What is the capacity of a Ruud UHBA-24JSFBAI air conditioner? What should I replace it with?Post created: 2013-02-25 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 69
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On 2013-02-26 JB wrote:
I haven't been able to find this model online, but if you are asking what you should replace it with in terms size, you will need to have your cooling load determined by a qualified HVAC tech. Not sure how old the current unit is, but over the 15 to 20 year life of most units there are significant improvements in efficiency, which means you will need a smaller unit.
If you are looking for a brand, there are a number of ratings across this site. Ruud is good as is Bryant, Carrier, Payne, and Trane. All of them make good units, but the real quality difference, beyond paying for a higher end model, is making sure it is sized and installed properly. Getting these wrong will negate the advantages of paying more for a higher quality unit.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.