Rheem Classic Plus Series – R92T Review
AFUE:Up to 92%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Single Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,585
BTU Output:41,000 - 108,000
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The Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T is engineered for superior performance. It is a mid-tier appliance so it strikes the right balance between affordability and performance. The patented heat exchanger improves air flow and reduces noise by 20%. That’s why this product is 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
- PlusOne® Ignition System with Direct Spark Ignition
- PlusOne® Water Management System With Blocked Drain Sensor
- 92% residential gas furnace CSA certified
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for consistent heating performance at an affordable price, the Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T is a good option to consider. It comes with many patented Rheem technologies that improve efficiency and ensure you don’t have to deal with cold spots. This is a sturdy, durable product that only needs simple maintenance to last for several years.
In Depth Review
Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T
- Sub-models available: R92TA0401317MSA, R92TA0601317MSA, R92TA0701317MSA, R92TA081521MSA, R92TA1001521MSA, R92TA1151524MSA
- BTU input: 42,000-112,000
- BTU output: 41,000-108,000
- Single Stage, Constant-Torque ECM Compressor Type
Superior Build Quality
Furnaces must withstand harsh operating conditions so build-quality is an important factor to consider. This product contains primary heat exchange made from aluminized steel and secondary heat exchange made from stainless steel. This construction is corrosion-resistant and has better thermal fatigue reliability.
Furnaces require regular maintenance to last for a long time and the Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T makes it easier. It has a PlusOne® Diagnostics 7-Segment LED tool that makes service calls quicker. The product’s heat exchanger is removable and easy to replace if needed. Quarter turn door fasteners make it easier for maintenance experts to access without tools.
The product comes with Rheem’s patented PlusOne Ignition System with Direct Spark Ignition. This system is more reliable than traditional pilot light-dependent systems. There are fewer start-up issues and service calls because of this technology. The R92T also comes with the PlusOne™ Water Management System that can detect blocked drains immediately and shut down the system before water can spill.
Other Key Features
- Setting up the system is easy because of integrated control boards that feature dipswitches.
- Blower Shelf design that can accommodate all furnace orientations.
- Low 34 inch profile for easier installation in small areas.
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R92T comes with a conditional 10-year warranty on parts and a limited lifetime (20 years) warranty on the unit. You need to register with the Rheem portal with your product to take advantage of these warranties or to extend them.
Comparable Models by Rheem
Model Comparison by Lower Price
The Rheem Classic Series R92P is a great alternative to the R92T if you’re looking for something more affordable. It has a 92% AFUE rating and is a 92% residential gas furnace CSA certified, which means the product offers reasonable savings. It is one of Rheem’s most affordable products that lives up to the company’s quality standards.
Model Comparison by Features
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T has similar features but delivers a slightly better performance. Both products have single stage constant-torque ECM and similar warranties. The R95T has a 95% AFUE rating so it is more efficient so you can save some money on your utility bills. With a 95% rating, you might also be able to benefit from any Utility Rebates offered by your local government.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
The Rheem Prestige Series RGJF has a 90.4% to 94.8% AFUE rating so it delivers a better performance than the R92T. This product is quiet in operation, consumes less energy, and has premium tier warranties, which makes it stand apart from the R92T. The performance and superior build-quality make the RGJF a worthwhile investment.