) to no avail. They run over here, put a bandaid on it & it works until the next time. This time the compressor has completely quit running & the inside won’t cut off at all. My power meter is spinning! Do NOT buy a Rheem.

  7. D Rankhorn says:
    Price Value 11111
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    Bought a house that was built in 2006 and had a Rheem heat pump system. The coil was leaking freon and when the repairman came to replace it, he explained their design flaw of mating two dis-similar metals in the coil cause it to corrode and leak. He said the replacement will probably develop a leak in a few years. (No redesign???) Six months later and now the compressor has gone out. I’ll be replacing the whole system, and you can bet it won’t be with a Rheem product.

  8. B Gjundjek says:
    Price Value 33333
    Performance 22222
    Satisfaction 11111

    I had a Carrier that ran for 20 years without a hitch. I replaced it with a Rheem and what a mistake. The installing reseller was shoddy to begin with. The first year a part failed, which was covered under the 1st year full warranty. As I’m writing this in the 3rd year, I’m find out from the Rheem dealer that the entire inside coil needs to be replaced because it’s leaking refrigerant. The inside coil will be covered under the warranty, but I will wind up paying $1,400 for the service call which includes refrigerant and labor to pull the old one out and put the new one in. I will be very careful about what I buy next time, and it WON’T be a Rheem.

  9. Terry says:
    Price Value 44444
    Performance 55555
    Satisfaction 55555

    We have had the same heat pump for the last 19 years, a Rheem JAZZ series 13 SEER heat pump, it has been a great system cools well in the summer and good heat in the winter. We have had few issue, replaced the fan motor on the outdoor unit, replaced both the start and run caps. and a switch. I would say we have had outstanding service from this unit. I would (and have) recommend this Rheem to friends and family without a second thought. But now after 19 years of constant use winter and summer the scroll compressor finally bit the dust. Time to have the hole system replaced and need I say we have decided to go with the Rheem classic series 15 SEER system…Good price from the contractor and he has a good rep and 27 years in the HVAC field…

  10. Maureen says:
    Price Value 11111
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    We put in a RHEEM 4 ton 14.5 seer heat pump 6/6/2011 since then we have replaced the outside unit twice and the inside coil twice. We have had numerous other visits to weld leaks and replace small valves etc. I really want to be bought out of my 10 year warranty. This system is a nightmare. We have our installer on speed dial they have to return so often. The cost in lost time from work to meet repairmen at our house is incredible. The discomfort of being without AC when it is 100 degrees outside is miserable. It is no fun to return from work at the end of the day to have your home over 85 degrees inside and still rising. I would believe that the first unit was defective, but we have essentially rebuilt the system twice in 5 years and it still doesn’t work.

  11. Rhonda says:
    Price Value 55555
    Performance 55555
    Satisfaction 55555

    I’ve never bought or used a heat pump myself but after reading these descriptions I will surely be considering one next time I am in the market.

  12. Craig says:
    Price Value 11111
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    I bought a new Rheem RQPW dual fuel heat pump in 2007. It has had multiple problems since, mainly with the heat pump, not the gas heat auxiliary. Thousands of dollars in repairs. I have had other manufacturers and models that worked flawlessly for decades. I would never buy a Rheem again.

  13. michael scott says:

    nothing but problems with Rheem out of 6yr only worked 3 winters thank God 4 base bord heat I am going 2 thade my high effient heat pump off

  14. Chipper Brown says:
    Price Value 11111
    Performance 11111
    Satisfaction 11111

    I was sold this high priced piece of crap by a local dealer who thought he was doing me a favor. I wish I could give it all minus 5’s. I’m sure he does too. I’ve had it for about 5 yrs and it has been worked on probably 15 times- $2500-3000 not to mention the down time and aggravation. NEVER A RHEEM PRODUCT AGAIN, EVER!!!!!

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