If your goal is to save money on your next heat pump, the Rheem Value Series heat pumps are worth considering. They offer good value for entry-level models and are priced very competitively. One of the models is Energy Star rated and will help you control energy costs in your home. It may also be eligible for utility credits in your state.
This overview will help you evaluate this series in light of your heating and air conditioning needs.
For more details of Rheem models, see our list of heat pump ratings posts. You may also want to compare this series with similar series such as the Carrier Base, Lennox Merit, American Standard Silver, York LX or Goodman GSZ. See posts on each of these series for head to head comparison.
Overview of the Rheem Value Series Heat Pumps
Models: The 3 models in this series are the 15PJL (15 SEER/9.0 HSPF), the 14JM (14 SEER/8.2 HSPF) and the 13 PJL (13 SEER/7.7 HSPF).
Energy Efficiency: Only the 15JPL is Energy Star rated. Still, with the level of efficiency offered in these models, they are best suited to moderate or cool climates. In warm climates, you’ll want a more efficient heat pump to keep utility bills under control. The extra you spend will be paid back quickly through energy savings.
Performance: These are single-stage models. They run at full capacity whenever on. You may notice slight temperature fluctuations during cycles, and they won’t control humidity as well as 2-stage models. If 2-stage performance is important to you, consider upgrading to a Rheem Prestige heat pump or one of the many 2-stage models we rate on this site.
Price: The Rheem Value heat pumps are some of the most affordable you’ll find from a top-quality manufacturer.
Pros and Cons of the Rheem Value Series Heat Pumps
The low cost of these models is the main reason people choose them. They are well-suited to moderate climates where 2-stage heating and cooling isn’t as important as saving money on the cost of the heat pump. Plus, these are good-quality units for the price, producing good value. They should last 15+ years with ongoing maintenance.
The downside to the Value Series is the single-stage operation which may not produce the indoor comfort some consumers want. These models also have just a 5-year parts warranty, but that is about average for heat pumps in this class.
These units make a cost-effective choice in moderate climates without extreme hot or cold. Because of their low cost, they are also a popular choice in vacation homes and cottages where high efficiency isn’t as important because of their part-time use. The Rheem Value Series heat pumps offer standard efficiency, good quality and low prices.