Rheem Classic Plus Series – R95T Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,585 - $5,670
BTU Output:41,000 - 108,000
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The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T has the same solid 360°+1 engineering construction that all of the company’s furnaces have. The unit is designed for optimal airflow and produces 20% less noise than some of the other alternatives available in the market. This is a mid-tier product that delivers a great performance at a reasonable price.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $4,585 – $5,670
- 4-way multi-poise design
- 95% residential gas furnace CSA certified
- ECM Motor (Single Stage, Constant-Torque)
- AFUE: 95%
The Bottom Line
If you’re concerned about energy expenditure and high utility bills but don’t want to fork out too much money to install a new furnace, this is a good option. With a 95% AFUE rating, it will reduce your utility costs and still provide consistent cooling throughout the room without any cold pockets.
In Depth Review
Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T Specifications
- Sub-models available: R95TA0401317MSA, R95TA0601317MSA, R95TA0701317MSA, R95TA081521MSA, R95TA1001521MSA, R95TA1151524MSA
- BTU input: 42,000 – 112,000
- BTU output: 41,000 – 108,000
- Constant Torque electrically commutated motor
The ECM constant torque motor is more efficient than PSC motors. It consumes less energy but delivers a reasonable amount of heating. It switches between different operating speeds easily, which ensures the indoor temperature is consistent.
This product is rated 95% so it might be eligible for your local utility rebates program. That can help you save more money on the product’s installation and operation. The models R95TA060 and R95TA115 are both ENERGY STAR ® rated, which means they provide more energy savings than other models in the same category.
Direct Spark Ignition
Rheem’s exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System is very reliable, designed with both performance and safety in mind. This system doesn’t rely on a pilot light and will kick-start the furnace quickly. If the burner doesn’t ignite, the system will shut down the furnace immediately to avoid fires.
PlusOne™ Water Management System
This system detects blocked drains and automatically shuts the furnace down when there’s any water damage. That can reduce maintenance and repair costs, and lead to fewer service calls.
If you need servicing, Rheem’s PlusOne™ Diagnostics makes it easier. The system will analyze the furnace’s current state of health, which can help maintenance crews fix the problem easily.
Other Key Features
- 34-inch low-profile cabinet, ideal for installation in small spaces.
- Blower Shelf design for all furnace orientations.
- Removable heat exchanger.
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95T has a limited 10-year warranty on parts and a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. You can only receive the benefits of these warranties if you register your product with Rheem. The process doesn’t take much time but offers a number of benefits. You can extend warranties, keep track of service calls, and take advantage of other such features.
Comparable Models by Rheem
Model Comparison by Lower Price
If you want something more affordable, the Rheem Classic Series R92P is a good alternative. It isn’t as efficient as the R95T as it has a 92% AFUE rating rather than 95%. It also has a PSC motor rather than an ECM motor, which is more efficient. However, you will still get a solid performer at a reasonable cost.
Model Comparison by Features
The Rheem Classic Plus Series R95P is a good alternative to the R95T. It has a PSC motor instead of an ECM motor, which leads to a slightly diminished performance. Aside from that, all features and warranties are similar.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
The Rheem Prestige Series R97V is a good choice for customers who want something that performs better. This product has the same ECM motor but it is modulating and operates at variable speeds. The R97V also comes with a 97% AFUE rating and premium-tier warranties.