Rheem Gas Furnace Prices and Reviews 2023

Rheem Gas Furnace Buying guide

Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Gas Furnace Buying Guide in advance. There are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.

Rheem has become one of the fastest growing brands in the U.S. market when it comes to the field of gas furnaces. The Company has produced several gas furnace models in the past few years competing with the big established companies like Trane. The Rheem brand has over 20 plus gas furnaces with AFUE ratings in the range of 80% to 96%. Rheem gas furnaces have positioned themselves well in the US market with some coming with limited lifetime warranties and 20 years warranties. This is one of their best selling points with most brands like the Goodman offering their customers ten years warranties. Here is a quick navigation of this buying guide:

Rheem’s Features

Patented Quieter Heat Exchanger 

Rheem has been an innovative company since its founding in 1925. Now, its top furnaces feature another breakthrough, a patented heat exchanger that improves air flow and reduces noise. The heat exchanger transfers heat from combustion gases to the ductwork as the blower draws air over it. Poor designs create whistling as the air passes the exchanger. This aerodynamic design reduces air drag and noise and optimizes energy efficiency. To enjoy a furnace that is 20% quieter than most, choose one of these Rheem gas furnaces:

  • Rheem Prestige R98V with 98% efficiency and modulating heat
  • Rheem Prestige R97V with 97% efficiency and modulating heat
  • Rheem Prestige R96V with 96% efficiency and two-stage heating

These Rheem gas furnaces are among the quietest available. They are equipped with a variable-speed blower for premium indoor comfort when heating or supporting a central air conditioner. Each is Energy Star rated and might be eligible for rebates and credits from your utility company that can be searched for here.


Price is relatively affordable compared to Trane, Lennox and Carrier.

Model Analysis and Recommendations

SeriesModelAFUEBlower SpeedStage
Endeavor Line Prestige SeriesR98MV98%Variable-Speed ECMModulating
Endeavor Line Prestige SeriesR97MV97%Variable-Speed ECMModulating
Prestige SeriesR802V80%Variable-Speed ECMTwo-Stage
Prestige SeriesR98V98%Variable-Speed ECMModulating
Prestige SeriesR97V97%Variable-Speed ECMModulating
Endeavor Line Classic Plus Series R962V96%Variable-Speed ECMTwo-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic Plus SeriesR802V UH80%Variable-Speed ECMTwo-Stage
Classic Plus SeriesR92T92%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Classic Plus SeriesR802T80%Variable-Speed ECMTwo-Stage
Classic Plus SeriesR801T80%Multi-Speed PSCSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR951V95%Variable-Speed ECMTwo-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR951T95%Multi-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR921V92%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR921T92%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR801V80%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR801V DZ80%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR801V UH80%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR801T UH80%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Endeavor Line Classic SeriesR801T DZ80%Variable-Speed ECMSingle-Stage
Classic SeriesR801C80%Multi-Speed PSCSingle-Stage
Classic SeriesR801S80%Multi-Speed PSCSingle-Stage

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective Rheem model, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify

efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:

Suggested AFUE
Cost-effective Models
Zones 1 & 2 (hot) 80%
R802T, R801T
Zone 3 (warm) 80%
Zone 4 (moderate) 90%-92%
R921V, R921T
Zone 5 (cool) 90%-95%
R951T, R951V
Zone 6 (cold) 92%-96% R962V
Zone 7 (very cold) 97% and up R98MV, R97MV

Feedback From Rheem Contractors

Rheem is well ranked by several independent testing agencies and consumer reports. They are reliable and experience fewer breakages especially when installed properly. The warranties usually vary by the model bought so be sure to check this before making a purchase and official website is not always accurate. All warranties must be registered on the company website. The Value Series are perfect for those looking to save money. Being an economy model does not mean the unit cannot serve you properly. If your heating and cooling requirements are not that much, then an Economy series is a good option. However, the decision on what to buy might be come down to where you live and how much you want to spend on a gas furnace. Always remember, installation work is more important than the brand itself, find at least 2+ contractors to compare.

-Jesse Rheem Dealers From CA

Rheem Gas Furnace Prices By Model

We need to set an equal baseline before we can list the prices for each Rheem model. In this list, each furnace includes the same parameters: 70,000-75,000 btu with 1000 cfm blower which is mid-sized home of around 2,000 square feet, 10 year warranty without labor fee.

The Unit Only price is the online wholesale price without shipping fee. The Unit Installation Cost includes gas furnace unit, all the material for the house and labor fee.

ModelsUnit OnlyUnit Installed Cost
R802V UH$3,300$5,010
R801V DZ$2,405$3,650
R801V UH$2,345$3,560
R801T UH$2,325$3,530
R801T DZ$2,135$3,240

Want to replace your air conditioner together? Check our Rheem Air Conditioner Prices and Installation Cost for more info

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How to Get the Best Rheem Gas Furnace Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for gas furnace project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: homeowners tactics when negotiating with HVAC dealer to get the final best price.

Feel free to ask any question by leaving a comment. We will answer any question with actionable tips.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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2 thoughts on “Rheem Gas Furnace Prices and Reviews 2023”

  1. Great site and info. Thank you!

    When perusing the very high efficiency gas furnaces I noted on the descriptions and spec sheets that they can use 2 or 3 inch PVC exhaust pipes and have an option for “combustion air inlet” which I assume is outside air?

    I didn’t find any discussion or pros/cons for either.

    Somebody told me you can’t exhaust these very high efficiency furnaces directly up an existing flue because of condensation issues. I would ask does that mean one has to run a PVC pipe up the flue but then the gas water heater vents up the same flue so I’ll guess one can’t do that regardless.

    That means in my house really the only easy way to vent out of the garden level basement is to come up about 5 feet and then go horizontal about 10 feet and then through 6″ of concrete to outdoors, making sure that vent is at least 4 feet from any window. Can you vent up 5 feet and then go horizontal? I was also told that pipe would have to be sloped becasue of the condensation issues. If all that is correct it complicates and adds some notable expense.

    • The determination to use either 2 or 3 inch pvc comes down to the size of the equipment and the distance the vent must run. We have found that in our area (northern NY), it’s usually best to vent in 3 inch, as there can be frost issues with narrower pipe on very cold days.
      It is best not to extend the vent too far after exiting the building if you live in an area where you experience below freezing temperatures as condensate running back to the equipment drain can become frozen. Sometimes, however, you’re limited by the height of your sill above snow load or ground level and need to come up for proper clearance. We’ve never experienced problems with rises as much as three feet.
      Speaking of clearances, the unified gas code in the US does not require a clearance of 4 feet from an openable window. For all gas fired equipment under 151,000 btu the clearance is 1 foot. I suppose a local municipality might add further restrictions, but not in upstate New York. There are other restrictions but they aren’t related to windows. For example, over hangs, venting near stair treads, etc.
      The venting can turn any number of times as long as you follow the venting rules. Manufacturers tell you the maximum vent length for each run. They don’t add up to the maximum vent length. That length for a 3 inch pipe loses 5 feet for every 90* bend and 3 foot for every 45* bend. If the total length of the pipe and equivalent length for all bends doesn’t exceed the maximum length, you’re fine.
      The exception to all of this is that there cannot be a trap installed in line. A place where the vent dips and then rises will catch condensate and block the vent, sometimes entirely. At one job we were called to, about 5 gallons of water was trapped where the vent pipe did this.
      Hope this helps someone.


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