Two Rheem Heating and Cooling Products Named Consumers Digest BEST BUYS
Fort Smith, AR - 2/22/2007 -
Rheem has received the prestigious Consumers Digest BEST BUY awards for two products from the company’s full line of dependable home comfort product family. These product awards continue the legacy of consumer and HVAC industry recognition for the company’s high-quality, technologically advanced and value-driven Rheem heating and cooling products.
The award-winning products are the Rheem Prestige Series® 90 Plus Modulating Gas Furnace with Contour Comfort Control™ (model GFD), and the Rheem Classic Series® 14-SEER heat pump (model PPB).
A BEST BUY is defined as a product offering the most value for a given amount of money and must be a better value than directly competitive models. On average, a Consumers Digest BEST BUY rating is awarded to fewer than three percent of the competing models in any given product category.
“Consumers Digest has built a reputation over the last 45 years as a trusted information resource to homeowners across North America for their most important product purchasing decisions,” said Ed Raniszeski, Rheem director, market development and communications. “Our company has been fortunate to receive more design and innovation awards than any other since 2003. These two BEST BUY ratings provide additional credible and unbiased evidence that Rheem products are satisfying homeowner value expectations by consistently delivering high quality performance and dependability for every consumer dollar invested in our home comfort products.”
Consumers Digest editors who judged the products noted that the Rheem Classic Series RPPB heat pump is …“an exceptional heat pump for the price.” Additionally, they commented, “A unique modulating function allows this furnace to operate at between 40 percent and 100 percent capacity depending on a home’s heating needs.”
In addition, the Consumers Digest recognition for the –GFD model 90 Plus Modulating Gas Furnace follows on the heels of the 2003 Comfortech Showcase Award for outstanding product innovation in heating equipment and the 2004 AHR Heating Product Innovation Award.
In 2005, survey results from another nationally recognized consumer-reporting publication revealed that the Rheem brand heating products are among the most trouble-free in the industry.
To be eligible for Consumers Digest BEST BUY consideration, products must be available nationally, have a national service organization/dealer network to support service needs, and should be made by a manufacturer of established reputation.
For more information about these, or any of the other dependable Rheem home comfort products, please contact your local Rheem contractor.
Consumers Digest, launched in 1959, is designed to inform and educate readers so they can buy with confidence, no matter the product or service. The magazine is committed to providing practical advice, factual evaluations and specific recommendations, leading consumers to exceptional values in today’s complex marketplace.