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Ruud UANB Air Conditioner Overview

The Ruud UANB air conditioner series consists of six Achiever 13 models ranging from 24,000 to 60,000 BTU/H. While the series has been discontinued, the units were made for single-family, multifamily, or light commercial applications. With a 13 SEER rating, the Ruud UANB uses a single-speed motor that operates at low speeds for energy savings. A Copeland scroll compressor is used for efficiency.

Built for durability and weather-protection, the coils are protected by a louvered, wraparound jacket. The galvanized steel cabinet is powder-painted and the base pan is designed to be corrosion-resistant. The motor is secured to the underside of the discharge grill, providing protection from precipitation, while the grill is strengthened by a steel reinforcement.

The unit’s low speed motor and upward air discharge help minimize sound production during operation, the manufacturer reports. In addition, the UANB is designed for convenient care and maintenance. The control panel and compressor compartment are accessed by removing one panel. The top grill is also removable for easy accessibility to the condenser fan motor and coil.

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Consumer Reviews of Ruud UANB


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  • #1 of 6 Ruud Air Conditioner
  • 66.67% of customers recommended

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Ruud UANB Air Conditioner Reviews

"Worst company ever dealt with."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This company doesn't stand behind their warranty. The installer is not obligated by Ruud to fix anything that goes wrong. You are stuck with a local contractor who has no financial interest in honoring the Ruud guarantee. Read the reviews, the products are sub-par and you are left with no one to make repairs. There is a common problem or leak which Ruud apparently chooses to ignore. We should all band together and file a class action case against them for consumer fraud.

Jay Green

Manalapan, NJ

"Ruud A/C unit"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

It's been 20 years and still no problem at all. Just took a dump. I'll get another one. I notice that all the reviews on all the manufacturers lean to more unsatisfied than satisfied. People who are unhappy will always take time to complain. People who are happy will always take time to praise the product. This website proves it. Look at the reviews on the top models. More unhappy than happy.

B. Dukes

Baltimore, Md.


5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Ruud 3 ton ac 13 Seer unit installed in 1992. Replaced the low voltage contractor in 1998 that was chattering. Still works fine this summer. Used more in 2012 than previous years. The contractor that installed it gave me the contractor and I installed it. The Rudd furnace was installed in 1996 and only one service call it had a fuse blown. Its the 90 plus ng 105btu furnace. May move up to 16 Seer on the ac when I replace it.

H. Durham

Other UANB Reviews

While reviews for the Ruud UANB are scarce, Ruud products in general are regarded as highly dependable. For example, one customer announces on that the home’s Ruud air conditioner was “finally failing after 40 years.” HVAC professionals on many HVAC forums consider Ruud air conditioners to be of similar quality to Trane products and have been complimentary of Ruud’s customer service.

RUUD UANB Model Numbers

The UANB is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER BTUs per Hour
UANB-030JA 13.05 30,800
UANB-036JA 13.05 36,400

UANB Warranty

Most UANB models come with 5-year warranties for the condenser coil should it leak due to factory damage. The compressor has warranty coverage for 10 years and all other parts have a 5-year warranty. The warranty applies only for the single-phase products installed in residences after January 1, 2001.

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