When contemplating the purchase of a furnace unit for your home, it is important to research how long the product normally lasts before it either needs extensive repairs or needs to be replaced altogether.
You have to look at the quality of the parts used in the furnace itself, the length of the warranty given by the manufacturer, and the average amount of time furnaces last once installed and running.
In order to determine the Rheem furnace life expectancy, homework is required so crack open your laptop, find a search engine, and start finding facts about the furnace itself, and read accounts from people who already own one.
When looking a the Rheem Furnace Life Expectancy you have to take into consideration the quality of parts used when the machines are made. In some models of the gas furnace, they have started using a patented heat exchanger and a direct spark ignition.
Some of the models are also coming with filters that have a lifetime guarantee. They of course have to cleaned every month or so, but that means you do not have to buy filters for your furnace, and the filter is including the purchase of the product.
The gas furnace also comes with a integrated board that has a humidifier and electronic air cleanup hookups, and the box itself is made of galvanized steel. All of these things have had positive things said about them.
The Rheem gas furnace comes with a twenty year warranty of the heat exchanger and a ten year conditional warranty on parts when you register your product. The average furnace lasts about fifteen years, and both warranties fall between this time frame.
The heat exchanger may be guaranteed for twenty years, but if none of the other parts are covered after ten, it is pretty safe to say that the product is really only designed to last for about fifteen years.
It would appear that you might start pushing your luck after ten years as far as replacement parts are concerned. You will have to pay for them out of pocket when the parts warranty expires.
Many customers who have purchased a Rheem furnace, have said that they have owned units that have lasted up to 27 years without any major problems.
Many customer have said that their units are still working properly after twenty years. The product does seem to last, but many people get a little wary when the warranty expires because they are afraid of the large costs of furnace repair that could occur, so the choose to replace the furnace before the warranty expires.
Overall, it would seem that many people have had good experiences with furnaces over twenty years old, only having a few minor repairs to make in that time frame.
The Rheem Furnace Life Expectancy seems, according to customer reviews, to be over fifteen years. This is, however, from customers who have performed routine maintenance on their unit, and have had it installed properly.
Many of the minor problems people have had, have not cost them a lot to fix, and they have reported that Rheem customer service is willing to walk them through the process of some of these minor repairs over the phone.
As long as you take care of your furnace, it should take care of you and it has the potential to last over two decades. Nothing else seems to last that long does it?
Originally posted 2010-11-17 06:06:24.