The Rheem brothers established Rheem Manufacturing in the mid-1920s when they acquired a galvanizing plant in San Francisco, Calif. A decade later they opened another plant and by 1936 Rheem was delivering its products coast-to-coast. Today, Rheem markets its products worldwide and has become a leading manufacturer of powerful and efficient central air conditioning systems.
Look to Rheem's Prestige Series for maximum efficiency. Rheem's RASL is rated at 18 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) and is Energy Star compliant, meaning it exceeds federal efficiency regulations. Utilizing R-410A refrigerant, the RASL delivers cool, dry air while minimizing ozone damage. Smart electronics protect the unit by detecting if refrigerant is ever too high or too low and utilizing on-board safeguards to protect the compressor. The Copeland Compliant Scroll Compressor increases the unit's reliability and efficiency and makes it one of the industry's quietest air conditioners. The RARA and RARL Series units are a bit more affordable, yet have many of the same premium features.
Galvanized steel wraparound cabinets with a powder-coat paint finish protect units from the elements and a durable, one-piece base pan elevates the coil off the pad, minimizing corrosion and allowing for quiet operation. An easy-access panel and the new Comfort Alert on-board diagnostics system allow technicians to do maintenance and repair work quickly and easily, saving the homeowner time and money while minimizing downtime. These units carry a 10-year warranty on all parts for added assurance.
Rheem's Classic Series is a good choice for consumers looking for an affordable yet efficient unit. A 13-SEER efficiency rating makes the RANL a good choice for value-conscious consumers. The RANL is Energy Star rated and carries a 10-year warranty on the compressor and a five-year warranty on all other parts. The RANL operates on ozone-friendly R-410A refrigerant and features many of the same options found on much pricier units.