Rheem Furnace Wins Innovation Award

ATLANTA (NOV. 23, 2011) — The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo, have honored Rheem with a 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Award. The recently launched Rheem XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater earned this esteemed honor in the award competition’s plumbing category.

The AHR Innovation Awards honor the most innovative new products that will be showcased during the annual AHR Expo, which is the largest HVACR exposition and conference in the world. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated products submitted in 10 different categories based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The plumbing category includes any product or tool used to conserve water, or to direct, distribute or increase the flow of water.

“The Rheem XR90 is truly a one-of-a-kind water heater that has the power to substantially impact the market,” said Peter Reynolds, general manager, Rheem Water Heating division. “The fact is, the Rheem XR90 delivers more hot water, faster and more efficiently than a standard, 50-gallon gas water heater*. We’re so honored that the judging panel from ASHRAE recognized the unit’s innovation and Rheem’s product leadership.”

Launched in July 2011, the 29-gallon Rheem XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater heats water 42 percent faster than a standard 50-gallon gas water heater. The Rheem XR90 costs approximately 17 percent less to operate annually: only $261 versus $315 per year** for a standard 50-gallon gas model. What’s more, it has a first hour rating (FHR) of 90 gallons—meaning homeowners get three times the amount of hot water in an hour than what the tank actually holds. By comparison, a standard 40-gallon gas water heater*** has an FHR of 67 gallons.

Once the Rheem XR90 has been depleted of its available hot water, the unit can be ready with 90 gallons of available hot water in only 29 minutes. A standard 40-gallon gas water heater not only runs out of hot water faster, but this unit takes 59 minutes to be ready with 67 gallons of available hot water.

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Our latest review on Kudzu.com:

My 11 year old Amana A/C unit quit in the middle of summer. I called and spoke with Betty from Progressive Heating and Air that afternoon and their technician Robert came out the next morning. He changed out a bad condenser and I got a free tune up courtesy of EMC. Robert was very friendly and professional that I decided to have their sales rep Dusty, come out and give me a quote on a new and more efficient system. Dusty’s recommendation for my home’s heating and cooling requirements was spot on and he worked with me on pricing and financing. I now have a high efficient 14 SEER Rheem 3.5 ton variable speed furnace with fantastic parts and labor warranty and a free 1 year service agreement. Their installation team, Antonio, Miguel and Hunter did an incredible job. I wish I could post a before and after photo. My home cools very well and heats really fast too. Samantha with quality assurance followed up about 3 weeks later and submitted all the paper work for me to receive a $300 cash back rebate from Rheem. These folks are all around a professional team.

Thanks Progessive Heating and Air.

Herb L.


Rheem’s “Chasing the Cure” Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative

WELCOME, N.C. (September 27, 2011) – Rheem and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a pink and black paint scheme on the renamed No. 29 Rheem Chasing the Cure Chevrolet for the Oct. 2 AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

The special paint scheme of the No. 29 Chevrolet, driven by Kevin Harvick, is part of a month-long program created by Rheem to help raise national awareness of the importance of regular check-ups and early diagnosis in the fight against breast cancer. Young Survival Coalition (“YSC”), the premier global organization helping young women face the challenges of breast cancer, expects that another 10,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S. will be added this year to the 250,000 who have already been diagnosed. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.

For the full article: http://www.rheem.com/news/rheem-and-rcr-no-29-team-launch-chasing-the-cure-breast-cancer-awareness-initiative


It’s All About the HEAT.

Since January and February tend to be the coldest months around these here hills, every couple of days we’ll be coming out with some hints, tips, and tricks to help you get through the winter with your blood pressure in tact.

Here’s a little preview:

Q: What should I do if I smell gas?

A: Call the Fire Department immediately. You can also call the gas provider and your heating contractor…but MAKE SURE you do all of this from outside. You don’t want to do ANYTHING in the house at that point. Don’t turn any lights on or off, no power, NOTHING.

Q: How often should I change my furnace filter?

A: Depending on the type of filter you use, if you have pets, construction or renovations – the answer will change just that fast. The best solution is to buy a good filter and check it regularly. The best protection for your furnace is your filter. Not to mention how it effects the air you breathe – and don’t forget your utility bill!

You can always visit us at http://www.progressiveac.com for some of other other common problems and troubleshooting tips.

More to come – stay tuned!


Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time to reflect on those that have allowed us to live. Those that have fought for the freedom that we enjoy every day.

The men and women that have fought for our country come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, and colors.

Throughout the entire month of November, Progressive Heating and Air is giving back to Veterans. A specific portion of everything we do during the entire month of November will be donated to the DAV. As our local community supports us, we give to the Disabled American Veterans. For more information on our program, please visit us at www.progressiveac.com/dav.htm


Rheem Announces New Sponsorship Plans

ATLANTA (NOVEMBER 3, 2011)—Rheem Manufacturing Company officially announced a comprehensive plan to continue its involvement in various NASCAR racing series.

Rheem has completed a multi-year agreement with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to be the primary sponsor of the No. 29 Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick for 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series® points races as well as being the co-primary sponsor with Budweiser for NASCAR’s annual mid-season All-Star race over the term of the agreement. Rheem will also be a major associate sponsor of the No. 29 Chevrolet for the remaining 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in which Budweiser or Jimmy John’s are the primary sponsor. Rheem will continue its co-sponsorship with Menards® of RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard and others in the NASCAR Nationwide Series® for 12 races in the 2012 season.

For the rest of this article: http://www.rheem.com/news/rheem-announces-sponsorship-plans


The Big Expo is almost here!

Are you going to the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce 2011 Big Expo?!

Here’s the 4-1-1:

Date: October 20, 2011

Time:4:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Y on Hwy 34, Newnan [1755 East Highway 34 to be exact]

What should you expect from only THE best heating and air conditioning company in Coweta and Fayette county?

Here’s a teaser: