WeatherKing vs Rheem


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Old 06-03-05, 08:23 AM
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WeatherKing vs Rheem

Anybody have any information on WeatherKing?

I know that Rheem owns WeatherKing but can't find anything about them.

My contractor said the WeatherKing could match my airhandler and it is two hundred less. I would like to make an intelligent descion about which to go with but without any info that would be tough!
 
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Old 06-03-05, 09:14 AM
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Weather King

Weather King is Rheem's "builder's model" line. If you are just replacing the outdoor unit, I see no reason to not use Weather King.
 
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Old 06-03-05, 11:13 AM
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That's about what the contractor said. The main concern I had was buyers perception of mis-matched units and also the relatively no name status of weatherking. For 200 bucks I'm thinking better safe than sorry.
 
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Old 06-03-05, 11:37 AM
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HOW OLD IS YOUR AIR HANDLER?

The mismatched air handler and heat pump as far as brand is one issue/perception but you will also have a new heat pump with an old air handler. Have you checked warranty on new heat pump vs new heat pump with new matching air handler? Operating efficiency-SEER/HSPF might be a consideration as well. If you plan to be in home for forseeable future and the mismatch and operating efficiency does not bother you, then go for it.

Good Luck!
 
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Old 06-03-05, 04:50 PM
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Rheem/Weather King

In fact, some of the Weather Kings are a better match for the older Rheem indoor units than the new Rheems. Do you have model #'s for all of the equipment in question?
 
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Old 06-09-05, 07:12 PM
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The difference is that the Rheem unit uses the Copeland Scroll compressor and the Weather King uses a Bristol recip. compressor.

The scroll being the better compressor.
 
 

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