Ruud Achiever Heat Pump Overview

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.

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Consumer Reviews of Ruud Achiever

1.8

  • Very Satisfied
    2
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    8
  • #3 of 7 Ruud Heat Pump
  • 20% of customers recommended

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Ruud Achiever Heat Pump Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 10 reviews

"Worst on the market"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installed 6+ years and over 9 service calls and need another one now. I'll buy Trane or others in the future.

Randall Lincoln

Missouri

"It Lasts Forever"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My Ruud Achiever is over 25 years old and still going strong. If R22 was still the standard refrigerant, I would not replace the unit.

Jerry Ginsberg

Garden Grove, CA

"Does the Job"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This is a great unit. The moderator on this site is blocking some decent reviews on the Rheem heat pump but they both do the job, especially on those cold winter nights.

G.Ford

Post Falls,ID

"Ruud Heat/Air Conditioner"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Our heat pump/air conditioner has been giving us nothing but problems ever since we purchased it! Would not recommend it to anyone!

Seaborn Lott

Columbia, MS

"Junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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,

ronnie wheat

tompkinsville ky.

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.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
RQNL-B024JK 13 / 7.7 0
RQNL-B030JK 13 / 7.7 0
RQNL-B036CK 13 / 7.7 0
RQNL-B036JK 13 / 7.7 0
RQNL-B042CK 13 / 7.7 0
RQNL-B042JK 13 / 7.7 0
RQPL-B024JK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B030JK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B036CK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B036JK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B042CK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B042JK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B048CK 14 / 8 0
RQPL-B048JK 14 / 8 0
RQPM-A036CK 14 / 8 0
RQPM-A036JK 14 / 8 0
RQPM-A048CK 14 / 8 0
RQPM-A048JK 14 / 8 0
UPNL-018JAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPNL-024JAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPNL-031JAZ 13 / 9.5 0
UPNL-036CAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-036DAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-036JAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPNL-042CAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-042DAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-042JAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-043CAZ 13 / 9.5 0
UPNL-043DAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-043JAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-049CAZ 13 / 9.5 0
UPNL-049DAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-049JAZ 13 / 9 0
UPNL-060CAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPNL-060DAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPNL-060JAZ 13 / 8.5 0
UPQL-018JAZ 15.5 / 9.5 0
UPQL-024JAZ 15 / 9 0
UPQL-030JAZ 15.5 / 9 0
UPQL-036JAZ 15.5 / 10 0
UPQL-042JAZ 15.5 / 9.5 0
UPQL-048JAZ 15 / 9 0
UPQL-060JAZ 14.5 / 9.5 0

Achiever Warranty

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.

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