2019 Rheem Furnace Review

Model Comparison, Prices & Warranty

(Updated for 2019)

A complete Rheem furnace buying guide, including top models, AFUE ratings, features, warranty info, and more. Get a free quote quickly & easily!

With Rheem furnaces, it can be a bit of a task to figure out exactly which unit can serve your home well during those harsh Canadian winters. Consider this your home base for all things relating to Rheem furnaces, with information on features, specs, warranties, and model comparisons to help you make the best decisions in home heating.

Rheem, at a glance

Strong Points

Rheem furnaces are reasonably priced and provide comprehensive warranty coverage. For consumers looking at competing brands, such as Trane, Bryant, and American Standard, Rheem provides reliable heating solutions that should be strongly considered. Not only do these products stand firm when it comes to performance, but Rheem’s extended warranty coverage and warranty transfer are unique features that aren’t available from most manufacturers’ warranty plans.

Room For Improvement

Although Rheem furnaces offer excellent energy efficiency, Rheem excludes some products from being sold in Canada, namely its single-stage furnaces. Rheem only offers multi-speed, two-stage, and modulating natural gas furnaces which are more expensive than their single-stage furnaces. By making single-stage furnaces available to Canadian customers, Rheem could make their heaters more affordable for customers looking for more entry-level options with fewer features. This is more of a nitpick really, and consumers looking for more entry-level models may consider their sister brand, Ruud’s products.

The Bottom Line

Rheem is an excellent choice for Canadian homeowners shopping for mid-tier or premium natural gas furnace. Rheem furnaces deliver excellent performance, high energy-efficiency and superior warranty coverage.

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Rheem Average Price Range

$3,500 – $5,500 (including installation)

Although only mid-to-premium tier furnaces are available in Canada, their generous warranty coverage makes going slightly over budget worthwhile. And if you factor in government rebates and other applicable savings, going home with a Rheem furnace might just be the smartest decision you can make.

Rheem Furnace Series

Basic – Classic Series

Rheem’s economy-tier furnaces come in the way of the Classic Series. Most of the furnaces in this series aren’t readily available in Canada though, so we’ll move onto the mid-tier models, Rheem Classic Plus.

Better – Classic Plus®Series

The Classic Plus® Series of Rheem products offer Canadian customers a higher level of efficiency and performance. With two-stage and single-stage operation options, these offerings present homeowners with a significant amount of flexibility.

Best – Prestige™ Series

Rheem Prestige™ Series furnaces are the brand’s premium-tier offerings, achieving the highest AFUE efficiency ratings of any other Rheem products. These EcoNet™-enabled units come with a wide array of additional innovative technologies to promise energy- and cost-effectiveness.

Rheem Top Models Comparison

Prestige™ Series R98V

The Rheem Prestige™ Series R98V is an EcoNet™-enabled furnace that boasts an AFUE rating of up to 98%. With its modulating performance and variable-speed ECM motor, this unit is provenly more efficient than almost any other product from Rheem.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 98%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Prestige™ Series R96V

Offering dependable two-stage operation with its variable-speed ECM motor, the Rheem Prestige™ Series R96V is an excellent premium-tier offering from the brand. This model promises reliable performance through its premium components, guaranteeing maximum comfort for your home.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Classic Plus® Series R96P

With an AFUE efficiency rating of up to 96%, the Rheem Classic Plus® Series furnace is a mid-range offering from the brand. Its two-stage operation pairs perfectly with a fixed-speed PSC motor to promise excellent air distribution and warmth throughout your entire home.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Better

Classic Plus® Series R95T

Similar to the R96P, the Rheem Classic Plus® Series R95T maximizes its mid-tier components to boast an AFUE rating of up to 95%. However, the R95T does so with only a single-stage operation, which when paired with its variable-speed ECM motor is able to guarantee an efficient and cost-effective performance.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 95%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Better

Classic Series R92P

At the economic-tier, the Rheem Classic Series R92P is an affordable and dependable furnace. Offering up to 92% AFUE, this unit is engineered for reliability, with its undeniably quiet and efficient comfort.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 92%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Other Rheem Furnaces

Prestige™ Series R97V Furnace Stats

AFUE: 97%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Classic Plus® Series R96T Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Better

Classic Plus® Series R95P Furnace Stats

AFUE: 95%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Better

Classic Series R92T Furnace Stats

AFUE: 92%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Rheem Exclusive Features

Feature 1 – PlusOne™ Ignition System

Promising one of the most reliable ignition systems available today, the Rheem PlusOne™ Ignition System is a proven direct spark ignition (DSI) that promises consistent operation for your furnace.

Feature 2 – PlusOne™ Water Management System

This diagnostic and prevention system by Rheem will shut off your furnace when a drain is blocked, preventing water spillage and potential water damage to your home, thanks to the PlusOne™ Water Management System’s patented blocked drain sensor, self-priming drain trap, and pre-marked condensate hoses.

Feature 3 – PlusOne™ Diagnostics

Rheem’s industry-first seven-segment LED display is designed to make service calls incredibly simple and quick.

Feature 4 – EcoNet™

This integrated system allows for remote Wi-Fi operation and control of all of your home’s heating, cooling, and water heating equipment. It’s designed to give you precision accuracy when it comes to maximizing efficiency and potential savings for your home.

Warranty

Rheem offer’s warranties on their furnaces by series, with some exceptions for specific models:

Furnace Model: Prestige™ R97V, R98V
● Standard Limited Warranty
○ Parts — Ten (10) Years
○ Heat Exchanger — Lifetime*
● Registered Additional Limited Warranty
○ Unit replacement — Lifetime**

Furnace Model: Prestige™ R96V
● Standard Limited Warranty
○ Parts — Ten (10) Years
○ Heat Exchanger — Lifetime*
● Registered Additional Limited Warranty
○ Unit replacement — ten (10) years

Furnace Model: Classic Plus® R96T, R96P, R95T, R95P, R92T
● Standard Limited Warranty
○ Parts — five (5) years
○ Heat Exchanger — Lifetime*
● Registered Additional Limited Warranty
○ Parts — ten (10) years***

Furnace Model: Classic R92P
● Standard Limited Warranty
○ Parts — five (5) years
○ Heat Exchanger — twenty (20) years
● Registered Additional Limited Warranty
○ Parts — ten (10) years***

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RHEEM- ABOUT THE COMPANY

Founded by brothers Donald and Richard Rheem in Emeryville, California, the brand has been dedicated to designing top-quality HVAC products since 1925. Rheem has been a pioneer in some of the most innovative advancements in heating and cooling, with a long list of award-winning solutions. The brand’s craftsmanship and consistency promise an undeniable level of comfort and efficiency for any Canadian home.

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