Rheem / Ruud 84,000 BTU Gas Furnace, 96% Efficient, Two-Stage Burner, Multi-position, Direct Drive, Variable Speed ECM Blower

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 Rheem’s R96V Prestige Series 96% Efficient Two Stage Gas Furnace with Variable Speed ECM Blower and communicating technology offers comfort you can count on, plus energy-saving features that make a real difference on your monthly utility bills — making your wallet more comfortable, too.

Designed with patented features to ensure year-round reliability. And for added peace of mind, the Rheem R96V 96% efficient Prestige series two stage gas furnace with variable speed ECM blower and communicating technology is backed by a 10-year conditional parts warranty and a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty when professionally installed by a state licensed HVAC contractor.

Quality is in the details of the Rheem R96V Prestige Series 95% Efficient Two Stage Gas Furnace with Variable Speed ECM Blower and Rheem’s EcoNet Communicating Technology (when combined with an optional Rheem EcoNet thermostat). You can feel confident, thanks to rigorous testing of all major components. The Rheem R96V 96% efficient two stage gas furnace with variable speed ECM blower and communicating technology was engineered with the exclusive PlusOne Ignition System, the most reliable ignition system in the industry, so you can count on your furnace lighting right every time.

Product Features

  • 96% residential gas furnace (all models and BTUs)
  • Professional installation required
  • Two stages of heat for optimal savings and comfort
  • 4 way multi-poise design with included RXGY-CK conversion kit
  • EcoNet™ Communicating Technology (when combined with optional Rheem EcoNet thermostat)
  • PlusOne™ Diagnostics 7-Segment LED all units
  • PlusOne™ Ignition System – DSI for reliability and longevity
  • PlusOne™ Water Management System with patented Blocked Drain Sensor
  • Heat exchanger is removable for improved serviceability and primary is constructed of aluminized steel for maximum corrosion resistance and thermal fatigue reliability
  • Low profile “34 inch” cabinet ideal for space constrained installations
  • Blower Shelf design – serviceable in all furnace orientations
  • Pre marked hoses – insures proper system drainage
  • Vent with 2" or 3" PVC
  • Replaceable Collector box
  • Hemmed edges on cabinet and doors
  • Quarter turn fasteners for tool less access
  • Integrated control boards feature dip switches for easy system set up
  • Self priming condensate trap
  • Converts to propane with optional kit (additional charge)


Brand Rheem
Manufacturer Part Number R96VA0852521MSA
Professional Installation Required Yes
Capabilities Heating
Fuel Source (Factory Default) Natural Gas
Alternate Fuel Source (Conversion Kit Required) Propane
Natural Gas Efficiency 96%
Input Heating Capacity (BTU/H) 84000
Max Natural Gas Output (BTU/H) 80640
Max Propane Output with Conversion Kit Installed (BTU/H) 80640
Stages of Heat Two
Low Fire Rate 70%
Multi-Stage Thermostat Required Yes
Voltage 115 (Single Phase)
Communicating Technology Yes
Operating Current Draw (Amps) 12
Maximum Breaker Size (Amps) 15
Nominal Blower Capacity Minimum (Tons) 3
Nominal Blower Capacity Maximum (Tons) 5
Maximum Blower Output (Nominal CFM) 2000
Blower Type ECM - Variable Speed
Direct Vent Yes
PVC Exhaust Pipe Required Yes
Exhaust Pipe Diameter See Install Manual For Table
Low NOx Yes
Configuration Up-flow, Down-flow, Horizontal-flow
Supply Air Opening Size 19-49/64"W x 19-27/32"D
Width 21"
Depth 28-1/16"
Height 34"
Shipping Weight (LBS) 275
Warranty Parts (years) 10