The Energy Star program has awarded Rheem with its HVAC Manufacturer of the Year award for 2017.
Rheem Canada Ltd., Brampton, Ont., has supported the program since 1996 with a broad range of Energy Star certified heating, cooling and water heating products. As well, its marketing efforts focus on boosting awareness of the benefits of high-efficiency products for comfort and energy savings.
“We are pleased to receive this prestigious award as part of our commitment to the Energy Star program,” said Dave McPherson, Rheem Canada general manager. “Our product development pipeline is focused around creating efficient, high-performing products; we feel our vision perfectly complements the Energy Star program.”
The award drew attention from the federal government. “Energy Star Canada exemplifies our government’s commitment to improved energy efficiency as we transition to a low-carbon, clean-growth economy,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of natural resources.
“On behalf of Canadians, I am proud to recognize Rheem Canada for their efforts to increase the number of energy-efficient products in the market and for making it easier for consumers to save money and reduce energy use.”
Some of the Rheem initiatives that helped win the award include:
- 97 percent efficient Prestige Series modulating gas furnaces.
- Prestige Series 20 SEER variable speed air conditioner and heat pump.
- Continued partnerships with NRCan, NetZero Project, Province of B.C., Fortis B.C. and B.C. Hydro to test and validate the 3.50 EF efficiency of a hybrid electric water heater in the Canadian climate.