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Ruud Furnace Overview

Ruud has competed in the home heating, cooling and water heating industry for more than a century. Nowadays, the company offers a range of furnaces to meet different needs. Nevertheless, sorting through your options can be confusing. To help you decide, here is an in-depth look at Ruud furnaces.

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2.8

  • Very Satisfied
    35
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    3
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    7
  • Very Unsatisfied
    42
  • #1 of 5 Ruud Furnace
  • 41.57% of customers recommended

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Furnace overview

There are two basic types of Ruud furnaces: gas furnaces and oil furnaces. Each has its own unique features, advantages and drawbacks for different homes.

Both gas and oil furnaces share a cabinet in your home with the indoor parts of your air conditioner. The two systems also share a thermostat and a series of ducts. Homes without air conditioners can still have traditional furnaces installed.

Although gas furnaces and oil furnaces are similar in many ways, it is important to understand their differences. Natural gas is less expensive than oil, and natural gas furnaces are more eco-friendly and more efficient than oil furnaces. However, these units are more expensive up front and can only be installed if natural gas is available in your area.

Oil furnaces are less expensive than natural gas furnaces, but fuel prices vary based on the volatile oil market. Oil is less environmentally friendly than gas, and oil furnace owners must schedule regular cleanings and oil deliveries. However, those living in very cold regions should note that oil provides more heat per BTU (British thermal unit) than gas.

All furnaces are rated for energy efficiency. The rating is a percentage known as the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), which explains how much of the energy consumed by the furnace becomes heat rather than being lost. A higher percentage indicates a more efficient unit.

Ruud furnace series and models

U98-V

Type

  • Gas furnace

Features

  • Econet enabled — smart monitoring system that delivers remote service assistance, maintenance alerts and precise climate control
  • PlusOne Water Management System — shuts off the furnace if a drain becomes blocked
  • Variable speed blower motor and modulating gas valve

Tech specs

  • Available in three and five-ton models
  • 34 in. high x 17.5 in. wide x 29.625 in. deep (three-ton) to 34 in. x 24.5 in. x 29.625 in. (five-ton)
  • 60,000 to 115,000 BTUs depending on size

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • Starting at $1,650, depending on size, plus installation
  • Pricing may vary based on geographic region, installation difficulty and home size
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for the most updated pricing

R96T

Type

  • Gas furnace

Features

  • Two-stage operation
  • Direct spark ignition
  • PlusOne Water Management System

Tech specs

  • Available in three and five-ton models
  • 34 in. high x 17.5 in. wide x 29.625 in. deep (three-ton) to 34 in. x 24.5 in. x 29.625 in. (five-ton)
  • 40,000 to 115,000 BTUs depending on size

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • Starting at $1,500, depending on size, plus installation
  • Exact costs vary according to region, home size and the difficulty of installation
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for a detailed estimate based on your needs

R801C

Type

  • Gas furnace

Features

  • Entry-level, budget-friendly
  • Constant torque motor
  • Removable heat exchanger

Tech specs

  • Available in three and five-ton models
  • 34 in. high x 21 in. wide x 28.063 in. deep (three-ton) to 34 in. x 24.5 in. x 28.063 in. (five-ton)
  • 70,000 to 125,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • AFUE 80%

Pricing

  • Starting at $800, depending on size, plus installation
  • Costs vary by geographic location, installation difficulty and home size
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for the most accurate price estimate

ROCB-E

Type

  • Oil furnace

Features

  • ECM motor
  • Three-pass heat exchanger
  • Variety of options for different installation needs

Tech specs

  • Available in two and five-ton models
  • 40 in. high x 44.5 in. wide x 22.063 in. deep (two-ton) to 40 in. x 50.625 in. x 22.063 in. (Highboy)
  • 70,000 to 105,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • 86.5% AFUE

Pricing

  • $1,785 to $2,135, plus installation
  • Pricing may vary by your home’s size, your geographic area and how difficult the installation is
  • For the most accurate cost estimate, contact a local HVAC professional

ROCA-P

Type

  • Oil furnace

Features

  • Four-speed direct drive motor
  • External cleanout ports
  • Standard Honeywell controls

Tech specs

  • Four and five-ton models available
  • 40 in. high x 20.25 in. wide x 47.5 in. deep (four-ton), 56.5 in. x 25.5 in. x 38 in. (five-ton)
  • 84,000 to 175,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • AFUE 85.9%

Pricing

  • $1,600 to $2,265, depending on size, plus installation
  • Pricing tends to vary based on geographic location, home size and difficulty of the installation
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for a detailed estimate

Care and maintenance

Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to the safety, efficiency and lifespan of both gas and oil furnaces. If you have a gas furnace and no pets, change the filter every 90 days. Those with pets should change it every 60 days. If you have multiple furry friends, or if anyone in your home has severe allergies or asthma, you may need to change your filter more often – perhaps every 20 days. 

Check the flames in the burner every so often to make sure they are burning a clean blue. Listen for any strange noises or vibrations. Have your furnace serviced annually in the fall before the heating season begins.

Soot and debris are natural byproducts of an oil furnace. Change the filter and carefully clean the furnace right before cold weather sets in and again halfway through the heating season. Inspect the outside of the furnace for soot periodically and listen for vibrations or odd noises. Check the smoke coming out of the chimney to make sure it isn’t black. Have your furnace professionally serviced each fall.

Ruud furnace warranties

Ruud warranties vary depending on the exact model you choose. Lower end oil furnaces carry a five-year parts warranty and a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, while the highest end Ultra series gas furnaces offer a 10-year parts warranty, a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty and a limited lifetime conditional unit replacement warranty. 

In addition, extended warranties may be available through your dealer. Ask your HVAC professional for specific warranty information for your chosen unit.

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