RUUD Achiever Central Air Conditioner
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Overview of the Achiever
The Ruud Achiever is a single stage high efficiency air conditioning unit with an efficiency rating of up to 16.5 SEER. The louvered, wrap-around jacket protects the coil and is powder painted for all weather protection. The top grill, made of reinforced steel, is removable and provides easy accessibility to service the condenser fan motor and condenser coil. The PSC fan motor provides quiet, energy saving operation. The Ruud Achiever has the most advanced alternate refrigerant and contains no compounds which could leak and harm the ozone layer.
Date created: 2017-07-06
Name: John Ehrbar
Location: Parma, OH
"Rated most trouble free"
Consumer reports rates RUUD most trouble free. My contractor says shoddy installs are the biggest problem.
Date created: 2017-05-23
Name: Rob A.
Location: Houston, TX
"New Model is great and quiet"
What do you like about this equipment? It's very quiet and it lowered my light bill by almost half (my old Ruud unit lasted almost 20 years) What do you dislike? It's pretty big, about 3 ft by 3 ft by 4 ft tall, my old Ruud was short and rectangle Would you buy the same brand again? Definitely, they have a proven track record with myself, my father, and mother in law
Date created: 2017-05-21
Name: Tony E Simmons
Location: Manchester, TN
"A/C gone no cooling."
My home is two years old, I bought in 2016. Ruud central unit already giving problems, repairmen say coil and relief valve needs to be replaced, plus freon from 300 to 400 dollars. Warranty covers parts, but not labor. Repair is because of defective parts. Why don't Ruud cover labor too?
Date created: 2017-04-12
Location: North Jersey
"Ruud is quality"
I see a lot of reviews here bashing Ruud. I am a HVAC tech and the company I work for installs everything from Ruud, Lennox,Trane, Bryant, Carrier and sometimes even junk Goodman. Ruud is one of our most reliable brands. Trane can be problems at time as well as Lennox. I Will say everyone of these brands has problems from time to time. Ruud is probably the one that has the least amount of problems. It all comes down to your company installing the HVAC equipment. The most important day of your systems life is the day its installed. So when you look at the quote and two are higher by a good amount, there is a reason for it. You get what you pay for in life
Date created: 2017-02-18
Name: jon jon kelly
Location: Wellington, FL
"Not worth the money"
$4400 pos It is not worth scrap metal. Not worth the money....Terrible.
Date created: 2016-06-09
Name: Craig Philip Campbell
Location: Praha, TX
Installed in 2002. Had one switch replaced. We live in Central Texas. A/C is more important than the furnace here. It has worked hard. I put in an artificial plastic vine cover to shade it from the direct sun. It'll run for a few more years as it is quiet and dependable. I wash the coils off once a month, grass clippings and lint from clothes dryer accumulate on them.
Date created: 2015-05-12
Name: Pat Brown
Location: Neptune, NJ
Had the unit for one season. Turned on May 10, 2015, and it's not working. The transformer didn't convert 110 volts down to 24! A blown board? Transformer? This is our second day with no AC. Waiting on the contractor - AirCare, Bradlet Beach, New Jersey.
Date created: 2013-09-03
Name: C. Thomas
Location: Hockley, Texas
"The Thing is a Piece of $4500.00 Junk"
The unit we have has been in place about 10 days. It hasn't been working for the past 4 days as it is defective and no repair parts were available. Presently, the temperatures here in the Houston area are between 95-100 degrees with high humidity. It's hot and their equipment and part availability sucks. The cost with installation was around $4500.00 cash. I would not recommend Ruud to anyone. Hot and miserable in Houston.
Date created: 2013-06-06
Location: Richmond, Va
"Great Variety in Ruud's Furnace Selections"
I have had great success with selling Ruud condensing units with minimal at best warranty issues. Would stand behind this equipment all day long. Great looking units and the ease of working on the Achiever units cuts compressor or reversing valve changes in half.
Date created: 2013-05-21
Name: P. Frank
Location: Nashville, TN
"Works Fine Since 11/2009 Installation"
I have had no problem at all since Nov 2009 installation. You can hear the air blowing through the vents. It is a split system with RCFL-HM4821AC evaporator coil and RGRM-10EZAJS furnace. 10 years limited warranty on AC and furnace and 5 years on coil. Had RGRA removed after a few days because of whirring noise. Don't get that one!
Date created: 2011-11-18
Location: taylor, michigan
"Rudd air conditioner's are the best!"
We have had our air conditioner for six months. I like that it is a little oversized for our house, so it cools the house down in one minute. We had people tell us it was too big for our house, but it works like a dream! It's not cold and humid and wet in our house, it is just perfectly cool! We don't turn it on all the time, just when it is really hot out. Even then it cools the house down in no time at all. We have a digital thermostat hooked up to it and all we have to do is set it and forget it. the only thing we disliked about it is that we had to install it ourselves. We would buy the same brand again in a second. We would definately recommened the brand to a friend, rudd has a long standing tradition of being one of the best air conditioners there is.
Other Achiever Reviews
Online comments on HVAC forums note the Achiever as a good unit. Several consumers and professionals on gardenweb.com replied to a question about the Achiever by saying it is a good product, although some preferred a unit by Carrier. Consumers on hvac-talk.com discussed replacing an air conditioning unit with the Ruud Achiever and mentioned that it is better for the environment.
The Ruud Achiever features a 10-year conditional parts warranty when properly registered and installed with a new Ruud air handler or Ruud indoor coil with a Ruud gas furnace.