It has been long awaited, but the wait is coming to a close, and it appears to have been worth it. Rheem is rolling out their new furnace line, and we had the privilege of installing one of the first released units in the Pacific Northwest. We are very excited about this release, and we are looking forward to keeping people comfortable coming up this fall, and moving into winter time. I know, I know, who is thinking about winter right now? Well, we can still help you out with all of your cooling needs this summer, but lets talk a little about these new furnaces.
The first round of furnaces being introduced by Rheem is the R95P. This is a 95% efficient, single stage gas furnace. One distinct advantage to Rheem’s new design is it’s adaptability. They have designed the new furnace to fit nearly any situation. It is a multi-positional furnace, meaning that it can be installed in any configuration, up flow, down flow, or horizontal. It’s also set up to allow venting to be installed in multiple configurations, making for easier access to filters. In designing the new furnace line, Rheem looked at positive design characteristics of other brands, and enhanced them, while also improving on the weaker characteristics. As a long time Rheem contractor, one thing is always certain with a Rheem product, it has been tried and tested before being put to market. They always take a little longer to release a product, but once they make it available, they have worked out most of the kinks.
Coming in about another month, Rheem will introduce the R95T, which is also a 95% efficient furnace, but it also comes equipped with a constant torque fan motor, which runs more efficiently than a standard motor, and will also boost the efficiency of any air conditioner or heat pump that is paired with it.
After that, Rheem will roll out their new 96% efficient, two stage gas furnace with a high efficiency, variable speed fan. Around this same time, the release of the mother of all furnaces, the new Rheem modulating furnace. Rheem introduced the first modulating furnace over 15 years ago, and this will be the first major overhaul since. The new modulating furnace will exceed 98% efficiency, and like before, will be designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for your home, and save you a good amount of money on your gas and electric bills. We will go into greater depth and detail on these furnaces in future posts, once they become available.