Rheem Classic Series – R95P Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,585 - $5,670
BTU Output:41,000 - 108,000
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P is the perfect unit for customers who want a solid performance at a reasonable price. It has Rheem’s 360°+1 engineering to ensure reliable heating and durability. Like all furnaces manufactured by this company, the R95P is quiet during operation. This reduces disruption to the indoor environment. Superior air flow design ensures heat is distributed evenly throughout the room.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $4,585 - $5,670
- 95% residential gas furnace CSA certified
- Single Stage Multi-position PSC motor
- 4-way multi-poise design
- 95% AFUE rating
The Bottom Line
This product is a solid performer with no fancy bells and whistles. You get Rheem’s tried and tested technology, which delivers superior performance consistently. The product is well built and will last for a long time with proper maintenance.
In Depth Review
Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P Specifications
- Sub-models available: R95PA0401317MSA, R95PA0601317MSA, R95PA0701317MSA, R95PA0851521MSA, R95PA1001521MSA, R95PA1151524MSA
- BTU input: 42,000-112,000
- BTU output: 41,000-108,000
- PlusOne® Ignition System with DSI
- PlusOne® Water Management System
- Maintenance is Easy
No matter how well-designed a furnace is, it requires some maintenance. The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P has PlusOne® Diagnostics 7-Segment LED technology that makes identifying issues and making service calls easier. Proper diagnosis also helps save money on maintenance costs.
Removable Heat Exchanger
The removable heat exchanger doesn’t just make servicing easier, but can also make replacing components easier. A furnace’s heat exchanger experiences a lot of wear over time so easy access to it for maintenance or replacement can extend your furnace’s lifespan.
The primary heat exchanger is made from aluminized steel and the second is made from stainless steel. This ensures maximum corrosion resistance. The furnace will withstand different working conditions without sustaining too much damage.
Peaceful Indoor Environment
The improved airflow design reduces noise generated by the furnace by 20%, regardless of its operating conditions. The blower and motor also are designed to produce less sound, which makes the entire unit quieter than some of the alternatives available in the market.
Other Key Features
- 34-inch low profile construction for easy installation in small spaces.
- Blower Shelf Design for all furnace orientations.
- Integrated control boards with dipswitches for easier setup and integration.
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger and a 10-year limited warranty on the parts. Customers must register their product with Rheem to take advantage of all of these benefits.
Comparable Models by Rheem
Model Comparison by Lower Price
The Rheem Classic Series R92P is one of the most affordable products in the Rheem furnace line-up. If you’re looking for something that costs less than the R95P, this unit is a good option. It has an AFUE rating of 92% so it is still efficient, though not as much as the 95% rated R95P. It has a single-stage, multi-position PSC similar to the R95P so you can expect a similar performance from both appliances.
Model Comparison by Features
In terms of performance, the Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P and Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T are nearly identical. The latter has a Single-stage, constant-torque ECM instead of multi-position PSC. Both of these products are rated AFUE 95%, which means they’ll have a similar impact on your utility bills.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P is a mid-tier product. If you’re willing to invest a little more in a furnace, the Prestige Series R96V is a nice step up from it. The R96V has an AFUE rating of 96% so it offers better energy savings. It is also more efficiency and comes with some premium features. The R96V also has better warranties, which make the additional costs worthwhile.