Rheem Criterion ii Gas Furnace Overview

Rheem Criterion II Plus Gas Furnace is a discontinued units with an AFUE of up to 80%. Features with Contour Comfort Control that works extremely well in more than six different locations. The unit’s heat exchanger was constructed with corrosion resistant stainless and two-stage gas valve and burner, will keep you comfortable and lower your energy bills. Read on to get more info about Rheem Criterion II gas furnace features, models, price and reviews.

Rheem has developed more than a few gas furnace models in a variety of sizes and models available. They have over more than 20 different series ranging in efficiency ratings from 80% AFUE to 96% AFUE%.

Rheem Criterion II Plus Gas Furnace Features

Some features of Rheem Criterion Gas Furnace are:

The two-stage gas valve and burner. The gas valve delivers fuel to the burner at one of two rates, to maintain the desired temperature.

For the most of period you use your Rheem Criterion II gas furnace, the system conserves energy by operating at only in 70% level. And when you need extra heat, your furnace will perform at 100% capability. This results in more effective operation furnace and will lower your energy bills.

Rheem gas furnace features innovative for its capability to efficiently record heat from the pilot burner. The heat exchanger was constructed of aluminized and stainless steel for maximum resistance which can protect against rust and corrosion. The direct spark ignition is an incredibly effective solution to light the burner while removing the need for a standing pilot. The remote flame sensor constantly monitors the burner flame to ensure it is burning as it should. This result in more safety during gas furnace operation.

You will enjoy the Rheem Criterion II Plus Gas Furnace operation that is quieter. The system operating in combination with the two-stage burner. The heat exchanger moves heat from combustion gases through ductwork as the blower draws air safely outdoors. It also equipped with a permanent, washable furnace filter that’s easy to utilize and clean.

Criterion II Plus Gas Furnace Models

Model NumberBTUs per Hour
RGLK-05EAUER / RGLK-05NAUER50,000
RGLK-07EAMGR / RGLK-07EAUER75,000
RGLK-07NAMGR / RGLK-07NAUER75,000
RGLK-10EAMER / RGLK-10EBRJR / RGLK-10NAMER / RGLK-10NBRJR100,000
RGLK-12EARJR / RGLK-12NARJR125,000
RGLK-15EARJR / RGLK-15NARJR150,000
RGPK-05EAUER / RGPK-05NAUER50,000
RGPK-07EAMGR / RGPK-07EAUER / RGPK-07NAMGR / RGPK-07NAUER75,000
RGPK-10EAMER / RGPK-10EBRJR / RGPK-10NAMER / RGPK-10NBRJR100,000
RGPK-12EARJR / RGPK-12NARJR125,000
RGPK-15EARJR / RGPK-15NARJR150,000

Rheem Gas Furnace Price

Rheem Criterion II is a discontinued gas furnace model. Rheem is no longer producing it and replaced by a similar model. They are now use the Prestige Series, Classics and Classic Plus Series to describe their gas furnaces models. The average cost of a new or replacement Rheem gas furnace is approximately $2,150 to $3,100.

The series you choose, efficiency (AFUE) and size, location and complex installation will affect the price you pay. In the examples below, we used an 80k BTU (3 ton) Rheem gas furnace. Below are price estimates only, along with installation cost estimates.

Rheem Furnace SeriesUnit OnlySystem Installed
80% Standard Efficiency Gas Furnaces
(Classic R801S, R801P)
$825$2,300
80% AFUE, Variable and Multi-Speed Blower, 2-Stage
(Classic Plus R802P, R802V)
$875$2,600
92-95% High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
(Classic R92P, R95T, Classic Plus R92T,  )
$1,190$2,990
96%+ AFUE and Higher Gas Furnaces
(Classic Plus R96P, R96T, Prestige R96V, R97V, R98V)
$1,500$3,400

Rheem Criterion II Gas Furnace Warranty

Rheem give the Criterion II Gas Furnace with strong limited warranties and reliable, professional service. The heat exchanger of the Criterion series provides a 20-year limited warranty. All other parts have a 5-year Rheem limited warranty.

Rheem Gas Furnace Reviews

Rheem gas furnaces are in the list quietest furnace available in the market. They are equipped with a variable-speed blower motor for high quality comfort. Most Rheem furnaces is also support a central air conditioner systems that using gas or oil fuel.

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