Rheem covers the bases as well as any manufacturer with a range of products like the Rheem Classic Series 90 Plus RGRK furnace that offers high efficiency and comfortable performance. This HVAC prices post from Roger in White Plains, New York offers a Rheem Classic Series 90 Plus 2-Stage Upflow featuring Dual Comfort Control RGRK gas furnace price and points out the need for quality installation of any HVAC component.
“With last year’s tax return I bought a new furnace for our 2-story 2,700 square foot home here in downtown White Plains. I spent a long time researching gas furnace prices and features before settling on the Rheem Classic Series 90 RGRK. It has all of the features I wanted in our next furnace after years of poor performance, loud operation, cold blasts and other problems from our last furnace. I chose the Rheem RGRK for:
I decided on the Rheem furnace over 2 other brands, and went with the cheapest of 2 quotes on the Rheem RGRK 90% 105,000 Btu gas furnace.
Quote #1: Furnace, $1,875; Installation, $1,450. Total: $3,325
Quote #2: Furnace, $1,899; Installation, $1,885. Total: $3,784
Choosing based on price alone turned out to be a problem. The crew didn’t show up on time to start the installation, and by mid-afternoon had left for the day – according to my retired dad who volunteered to be at my house during the process so I could go to work. On the second day my Dad heard a ‘mini-explosion’ followed by a few curse words and then lots of laughing. Not a good sign. When the installation wasn’t complete by the end of day 2 I called the company president and asked him what was going on. He said he’d check on it and get back to me – which he never did. When they weren’t done by the end of day 3 I called the bank, stopped payment on my down-payment check and called the company again. The president basically told me the installers were inexperienced and were having some problems. I told him I’d pay for the furnace and have someone else install it, or he could take the furnace back and I’d start over. After some debate I agreed to pay for a vent the crew had completed if it was found to be correct, and I’d pay for the furnace.
The next day I scheduled the second company to come out and look at the furnace and finish the installation. The crew was professional and polite, and they admitted they had cleaned up the other company’s work before – but only when I asked them. The vent was installed “more or less” correctly and needed just a minor tweak. As for the furnace, they said the first crew “was on the right track” but that the fan speed had been adjusted incorrectly. They finished the installation in about 3 hours and I was happy to pay them. The furnace has kept us very comfortable while significantly reducing our energy bills. I’m researching windows now and will pay just as much attention to the potential installers as I do to the windows.”
That’s a good idea for anyone! If you are planning the purchase of any new HVAC component or system, keep in mind that experts say the installation is at least as important as the equipment. To make sure your system is functioning as well as it should and is safe to operate, have a qualified contractor handle the installation. You’ll get the most from your investment when you leave it in the hands of a trained, experienced professional.