Prestige Series: 2-Stage Serial Communicating
The Rheem Prestige Series™ High Efficiency Two-Stage RASL/RARL-JEC condensing unit was designed with performance in mind. These units offer comfort, energy conservation and dependability for single, multi-family and light commercial applications. The Rheem Prestige Series™ Two-Stage RASL/RARL- JEC condensing units are the result of an ongoing development program for improved efficiencies. With system SEER’s as high as 19.5, these units continue a tradition of delivering high efficiency. These units also contain the most advanced alternate refrigerant which contains no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), or other compounds that may leak from air conditioning systems and potentially harm the protective ozone layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Comfort Control2 System™
The Comfort Control2 System™ provides over 32 on-board diagnostics and fault history codes by detecting system and electrical problems. The integrated diagnostics with Active Protection™ prevents compressor operation when potentially harmful conditions are detected. It sends “Call for Service” alert notification to the thermostat to alert you of required service.
Serial Communication Enhanced
When installed with a Serial Communicating Air Handler and user interface control Series 500 thermostat this unit offers auto-configuration, diagnostic messaging and full communicating capability, to increase your home comfort even further.
Unit can be conventionally wired using 24VAC with non-communicating Rheem Prestige air-handlers or furnaces with non-communicating thermostat. If you prefer to keep your old thermostat, in most cases, this A/C will allow you to do so.
A compressor sound blanket is standard to provide your unit with quieter unit operation. Units are equipped with a reliable Two-Stage compressor for precise temperature control with an On-Demand dehumidification feature. When matched with variable speed gas furnace or air-handler, the system adjusts airflow to help control humidity for unsurpassed comfort in the cooling mode.
The industries lowest profile design at just 33 inch [864mm] maximum height makes unit less noticeable in your yard and is easily installed leaving room for optional equipment and optimal access for maintenance.
Cabinet and Design
Attractive, louvered wrap-around jacket protects the coil from yard hazards and weather extremes. Top grille is steel reinforced for extra strength. Cabinet is powder painted for all weather protection. The units are constructed with painted galvanized steel cabinets for added reliability and durability. All controls are accessible by removing one service panel. Removable top grille provides access to the condenser fan motor and condenser coil, for an easier time with serviceability. Combination Grille/Motor Mount secures the motor to the underside of the discharge grille. The grille protects the motor windings and bearings from rain and snow.
All models meet or exceed a 1000-hour salt spray test per ASTM B117 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray Testing Apparatus, to ensure they can withstand tough weather conditions.