Rheem Classic Series – R92P Review
AFUE:Up to 92%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,585
BTU Output:39,000 - 104,000
The Rheem Classic Series R92P is one of the best entry-level furnaces available in the market today, especially for customers who want energy savings. It has Rheem’s 360°+1 engineering so the build quality is resilient and durable. The furnace has a 92% AFUE rating so it offers reasonable energy savings.
Despite its affordable, entry-level cost, this product is quiet and operates at 20% reduced noise. That characteristic helps maintain a calm and peaceful indoor environment. This product is considered one of the quietest furnaces in the market.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,585
- AFUE: 92%
- 4-way multi-poise design
- PSC motor
- 92% residential gas furnace CSA certified
The Bottom Line
If you want an attractive price without compromising quality, the Rheem Classic Series R92P is a good choice. It delivers solid performance over a long term, especially if the unit is maintained well.
In Depth Review
Rheem Classic Plus Series R92P Specifications
- Sub-models available: R92PA0401317MSA, R92PA0601317MSA, R92PA0701317MSA, R92PA0851521MSA, R92PA1001521MSA, R92PA1151524MSA
- BTU input: 42,000 - 112,000
- BTU output: 39,000 - 104,000
- Single Stage, Multi-Position PSC compressor
All Rheem furnaces are designed to last for a long time under tough operating conditions. The R92P isn’t an exception to this. Its primary construction is aluminized steel and secondary construction is stainless steel. Both of these compounds resist corrosion well and have good thermal fatigue reliability.
The PlusOne® Ignition System uses DSI or Direct Spark Ignition technology. This system doesn’t need to rely on a pilot light, which means you have an easier time switching on the furnace when the weather turns cold. It also keeps an eye on the flame remotely and will shut down the furnace if the burner doesn’t light. This helps prevent fires and improves safety.
Blocked Drain Detection
The PlusOne® Water Management System will detect a blocked drain immediately and shut down the system before there’s a chance of water damage. This makes the furnace safer and reduces repair or maintenance costs.
The furnace comes with a PlusOne® Diagnostics 7-Segment LED to accurately assess the system and determine what’s wrong with it. Maintenance experts can then determine what repairs they need to do and resolve the matter quickly. This helps reduce the number of service calls and overall maintenance costs.
Other Key Features
- Low-profile cabinet measuring 34 inch, which makes the product suitable for small spaces.
- Removable heat exchanger for easier servicing and replacement if needed.
The Rheem Classic Series R92P comes with the company’s basic warranty. You get a 10-year conditional warranty on parts and a 20-year heat exchanger warranty. Customers need to register their product with Rheem to access the warranty benefits.
Comparable Models by Rheem
Model Comparison by Features
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T has similar features. Instead of a PSC motor, it has an ECM motor. The latter option is more efficient so this product consumes less energy compared to the Rheem Classic Series R92T. They both have an AFUE rating of 92% and both have a similar solid construction. If you need a product in the same price range but with better performance, the R92T is a good choice.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
If you are willing to splurge a little bit, the Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T is a great alternative. It has a single-stage, constant-torque ECM motor that surpasses the R92P’s performance. This unit also offers better energy savings and has an AFUE rating of 95%. This 95% rating might allow you to benefit from Utility Rebates provided by the local government. This product is available at a higher cost but has similar warranties.