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Rheem Endeavor R801V Gas Furnace Review (Features, Perks, and Price)

The Rheem Endeavor R801V Gas Furnace is a cost-effective solution for homeowners who prioritize comfort and savings. It boasts an AFUE of 80%, has a single-stage operation, and is EcoNet™ enabled. Keep reading to find out if the Rheem R802V is the right choice for all of your HVAC needs!

Rheem Endeavor R801V Gas Furnace Review (Features, Perks, and Price)

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Joshua Rodriguez


April 24th, 2024

Is your current furnace having trouble keeping up with your temperature demands? Is it over 10 to 15 years old? Do you notice any hot/cold spots throughout your home? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be in the market for a new gas furnace.

Finding the perfect furnace for your home can be challenging. At Fire & Ice, we've helped countless homeowners in Columbus, Ohio, achieve optimal comfort and energy savings. We are often asked for a reliable option that fits the bill. That said, the Rheem R801V might be the perfect solution you’ve been looking for.

In this article, we'll explore the features, perks, and price of the Rheem R801V. We will also help homeowners like yourself determine if this HVAC system aligns with your needs and budget. We will also cover what kind of homeowner this furnace is a good/bad fit for, equipment pairing, and its price. Finally, we'll go over how Fire and Ice can help with your furnace journey and find the perfect solution for your home.

Let’s get started.

What Are the Features and Perks of the Rheem Endeavor R801V Gas Furnace?

Several features and perks make this gas furnace worth considering. These include its energy efficiency, heating stages, EcoNet™ capabilities, and limited warranties. Not to mention, its durability ensures long-lasting performance and reliable comfort for years to come.

Energy Efficiency

This unit is an entry-level HVAC system with an energy efficiency of 80% AFUE. AFUE stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, which is the industry standard for calculating furnace efficiency.

The furnace's efficiency is indicated by percentages (up to 100%). This percentage reflects how much fuel is converted into usable heat for your home. Generally speaking, the higher the percentage, the more energy-efficient the unit is.

Single Stage Operation

This HVAC unit has a single-stage operation, which means there are only two settings: on or off. Despite its single stage, its constant CFM motor features variable-speed technology. This technology offers homeowners humidity control, quiet operation, and energy savings.

EcoNet Capabilities

One of the most impressive features of this entry-level HVAC system is the fact that it’s Econet™ enabled. Econet™ uses smart sensors to give you more comfort and control over your unit. Not to mention, it also helps save money on your monthly utility bills. Below are some of the features provided by Econet™:

  • 5 Operation Modes: Heating, Cooling, Auto, Emergency Heat, and Fan-Only.
  • Automatic Changeover: Helps keep your home comfortable year-round by automatically switching between heating and cooling settings.
  • Active Monitoring: Warns homeowners of any problems within their unit.
  • Service Alerts: Helps homeowners remember to complete annual maintenance for their system.
  • Air Filter Monitoring: Alerts homeowners when the air filter in your unit needs to be changed.
  • And so much more!

You can check out Rheem’s website to learn more about the EcoNet™ Smart Thermostat

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Limited Warranties

The Rheem R801V has two warranties: a 10-year warranty on parts and a 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger.

The 10-year warranty covers repairs and replacements for broken pieces or parts. But this does not include labor costs. Whereas the 20-year warranty covers the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is one of the most important parts of the unit and is often referred to as “the heart of the system.”

To keep both of these warranties intact, you must:

  • Register your new system online within 90 days of installation.
  • Keep up with yearly maintenance.
  • Be the original owner of the unit.

You can visit Rheem’s Product Warranty Information webpage for more details about each of these warranties. 

Is the Rheem R801V Gas Furnace Compatible with Other HVAC Systems & Accessories?

This unit comes with lots of benefits and works with many HVAC accessories. This means homeowners can customize their HVAC system to meet their specific needs and preferences. Not to mention, it helps save energy, too. The Rheem R801V can be used with the following equipment and accessories:

Who’s a Good/Bad Fit for the Rheem R801V Gas Furnace?

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It's a common misconception that all furnaces are equal, but in the HVAC industry, that's not the case. Certain homes and homeowners are more suited to specific units, and this one is no exception. Let's explore which homeowners would find this unit ideal and which ones might not see it as the best fit.

A Good Fit

A homeowner who wants a cost-effective and reliable HVAC system is a good fit for this unit. Furthermore, this unit will suit your needs if you live in a smaller home, such as a ranch or below 1,200 SQFT. This is especially true since your HVAC system won't have to work hard for even heat distribution.

On top of that, this unit is also a good fit for homeowners who are not in their forever home. So, if you plan to move within the next 3 to 5 years, you'll get your money's worth from this investment. Not to mention, when you go to sell, having a newer HVAC system will help with the appraisal process.

A Bad Fit

A bad fit for this unit is someone who is already concerned with their overall comfort. Since this is a single-stage HVAC system, it will not provide the same level of comfort as a two-stage system, such as the R802V or the R962V. However, if you are in your forever home and are seeking ultimate comfort, the R98MV may be the perfect fit.

Another type of homeowner who is a bad fit for this unit is someone who already has airflow problems. Bear in mind that this unit can only pair with other single-stage equipment. Thus, if you are also looking to upgrade your A/C in the near future, this unit limits your options.

Nevertheless, every homeowner deserves comfort. That said, any HVAC system you choose will likely be better than your current one. At Fire and Ice Heating and Air Conditioning, we will ensure the perfect fit for you, your home, and your loved ones.

What’s the Typical Price Range for the Rheem R801V Gas Furnace?

A homeowner should expect to spend between $4,000 and $5,000 for your new Rheem furnace, including installation. This is a ballpark figure, so keep in mind that additional costs may arise. This is especially true if your home requires ductwork modifications or you'd like to integrate indoor air quality accessories.

Investing in the Rheem R801V Gas Furnace with Fire & Ice

We know choosing an HVAC system can be overwhelming! At Fire & Ice Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable. We hope this article has shed light on the different heating and cooling options available.

Ultimately, the choice is yours! We're here to provide the information and support you need to feel confident in your choice of comfort. After all, your satisfaction is our top priority.

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Are you not ready to commit to a new HVAC system yet? No worries; we also offer other services and equipment, such as air duct cleaning, maintenance agreements, and water heaters! You can also check out our learning center to learn more about other HVAC equipment and accessories that could fit your home and budget.


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