Rheem 3 Ton RA1436AJ1NA Air Conditioner 2020

Last Updated: April 2, 2020

Our team put the Rheem family of central air conditioners to the test, and we were certainly not disappointed… Check out how we felt about the formidable 3 Ton addition to this range.

by AC Rated

Through the years, Rheem have established and reaffirmed a reputation of dedication to quality, and the manufacturing of robust and reliable air conditioning units. Today we will be reviewing one such unit that stands as testament to the validity of this brand’s renown; The Rheem 3 TON RA1436AJ1NA central air conditioner. Continue reading for our full run-down of all the pros and cons of this powerful air conditioning unit.


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Rheem 3 Ton RA1436AJ1NA Air Conditioner


Cooling Performance

The Rheem 3 Ton central air conditioner is capable of providing the user with up to 36,000 BTUs of cooling power, making it ideal for residential or commercial properties, depending on the user’s needs.


Efficiency & Certifications

When we assess a unit for its efficiency, the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is our usual preferred means of comparison. Taking into account both a unit’s energy consumption as well as their performance output, this system of ranking allocates each unit a figure. The current average for these types of product’s currently stands at 9.7, with unit’s that score over 10 usually being considered to be highly efficient. Therefore, users should be glad to know that this unit boats an EER of 12. Additionally, this unit also enjoys a SEER rating of 14-16. With efficiency figures like this, it comes as no surprise to us that this unit is in fact Energy Star certified. This essentially means that the Rheem 3 Ton air conditioner functions in such a way that adheres to a set of strict guidelines set out by the Environmental Protection Agency, concerning power consumption.

Other certifications enjoyed by the Rheem 3 Ton air conditioner, include being UL-Listed, which means that this unit has been safety assessed by the experts at Underwriters Laboratories, and being AHRI performance certified.



Numerous design features protect this unit against outdoor weathering conditions and everyday wear and tear. These features include rust resistant screws, that have undergone a 1500-hour salt spray testing procedure. Furthermore, a powder coat paint system gives the Rheem 3 Ton a long lasting professional finish, whilst also protecting the unit from weathering. Another notable feature of this unit is its curved louver panels, which provide protection for the cabinets interior coil, whilst also enhancing cabinet strength. With regard to noise pollution, unfortunately this unit is quite loud, when compared to the smaller types of air conditioners available on the market. However, Rheem must not be faulted for this, as it is to be expected of a central air conditioner. With the average human conversation registering at approximately 60dB, the Rheem 3 Ton central air conditioner comes in at roughly 76dBA.

Dimensions (Inches)

Height: 27″

Width: 33.8″

Length: 33.8″

Weight: 171lbs


Help & Support

As is the case with many of Rheem’s air conditioning products, the Rheem 3 Ton air conditioner benefits from its manufacturer’s generous 10 years conditional parts warranty coverage plan, provided registration of the unit is completed. Further, additional resources are also provided to the user, including an in-depth FAQs section and downloadable user documents available on the company’s official website. Experienced professionals may also be reached through online contact form.