Consistent, Measurable Results

Rheia put its innovative air distribution system to the test in six distinctly different markets across the U.S. through all four seasons. The pilot program involved 12 townhomes, six single-family homes and three side-by-side comparisons to conventional systems. The results illustrate Rheia’s undeniable value.

Reducing Installation Times

Rheia’s snap-fit simplicity allows technicians to install a system up to 50% faster than the time it takes to install a conventional system in the same home.

Southeast

2470 sq ft
2-story single family

Northeast

1575 sq ft
town home

Mid-Atlantic

3179 sq ft
2-story single family

Mid-West

3200 sq ft
2-story town home

Northwest

2300 sq ft
2-story town home

Conventional installation time (typical)

12

8

24

32

20

Rheia installation time (total)

9

5

16

24

8

Time savings versus conventional installation

3 hrs / 25%

3 hrs / 38%

8 hrs / 33%

8 hrs / 25%

12 hrs / 60%

Performance That Exceeds Standards

Sample monitoring results from Rheia’s pilot homes indicate the Rheia system achieved room-to-room temperature deltas that exceeded ACCA recommendations of 4 degrees Fahrenheit in heating mode and 6 degrees Fahrenheit in cooling mode.

Southeast

Northeast

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-West

Northwest

Average temperature delta room-to-room in heating mode (deg.F)

3.1

3.2

2.2

3.4

3.5

Average temperature delta room-to-room in cooling mode (deg.F)

N/A

3.4

2.0

4.2

4.4

Outperforms Conventional Systems

When compared side-by-side to a conventional system distributing air across the same floor plan in the same location, Rheia consistently outperformed recommended room-to-room temperature deltas — resulting in a more comfortable environment.

Southeast

Northeast

Mid-West

Conventional system average room-to-room temperature delta (deg.F)

3.9

5.4

5.0

Rheia system average room-to-room temperature delta (deg.F)

3.1

3.8

3.6