Earn a Rebate on New Equipment From Your Utility Company

2015 01-06

Did you know you can earn a rebate when you install new heating and air conditioning equipment from your utility company?  Nicor, People’s Gas, North Shore Gas and Com Ed all have rebate programs to help you save on high efficiency equipment.

For more information on Nicor rebates, visit www.nicorgasrebates.com.


You can visit the websites below for complete information from People’s Gas and North Shore Gas.

People’s Gas

North Shore Gas

When you install a complete system, rebates on air conditioners that reach 14.5 SEER or higher are available through Com Ed.  Visit the Home Energy Rebates page of the Com Ed website for more details.

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Above information is subject to change without notice.  This is for informational purposes only. Please visit utility websites for details.

Rheem’s 360 +1 Design Philosophy

2015 13-05

NEW_360_LogoFor nearly a century, Rheem has been the industry leader, pioneering numerous industry firsts including smart features that meet the heating, cooling and water heating needs of homeowners and contractors. That’s why we design every new product with the Rheem 360°+1 philosophy. We evaluate every detail from top to bottom, inside and out, and everything in between. We consider the work that goes into installing and servicing our products as well as how we can deliver the best homeowner experience… And then we take it further. That’s 360°+1.

PlusOne™ features are unique, proprietary and just smart Rheem innovations designed to provide you with better performing equipment that is designed to work together seamlessly and provide higher efficiencies.  The PlusOne™ Design Philosophy also considers installation and servicing equipment.  This allows contractors to work smarter and shorten installation and service times, saving you money.

For more information on Rheem Air Conditioners designed with the Rheem 360+1 Philosphy, click here.

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New Rheem Air Conditioners

2015 07-05

Rheem’s new air conditioners are designed to perform both efficiently and quietly, delivering home comfort you can count on when you need it most. The new design includes features that help fight corrosion, reduce leaks and enhance the overall strength of your air conditioner so you can be confident in the way it performs.

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The smart, efficient design makes the Rheem 13 SEER Classic® Series Air Conditioner Rheem’s best value for staying cool inside. Reliable and legendary scroll compressor technology makes the Classic® Series as efficient as it is durable.  A quieter and more durable unit starts with our smart new composite base pan. The design helps eliminate corrosion and adds to quieter performance. For added strength, curved louver panels and rugged corner posts on the exterior do an excellent job protecting the inside. Our Classic® Series Air Conditioners are built to go in fast and easy. The control box is also easy to access, and a roomy diagnostic service window means maintenance calls go quickly, saving you time and money. Download the 13 SEER Brochure.

14 SEER Air Conditioners
Rheem’s 14 SEER Classic® Series Air Conditioner offers all the same features of the 13 SEER Air Conditioners with increased efficiency.  With efficiency rates of 14 to 16 SEER, this Air Conditioner will lower your cooling bills.   Download the 14 SEER Brochure.

To find out more, contact your local Rheem contractor.

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Rheem’s New 80% 2-Stage Furnace

2015 13-04

The Rheem Classic Plus™ Series Gas Furnace was designed with industry-exclusive features for years of worry-free comfort. It’s also quiet, so you can stay focused on what matters most.

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In addition to many features to ensure years of reliability, our new gas furnace is backed by some of the best warranties in the industry.

We’re serious about the quality and reliability of our products. That’s why our gas furnace is engineered with the exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System, one of the most dependable ignition systems on the market.

A two-stage motor delivers the right amount of heat for a more comfortable home and a lower utility bill.

For more information on the 80% 2-Stage furnace, download the Consumer Brochure.

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What are the NAECA 2015 Water Heater Regulations?

2015 09-04

Prestige seriesEffective April 16, 2015, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA)—per the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—will require higher energy efficiencies for almost all residential tank-type gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters manufactured in the U.S.

These higher requirements are based on energy factors (EF), which measure overall water heater efficiency by determining what percentage of the energy delivered to the unit from your power source is used effectively to heat water. The higher the EF, the more efficiently the water heater converts power directly into hot water while reducing energy losses—and the more you save in energy costs.

To find out how this can affect you, download the NAECA Brochure.

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Rheem’s New Classic Series 80% Furnace

2014 27-10

Rheem makes your comfort our first priority. We designed our new Classic® Series Gas Furnace to provide your home with reliable, quiet comfort for years to come.

Rheem 801S-PReliability is essential to your home comfort.  Our Direct Spark Ignition is a Rheem-exclusive feature that’s nine times more reliable than most hot surface igniters. Our patented heat exchanger is designed for quick and easy cleaning – and a clean furnace is a long-running furnace.

Quiet operation is the result of a tighter door seal that helps eliminate whistling. We’ve also added rubber grommets on the motor mounts and a twist-lock wire harness in the blower shelf. The result is an impressively quiet furnace.

Fast and accurate diagnostics are a big benefit to both you and your dealer. The Rheem Classic® Series Gas Furnace features our industry first 7-segment alphanumeric LED display that simplifies troubleshooting. Just in case there’s a need, service calls are faster, which ultimately saves you money.

In addition to many features to ensure years of reliability, our new gas furnace is backed by some of the best warranties in the industry – a 10 year parts warranty and 20 year heat exchanger warranty.  For more information contact your local Rheem dealer.

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Save Now With The Fall CashBack Rebate Program

2014 29-08

When you purchase a Rheem system between September 1st and November 14th, you may be eligible for an instant rebate up to $1,200.

Instant Rebate:
At the time of purchasing a qualifying system or component, the contractor will give you an Instant Rebate up to $1,200.00. Instant rebates are eligible on specific equipment.  Examples include:

  • Rheem 18 SEER air conditioner and 96% efficient furnace receives $1,200
  • Rheem 16 SEER air conditioner and 96% efficient furnace receives $800
  • Rheem 14 SEER air conditioner and 95% efficient furnace receives $200
  • Individual furnaces receive up to $150
  • And More!

Ask your contractor for a full list of available rebates.  To find a contractor in your area, visit our dealer locator.

Please Note:

  • Promotion only applies to residential replacement applications (including multiple units) on a single – family dwelling
  • Promotion valid between September 1, 2014 and November 14, 2014

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The above is provided for informational purposes only.  Consumers should verify available rebates directly with contractor. Rules and rebates are subject to change without notice.

EPA Warns Against Use of Substitute R-22 Refrigerants

2014 28-08

Due to the current costs and availability of R-22, substitute R-22 refrigerants have been introduced into the market. The substitute refrigerant with “R-22a” or “22a” in the name contains highly combustible hydrocarbons, such as propane. These refrigerants are being marketed to consumers as an alternate to the higher priced R-22 for recharging a system. The use of these substitute R-22 refrigerants can result in property damage and/or personal injury.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have joined in issuing additional warnings against the use of dangerous substitute refrigerants including R-22A, and are actively investigating the distribution, sale and use of these unapproved and potentially hazardous refrigerant substitutes. According to the EPA, many of these refrigerants contain highly flammable hydrocarbons such as propane.

Rheem air conditioning and heat pump units only support the use of the nameplate refrigerant in the equipment. The use of any other refrigerant will void the manufacturer’s warranty and could negatively affect the operation of the unit. For units designed to operate with R-22 refrigerant, they must be charged with R-22 refrigerant that meets AHRI 700-2012 purity standards per the unit installation instructions. To read more from the EPA (click here) For details on the FBI’s investigation for refrigerants (click here).

Financing – Because Comfort Can’t Wait

2014 06-08

Don’t let limited cash-on-hand keep you from being comfortable. The Rheem KwikComfort® Financing program makes it easy to find a payment that works for you! With multiple options and benefits available, KwikComfort®Financing is the best way to get the home comfort you need without the wait. Here are just a few of the ways the KwikComfort® Financing program delivers on its name.

Applications made easy
Your contractor can help guide you through the quick and easy application process. Plus, you can reach the Rheem KwikComfort® Financing representatives by phone 7 days a week.

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You don’t want to wait on comfort, and you don’t want to wait for your financing to come through. KwikComfort  credit processing is fast and efficient, so you’ll have an answer within minutes.

Fast credit for the future
With Rheem KwikComfort® Financing, you have the convenience of being able to finance everything – from your original equipment purchase to subsequent service, from Protection Plus® extended warranties to comfort options you may decide to add later.

Just like all of Rheem products, the Rheem KwikComfort® Financing program is designed to bring you comfort without the headaches. So when your contractor is providing solutions to your home comfort needs, ask about financing your purchase through KwikComfort®.


How To Select A Water Heater

2014 31-07

Purchasing a water heater is something most people do not do very often. Because shopping for a water heater requires consideration of many factors, it can feel overwhelming. While the easiest solution is usually to replace like kind for like kind, it has likely been many years since your current water heater was installed and Rheem has made many advancements in water heating performance and efficiency over the years. We encourage you to take the time to find the best hot water solution for your family and needs by using our guide below.

Find Your Water Heater Fuel Type
It is typically easiest and most cost effective to replace your current water heater with a water heater that uses the same fuel. However, it is possible in many cases to change your water heater fuel source to accommodate a different water heater type. Often times there are long-term savings realized by switching to a water heater that uses a more efficient fuel type. Discuss this with your Independent Rheem Contractor to learn more about what fuel types are available to your home.

Consider Available Water Heater Types

  • Tankless: Rheem tankless water heaters heat water only when it is needed, so you can enjoy a continuous supply of hot water.
  • High-Efficiency Tank Type: High efficiency tank-type water heaters are more efficient at heating water and keeping it hot. This means a lower annual energy cost and more available hot water.
  • Traditional Tank Type: Rheem has a long history or providing traditional tank-type water heaters as a reliable water heating solution. While the needle has moved, these units are still tried and true making them great for those on a budget.

To find out more about the differences between tank and tankless water heaters, click here.

Find Your Ideal Water Heater Line
Rheem’s Professional Line is available exclusively through your local Contractor.

  • Prestige Series are the highest efficiency water heaters and are ENERGY STAR certified. Water heating types include high-efficiency tank-type and tankless and include up to a 12-year tank/heat exchanger and parts warranty
  • Classic Plus Series include high-efficiency tank-type and traditional tank-type water heaters with ENERGY STAR certified models available. They include an 8-year tank and parts warranty
  • Classic Series traditional tank-type water heaters include a 6-year tank and parts warranty.  ENERGY STAR certified models are available.

For more information on the water heater lines, click here.

Select A Size To Fit Your Home
This guide will help estimate the proper size water heater for your home.  Please contact your local contractor for confirmation on the correct size to fit your water heating needs.




These estimates are based on simultaneous showers using 2.5 gallons per minute.  Flow rates vary depending on temperature of cold water supply. These selections are based on typical shower and faucet operating simultaneously at 65 degrees ground water.  Model selections and availability are subject to change without notice.

Your Rheem Contractor can also assist you in choosing the right water heater for your home.

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