Rheem air conditioners provide superior comfort solutions for your home or business that are unmatched in features and benefits. They are designed to make your home or business the most comfortable place on earth.
All Classic® Rheem air conditioner features the Copeland Scroll Compressor, the most dependable and highly advanced compressor in the industry. They provide quiet, efficient, and long-lasting operation.
Rheem has an air conditioner to fit any lifestyle. There are 10 SEER to 12 SEER models with capacities of 1-1/2 tons to 5 tons, and 13 SEER and 14 SEER models with capacities of 2 tons to 5 tons.
Every Rheem heat pump features the Copeland Scroll Compressor, the most dependable and highly advanced compressor in the industry. They provide quiet, efficient, and long-lasting operation. Rheem is the only manufacturer to use these advanced compressors at every efficiency level.
Rheem has a heat pump to fit any lifestyle. There are 10 SEER to 12 SEER models with capacities of 1-1/2 tons to 5 tons, and 13 SEER and 14 SEER models with capacities of 2 tons to 5 tons.
Heating efficiencies range from 6.8 to 8.7 HSPF.
Rheem Package Units offer an efficient, compact alternative for your home or business comfort needs. With a package unit, all cooling and heating components are contained within one outdoor unit. Rheem installs quiet, dependable Copeland Compliant Scroll Compressors through out its residential package unit line, plus many of its light commercial package units.
The Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) are fresh air exchange appliances that take fresh air into a dwelling, clean and evenly circulate the fresh air and expel stale, polluted air while controlling humidity and minimizing heat loss/gain. Without an exchange of air, the added elements from smoking, cleaning, cooking, etc. have an adverse effect on the air we breathe. HRVs and ERVs are identical except for the recovery core (heat exchanger). HRVs are used primarily in cold northern climates while ERVs are used in the middle and southern U.S.
HRVs and ERVs are growing in popularity as an indoor air quality solution to health issues and winter condensation problems. HRVs present the most cost effective solution to meeting tougher new construction housing codes in the northern U.S. and Canada.
The HRV core carries a limited lifetime warranty. ERV cores are warranted for five(5) years.
Q. How often should filters be cleaned or replaced?
A. Typically, filters should be replaced or cleaned once a month. Some units are equipped with permanent filters. These can be cleaned according to the instructions supplied by Rheem Air Conditioning. Disposal filters should be replaced with filters of the type and size as the original filter.
Q. What do rating numbers mean?
A. To help consumers make informed choices, the U.S. government requires an efficiency rating of all air conditioning and heating equipment. The rating is meant to reflect the percentage of energy used efficiently. A high rating indicates high efficiency. There are various names for the efficiency ratings of varying types of equipment. Air conditioning equipment is rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER. Heat pump equipment is rated by the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, or HSPF. Gas furnaces are rated according to their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE.
Q. Should outdoor units be covered in winter?
A. No. Rheem heat pumps operate year round and should never be covered. Air conditioners that operate seasonally are built to withstand an outdoor environment. There is no advantage to covering an air conditioning unit during off seasons. In fact, rain helps to keep the unit clean.
Q. Should a thermostat be set to “auto” or “on”?
A. When the thermostat is set to “auto,” the fan operates only when the temperature requires it. This is the most used setting. However, there are advantages to using the “on” setting. First of all, the air in the house is constantly filtered through the unit’s air filter. Secondly, the constantly circulating air results in an even temperature throughout the house.
Q. Can shrubs and flowers be planted around an outdoor unit?
A. Yes. However, we recommend that plants be no closer than 18 inches from the unit. This allows plenty of room for air circulation in and out of the unit. Without this room for air circulation, the unit could overheat, resulting in a premature need for service.
Q. If an outdoor unit needs replacing, should the indoor unit be replaced, too?
A. It is a good idea to replace the entire system when a part of the system fails to operate correctly. That’s because Rheem air conditioning and heating units are designed to operate as a complete, matched system. The efficiency rating is based on the entire system. To gain the maximum benefit of new, highly efficient technology, the entire system should be replaced together. This ensures the system is reliable and efficient.
Q. How do you know what size system a house needs?
A. Which system is best for a particular application is best determined by your local Rheem dealer. There are many variables to be considered, such as size of the house, climate at the location, the number and type of windows, insulation of the house, number of people in the house, etc. A Rheem dealer will consider all the factors in making a recommendation.
Q. How do you choose a dealer?
A. Just as you choose any contractor. Ask a Rheem dealer to visit your house and give you an estimate. Ask for references. Use the dealer that inspires your confidence.