Rheem Package Unit Reviews | Consumer RatingsRheem Package Unit Reviews - Rheem package units can be purchased in configurations of hybrid heat pumps with gas back-up heat, air conditioner with gas heat known as a gas pack, and a heat pump package unit. Rheem package units are primarily produced for residential and light commercial use.

Rheem package units for residential systems come in the 2 to 5 ton range and can be purchased in horizontal or vertical flow configurations. Whether you need to install the package system on a roof or on the ground Rheem has a configuration for you. SEER ratings range from the minimum requirements by region to 81% AFUE and 16 SEER for top tier systems. Added features for top tier systems include a two-stage scroll compressor and ECM variable speed blowers.

Rheem Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Features

Most Rheem package units come with efficiency ranges from 13 SEER to 16 SEER for air conditioners, 8 to 8.5 HSPF for heat pumps, and 80 AFUE for gas packs.

Various features of select Rheem package units include:

  • Variable speed ECM blower motors in select package units
  • Two-stage scroll compressors in select package units
  • Electronic diagnostics for easier troubleshooting in select package units
  • Louvered condenser covers for coil protection in package units
  • Rheem package units are engineered for quiet operation

Rheem Package Unit Top SEER Rating

Rheem Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Warranties

All Rheem warranties are limited with conditions that the consumer register within a specified period to qualify. The base line warranty for most Rheem package is a 10 year parts warranty. Most HVAC manufacturers only offer a parts only warranty and the consumer is responsible for the labor.


Rheem Manufacturing Company was established in 1920’s by Richard and Donald Rheem when the two brothers bought a galvanizing plant in San Francisco, CA. In the 40’s and 50’s Rheem expanded it’s core product line of water heaters to include air conditioning and heating equipment. Rheem has expanded and is now a global company with offices in Europe, Australia, Canada, Asia, and South America.

For more about Rheem and their latest models and efficiency ratings please visit the Rheem website.

See our other Rheem Reviews:
Rheem Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings
Rheem Gas Furnace Reviews - Consumer Ratings

  • Rheem Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 85%
  • Rheem Quality as Compared to Other Brands 92%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 80%
  • Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 90%
  • Overall Rheem Opinion from a Technical Perspective 88%

Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Rheem Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

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