Rheem Air Conditioners

Updated June 6, 2020

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A Rheem air conditioner can keep your home comfortable throughout the hot summer months. Rheem offers ACs in a range of sizes, models, and prices, giving buyers plentiful options. Read on to learn more about Rheem ACs and how to choose one that best suits your needs and budget.

 

Rheem AC models

 

Prestige Series: Variable Speed (RA20)

Prestige Series

RA20

The Prestige Series Variable Speed model is an energy-efficient unit that can last for years with routine maintenance. Although this model is one of Rheem’s basic models, it performs like a well-oiled machine and includes a 10-year warranty. Features include a powder coat paint system, PlusOne Expanded Valve Space, modern cabinet aesthetics, and rust-resistant screws.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 20.5
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Variable Speed
 

Classic Plus Series: Two-Stage (RA17)

Classic Plus Series

RA17

The Class Plus Series model is a two-stage, EcoNet-enabled unit with a scroll compressor, meaning it provides advanced air and water control for the best possible energy savings. This fully electric unit includes a two-fastener removable corner that provides better access to internal units. Equipped with a 10-year warranty, this model features a service tray, curved louver panels, and a QR code that provides technical information on demand.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 17
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Two-Stage
 

Classic Series: Two-Stage (RA17 non communicating)

Classic Series

RA17 Non Communicating

The Classic Series Two-Stage model is a bit more advanced than the previously mentioned models. Fully electric, this model is installed outside and built with durable, high-quality parts. It includes a 10-year warranty and features PlusOne Triple Service Access, high and low pressure, a QR code for providing technical information on demand, and a single-row condenser coil that makes the unit lighter and allows for thorough coil cleaning.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 17
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Two-Stage
 

Classic Series: Single Stage (RA16)

Classic Series

RA16

The Classic Series Single Stage model is affordable and energy-efficient, using 70 percent fewer moving parts for increased reliability. Complete with a 10-year warranty, this model offers a more visually appealing design than other models. The curved louver panels help provide the best coil protection as well as enhanced cabinet strength and increased cabinet rigidity. Features include PlusOne Expanded Valve Space, PlusOne Triple Service Access, a diagnostic service window with a two-fastener opening, and a QR code that provides technical information on demand for quicker service calls.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Single Stage
 

Classic Series: Single Stage (RA14**W)

Classic Series

RA14**W

This Classic Series Single-Stage model is an energy-efficient model with a few more features than other models. The 1.5 to 3.5 ton family meets the minimum Southwest regional standard requirements. This model is also quieter and more durable than it once was thanks to scroll compressor technology and an optimized fan orifice. This fully electric model includes a 10-year warranty that covers parts and labor during installation. Features include rust-resistant screws, service trays, external gauge port access, a powder coat paint system, and a new composite base pan.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Single Stage
 

Classic Series: Single Stage (RA 14)

Classic Series

RA 14

Advanced technology in the Classic Series Single Stage model helps maintain energy efficiency. This model can make your home more comfortable by maintaining ideal temperatures. Quieter than previous models, this unit is available in a variety of sizes. The 10-year warranty protects the parts and labor during installation. This model is designed to reduce leaks and fight corrosion. Features include a smart and efficient design, scroll compressor technology, an optimized fan orifice (which helps with quieter operation), a smart new composite base plan, and improved refrigerant tubing design.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Single Stage
 

Classic Series: Single Stage (RA13)

Classic Series

RA13

This Rheem Classic Series Single Stage model uses scroll compressor technology and includes a composite base pan for quieter operation. This fully electric model features a sleek design with modern cabinet aesthetics and curved louver panels that provide the ultimate protection and help improve cabinet strength. Features include an external gauge port access allowing for an easy connection for “low-loss” gauge ports, a single-row condenser coil, a QR code that provides technical information on demand for faster service calls, PlusOne Triple Service Access, and PlusOne Expanded Valve Space.

Who should choose this model: Small-business owners, homeowners, renters

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 15.5
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Type
  • Single Stage
 

Rheem AC pricing

Rheem air conditioner prices span from $1,000 to $3,900, including installation fees. 

 

Rheem AC warranties

While all Rheem products are soundly manufactured, things happen, which is why all Rheem ACs include excellent warranties that protect both parts and labor for 10 years. If you need extended coverage, contact your local Rheem Pro with your product serial number.

 

Rheem AC reviews

You can learn more about Rheem ACs by reading Rheem air conditioner reviews on HVAC.com.

 

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Rheem AC cost?

A Rheem air conditioner can range in cost from $1,000 to more than $3,900 with installation. For the most accurate pricing, contact a local HVAC professional.

Where can I buy a Rheem AC?

You can buy a Rheem AC online or from your local HVAC professional found at HVAC.com.

How long will a Rheem AC last?

Your Rheem AC will generally last 15-20 years with regular maintenance.