The Rheem Prestige Series R98V Modulating Upflow Gas Furnace offers the highest efficiency available today at 98.7 percent AFUE, saving maximum energy and money for homeowners. The unit’s industry-first patented features make it one of the smartest furnaces on the market.
A newly redesigned heat exchanger improves airflow, which reduces operating sound. The variable-speed ECM motor also contributes to a quieter, more efficient operation, using less energy than a single-stage motor and running at a wide range of speeds to provide precise airflow and provide better humidity control.
The R98V comes standard with a direct spark ignition (DSI), one of the most reliable ignition systems used by the heating and cooling industry. The unit is also equipped with built-in safety features such as the industry’s first blocked drain sensor, which forces the furnace to shut down if a drain gets blocked, preventing spillage and potential water damage.
When connected to Rheem’s exclusive EcoNet Control Center, the R98V furnace will display important service and maintenance information. This data can also be accessed on the homeowner’s smart phone or tablet, and can be sent direct to a contractor to speed up repairs. Homeowners can also adjust settings for efficiency and comfort from anywhere with the free EcoNet app.
Prestige was named Energy Star Most Efficient by the Environmental Protection Agency for 2016 and 2017.