ATLANTA — Rheem and Ruud will each give away five uniquely designed, custom-painted furnaces in advance of the debut of their new 90 percent-plus gas furnace platform.

The designs are dubbed “The Patriot,” “The Scorcher,” “The Warrior,” “The Beast,” and “The Shark.”

Rheem and Ruud contractors can enter the contest by voting for their favorite furnace design on or Contractors must have access to a MyRheem or MyRuud account in order to enter the contest. The contest runs until April 30 and contractors can enter up to once per day. The five Rheem and five Ruud winners will be announced in May.

Rheem partnered with DuSold Designs of Lewisville, Texas, to create the gas furnaces.

“We wanted to find a fun way to drive excitement for Rheem’s upcoming 90 percent-plus furnace platform, and these jaw-dropping furnaces do just that,” said Terry Stern, product manager, residential heating products, Rheem. “The contest winners will be able to display the furnaces in their offices as show pieces.”

DuSold is a custom car and bike builder, and this is their first time working with HVAC equipment.

“When Rheem approached us about taking our expertise in designing custom cars and bikes and applying it to furnaces, I was intrigued,” said Mike DuSold, owner and artist, DuSold Designs. “The furnaces that we created are unlike any other furnace you’ll ever see. The design concepts are stunning, and we’re thrilled that we had the opportunity to develop these unique units.”

Publication date: 4/22/2013

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