Rheem Heat Pump Reviews and Prices 2022

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Rheem heat pumps have been upgraded in the last couple of years and are now in the top third or all brands – not quite as reliable as Trane or Carrier, but improved and more efficient.

Rheem Heat Pump Cost

What is the Rheem heat pump price?

Rheem heat pump prices range from $4,450 for a small, 14 SEER model with basic features to more than $12,500 for its top of the line variable capacity heat pump in a large size.

Full cost details are below in our exclusive Rheem heat pump price list. 

About Rheem

The Rheem Manufacturing Company was founded in Emeryville, CA, in 1925 by brothers Richard and Donald Rheem. Today, Rheem makes HVAC equipment plus water heaters and boilers. Now owned by Paloma Industries in Japan, one of the largest manufacturers of gas appliances in the world. Ruud is a sister brand with identical heating and air conditioning equipment except for the name on the label. 

Currently, Rheem is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.

What’s On this Page? 

In this review of Rheem heat pumps, you will find information on each model, all of which are available in several popular sizes. For each, we will list its features, sizes and efficiency ratings, and, of course, some pros and cons. Charts will be included so pricing details will be easy to find. 

Rheem Heat Pump Unique Features

Over the years, Rheem has developed a line of heat pumps with features that keep them in the list of the best known names in the industry. 

Four Compressor Options

Rheem is the only manufacturer that offers four different types of compressors, which are the heart of any heat pump. Copeland variable-speed, three-stage, two-stage, and single-stage scroll compressors give you a wide selection of cooling and heating capacities as well as efficiencies from one top-rated company. 

Four Model Series

Starting with their entry level Select Series and progressing through the Classic, Classic Plus to the top of the line Prestige Series, Rheem heat pumps give you options for cost, performance (staged heating and air conditioning) and efficiency. 

Rheem EcoNet

All models in the Rheem Prestige Series and Classic Plus Series are designed to operate with the EcoNet Smart thermostat that optimizes system performance and allows the user remote access via the EcoNet App. This system can send important equipment alerts to your phone or email. Voice control is another plus that EcoNet provides. 

Very Good Warranties

Ten-Year Conditional Unit Replacement Warranty standard for all Prestige and Classic Plus Series models means that if the compressor fails while under warranty, Rheem will replace the entire outdoor unit, called the condensing unit. The Classic Series has Rheem’s 10-year warranty, while the Select Series has a 5-year parts warranty. 

Additional Features

PlusOne Energy Efficiency in the most efficient Prestige heat pump offers up to 21.95 SEER and 11.5 HSPF efficiency. This is one of the newer models showing Rheem’s commitment to improving energy efficiency and performance. 

PlusOne Triple Service Access – 15″ wide, industry-leading corner service access panel makes maintenance and repairs easier and faster. Only three fasteners holding the removable corner allows optimal access to internal unit components. 

Rheem Pros

Choice of 4 different styles of compressors: Variable, 3-Stage, 2-Stage and Single-Stage. 

Rheem’s EcoNet Smart Thermostat system gives you control from anywhere in the world with the EcoNet App on your phone. Also interfaces with Alexa for voice control at home. 

Rheem Cons

Older Rheem heat pumps don’t have quite the same quality or efficiency as newer products. If you buy a home with an older Rheem heat pump, you might experience more repair issues or higher energy costs – or both. We say this because the new lineup is significantly better than what came before it. 

Rheem uses more proprietary parts than some other brands, versus universal replacement parts that are more widely available. As a result, repairs can be more costly or take longer to get parts than with brands that can function well on a wider selection of parts. 

Rheem Heat Pump Model Analysis

Here is a chart with some basic information for quick reference. For more details, see the Product Lineup and Features section. 

ModelSEER & HSPFCompressorSound
RP2021.95 & 11.5Variable Speed59-73 decibels
RP1718.5 & 9.5Three-Stage66-75 decibels
RP1616 & 9.0Two-Stage71-75 decibels
RP1515 & 9.0Single-Stage73-76 decibels
RP1414 & 9.0Single-Stage72-77 decibels
RP14**F14 & 8.5Single-Stage73-76 decibels
WP1414 & 8.5Single-Stage72-77 decibels
WP14**F14 & 8.5Single-Stage75-77 decibels

Rheem Heat Pump Cost by Model

ModelInstalled Cost
RP20$9,800 – $12,500
RP17$8,450 – $11,600
RP16$7,650 – $10,900
RP15$6,100 – $8,750
RP14**F$5,550 – $7,800
RP14$5,200 – $7,400
WP14**F$4,700 – $7,250
WP14$4,450 – $6,850

Rheem Heat Pump Prices by Size

The top Prestige and Classic Plus models are available in 2-5 ton models. The others start at 1.5 tons through 5 tons. 

Heat Pump SizeHome SizeSystem OnlySystem Installed
1.5 ton600 – 1000 sf$2,600 – $7,550$3,900 – $9,600
2 ton1001 – 1300 sf$3,150 – $8,000$4,455 – $10,000
2.5 ton1301 – 1600 sf$3,700 – $8,550$4,990 – $10,700
3 ton1601 – 1900 sf$4,100 – $8,850$5,400 – $11,150
3.5 ton1901 – 2200 sf$4,350 – $9,300$5,750 – $11,600
4 ton2201 – 2600 sf$4,600 – $9,700$6,100 – $11,950
5 ton2601 – 3200 sf$4,950 – $10,200$6,550 – $12,550

Using House Size to size a heat pump is only a rough estimate. Your HVAC contractor should do a Manual J load calculation to make a close determination of the heat pump size required to adequately heat and air condition your home without over-sizing it. 

Using a quality Cooling BTU Calculator can give you a good idea of the size of the heat pump needed. 

Product Lineup and Features

Rheem’s heat pump lineup consists of 4 main series. Each series offers models with multiple cooling and heating capacities to give the consumer a very large selection from which to choose. 

Rheem Prestige Series

RP20

  • Inverter-Driven Variable Speed Compressor
  • Cooling and Heating Efficiencies up to 21.95 SEER and 11.5 HSPF – Energy Star
  • EcoNet Enabled
  • Warranty: 10-Year Parts and 10-Year Conditional Unit Replacement 

Rheem Classic Plus Series

RP17

  • Inverter-Driven Three-Stage Compressor
  • Up to 18.5 SEER and 9.5 HSPF – Energy Star
  • EcoNet Enabled
  • Warranty: 10-Year Parts and 10-Year Conditional Unit Replacement 

Rheem Classic Series

RP16

  • Two-Stage Compressor
  • 16 SEER and 9.0 HSPF – Energy Star
  • Warranty: 10-Year 

RP15

  • Single-Stage Compressor
  • 15 SEER and 9 HSPF – Energy Star
  • Warranty: 10-Year 

RP14

  • Single Stage Compressor
  • 14 SEER and 9 HSPF
  • Warranty: 10-Year 

RP14**F

The RP14**F series is designed to achieve 14 SEER with Coil only (for the dual fuel market) and PSC Air Handlers match ups

  • Single-Stage Compressor
  • 14.5 SEER and 8.5 HSPF
  • Warranty: 10-Year 

Rheem Select Series

WP14

  • Single-Stage Compressor
  • 14 SEER and 8.5 HSPF
  • Warranty: 5-Year 

WP14**F

  • Single-Stage Compressor
  • 14 SEER and 8.5 HSPF
  • Warranty: 5-Year 

Rheem Heat Pump Submitted Prices

How to Get the Best Rheem Heat Pump Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for heat pump 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 from your local contractors, 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.

Conclusion

Rheem heat pumps are widely considered as being solid, middle-of-the road products by both HVAC technicians who work on them and homeowners who rely on them for heating and air conditioning.  They offer a good selection of models that are made with quality and are backed by a good warranty program.

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 from Lone Star College and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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16 thoughts on “Rheem Heat Pump Reviews and Prices 2022”

  1. My Rheem heat pump has been a pain since new. Its about 5yrs old and I have spent close to $2000 in just the last month or so. It is junk, read the reviews. I give up, I couldn’t afford to keep it up if it was free not to mention the down time. NO MORE RHEEM PRODUCTS. EVER!!!

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  2. I’m in the process of replacing my heat pump and air handler . My contractor quoted me $5400 for Rheem 2 ton Air handler and 14 seer 2 ton heat pump. No model numbers . Should I be concerned especially with all the problems I see Rheem is having . The work will be done on my home in Virginia . But I read about having a manual j calculation . Can a contractor even give this quote of product and price . I live in Hawaii throughout the year and I rent my home in Virginia . I just don’t want a bunch of headaches with the contractor. With me being in Hawaii but my home is in Virginia . Your feedback would be helpful please Thank You and Aloha .

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  3. We are in the process of choosing which heat pump to purchase to replace our 27 year old Rheem heat pump unit. We love Rheem, our unit has been a very reliable unit as long as we used a reputable hvac person to do our annual servicing. We have been quoted around $4,200 for a 1800 sq ft home in PA. Can you give us any advice? Thank You!

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  4. Quoted $7481 for a Rheem 15 seer split unit heat pump. This price seems higher than other ones. Please tell me Rheem is reliable. Replacing a 16 year old Carrier heat pump that leaked Freon since day one. Please tell me Rheem will not give me problems. Are they better than York?

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  5. Hello,
    I have had quotes for both Amana 16, 18, and 20 SEER and Rheem 14, 17, and 20 SEER. I figured the middle of the road would be a good option since my AC/heat pump is very old and in need of replacement. My questions are is a 17 too overkill since I live in western KY in about 1500sqft? And if is not too much I would like to know what is the best option Amana vs Rheem? I was quoted on the Rheem 17 SEER $7000 w/ $750/10 year labour warranty. The Amana 18 SEER $6200 w/ $500/10year labour warranty. Please advise on the options as well as the pricing for each?

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  6. Question. My parents currently have a self contained Raheem heat pump. I was told that the self contained units are not as efficient as the split units. We need to replace it, but not sure which way to go.

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  7. I am in the process of purchasing a Heat Pump, packaged system, for a residence in AZ. I will be getting 3 quotes from local companies: AZ Refrigeration, Scottsdale Air and Parker and Sons. Currently there is a 2005, 3 ton 13 Seer Trane unit on the residence. I have one estimate in for a Rheem 3 ton, 14 Seer Model: RQPMA037. I didn’t see reviews on your site for this model and Consumer Reports lists Rheem and Goodman products low on their list for reliability. I am looking for a quality, basic or standard heat pump. Please impart your insight and wisdom. Thank you.

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  8. 5/18/19
    Just had Beutler heating and air conditioning of Sacramento install a two stage 5 ton Rheem 17 Seer A/C and furnace as our Carrier brand of 13 years went kaput on Friday 5/17/19.
    A comfort specialist named Ron came out and gave us an estimate of $18k. Definitely on the super HIGH side but I trust the Beutler name and it’s reputation. I could perhaps of saved $1500-3k shopping around for a bargain. I suggest you do that.
    Three men came Saturday 9am in a timely manner with the appropriate trucks, equipment and professionalism and got to work.
    The job was split up between two people with one kid learning the ropes on the ac while the other had 5 years experience installing furnaces.
    Another “supervised” the two. To his credit he got wet (it rained) and did work. All solid workers and left my home clean.
    Job took six hours and with only one minor hiccup and that was the required distance the AC had to be from the wall. Code states 8″. Problem is with that distance pushed out from the home one can’t get a wheel barrow or the green yard waste past the new ac. Nada, zilch, not happy. These code requirement, I don’t know who makes them but they should realise solid objects stay fixed such as a home and a neighbors fence and they should consider that before going about changing requirements. The old ac I could BARELY get the wheel barrow and green waste bin through and that was a snug fit scrapping the AC unit to get it by. With new codes requiring another six inches blocking the walkway? Don’t know if the inspection will pass but I’ll make my pitch as to why the AC had to stay in the exact same spot.
    Questioned Ron with Rheem past reliability issues and he stated that he was confident they have left behind their coil issues of past years. I hope so.
    For $18k I would not look forward to paying out labor for faulty MFG defects.
    Time will tell.
    Cheers

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  9. My house has a Trane/ 13 SEER / Split unit / 2200 sq ft home. During the Spring service check-up, the tech found a leak in the air Handler. I did some research and contacted a few HVAC companies for estimates. The different estimates were a shocker $$$$. I received estimates on Goodman, York, Trane, Rheem all under $10,000, 4ton, 14 SEER. One company quoted under $11,500 on a Rheem 4 ton / 14 SEER same company quoted a Rheem 17 SEER / 4 ton for $14,500. I also received estimates from other businesses on Amana, Rheem, and American Standard. An Amana ASZ14 SEER/ 4 Ton/ just under $9,600 or Amana ASZ16 SEER/ 4 Ton just under $10,200.
    Another company quoted me two Rheem Classic plus 4 ton/ 16 SEER for a little over $10,600 and a Classic plus 17 SEEER three-stage for $11,900
    They all include the 1yr labor, 10 yrs parts, and 10 yrs compressor, Amana 16 SEER includes a lifetime warranty on the compressor. Right now on debating between Amana and Rheem to replace the Trane in my house, 16 SEER or better. The difficulty of the job is rated 8 out of 10. I do feel the estimates are high, I was expecting something no more than $7,500-$8,000.
    Prices include equipment and installation. Any advice are welcome….

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    • Hi Jorge,

      The price is a bit higher than expected but your project difficulty is above average based on 8-10 hours your said. Is there duct modifications included in this project?

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      • Yes, the estimates I’m getting are high.

        This site has been an enormous help in researching the right heat pump and following the advice to get three or more estimates. Thank you for all the information so readily available.
        I received another estimate for a Trane heat pump/ split unit / 4 ton/ 16 SEER/ Gam5 variable speed, 4-ton air handler, two wifi thermostats (Honeywell Tpro). This quote includes some duct modifications and new dampers. 5 yrs labor warranty, and 10yrs parts/ 10yrs compressor for a total of $11,400.
        Another company (on the preview post) subjected the replacement of the dampers costing an extra $2000, which would bring the total to over $12,000 on a Rheem 4ton /14 SEER, way too much.
        One factor driving the cost of this project is the difficulty level. The air handler is located in the attic (tight space). I requested about four estimates from reputable businesses (using Networx, Duke Energy ). Installation and price will be my deciding factor on who I will pick to get the project done. I’m leaning toward Trane and second Rheem. I will provide an update.

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