RUUD Achiever Heat Pump
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The RUUD Achiever heat pump, with its low profile design, is meant for efficient heating and cooling for single family, multifamily and light commercial properties. It has an efficiency rating of up to 15.5 SEER and 10.7 HSPF.
For durability and reliability, the body of the heat pump is strengthened by a louvered, wrap-around jacket made of galvanized steel. A powder-painted cabinet protects the copper tube and aluminum fin coil. RUUD models must pass a 1,000-hour salt spray test to ensure they can endure harsh weather extremes. The grille/motor is mounted under the discharge grill, providing protection for the motor windings and bearings. Easy access to the internal equipment is made possible by one removable service panel and top grill. Designed for quiet operation, the air is discharged upward and the PSC fan motor usually operates on a low, quiet speed. Such features also contribute to the unit’s efficiency.
While regular, professional maintenance is recommended for RUUD heat pumps, the compressor does not require oiling. The fan motors are protected with pre-lubricated sleeve bearing, and filters must be checked monthly and kept clean as needed.
Consumer Reviews of the RUUD Achiever
Date created: 2013-05-02
Name: Seaborn Lott
Location: Columbia, MS
"Ruud Heat/Air Conditioner"
Our heat pump/air conditioner has been giving us nothing but problems ever since we purchased it! Would not recommend it to anyone!
Date created: 2012-08-16
Location: deer park ny
" WARRANTY WORTHLESS"
Bought my unit less than 2 years ago. ruud wont replace my bad fan motor
Date created: 2011-06-12
Name: ronnie wheat
Location: tompkinsville ky.
you don't have a piece of junk listed,by mod. no.had unit for 5 years and 6 months. 10 year extened warranty payed for.need 1800.00 in parts. ruud won't help in any way,you can imigane the sales i've knocked them out of, i'm in the process of telling the whole world. tv. radio, internet,
Other Achiever Reviews
Based on comments from HVAC discussion websites, RUUD products are typically reliable, although they are not problem-free. Many of the problems that are posted on other consumer forums—problems that include leaks, burnt wires and failed compressors—seem related to the old age of the installed units. As the contractors on forums such as justanswer.com point out, an 18-year-old unit has likely hit the end of its useful life, meaning that many of the questions posed about these Achiever heat pumps are being solved by installing a brand new unit. For homeowners considering new units, RUUD products are often mentioned as being comparable to brands such as Rheem and Trane.
RUUD Achiever Model Numbers
The Achiever is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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RUUD heat pumps have a 10-year warranty on conditional parts for which registration is required. There is a 10-year warranty on the compressor and a 5-year limited warranty on parts. “Protection Plus” extended service protection is available as well as financing options.