Ruud Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ruud Package Unit Reviews | Consumer RatingsRuud Package Unit Reviews - Ruud package units can be purchased in many configurations including hybrid heat pumps with backup gas heat, air conditioners with gas heat also known as gas packs, air conditioner only with optional electric heat, and heat pump package units. Ruud package units are primarily used for residential and light commercial applications. (more…)

Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews - Ruud has nearly the same gas furnace product line-up as Rheem simply because Rheem is the parent company for Ruud. The furnaces are nearly the same in build and color, and the only real difference is the name of the unit and the model numbers. We hope the Ruud gas furnace reviews page helps you make a better decision for your purchase.

I am sure we could find design differences between them, but taking a cursory comparative look at the two we observe no differences in the design of their gas furnaces. I know both of Rheems and Ruud’s Web sites are slow, sometimes dysfunctional, and cumbersome to navigate even with a high-speed internet connection. Aside from that, the two companies produce quality products.


Ruud Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Ruud Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer RatingsRuud Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Ruud is directly related to Rheem. Rheem and Rudd are sister companies under Japanese water heater manufacturer Paloma so the Rheem and Rudd product line is similar in technical features but different in name and sometimes color. The Ruud top-of-the-line model includes the Ultra series.

Whenever purchasing a new top-of-the-line condenser it is important to get a matching Ultra air handler to realize the rated efficiency on the unit. The Ultra air handler has a variable speed ECM blower which helps the efficiency of the heat pump system.

Ruud Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Select Features

Ruud has various efficiency ratings on their models from the economic model to the top-of-the-line model Ultra series. Ruud publishes that they offer heat pumps up to 20 SEER and a 13 HSPF rating which is how heat pumps are rated for efficiency purposes. Ruud is a member of AHRI so whatever efficiency ratings they list are certified by AHRI. Rheem heat pumps for selected Ruud heat pump models come with features such as:

  • Two-Stage compressors in selected Ruud heat pump high-efficiency models for better energy efficiency
  • Diagnostics control board for easier heat pump troubleshooting
  • The Copeland Scroll™ Variable Speed Compressor in select units
  • Ruud Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 85% 85%
  • Ruud Quality as Compared to Other Brands 89% 89%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 78% 78%
  • Ruud Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 90% 90%
  • Overall Ruud Opinion from a Technical Perspective 87% 87%

Ruud Heat Pump Top HSPF rating

Ruud heat Pump Top SEER Rating

Air Source Heat Pump Tips | Dual Fuel Heating

A dual fuel heat pump is a heat pump with a gas furnace for backup heating rather than electric heat strips.

Air source heat pumps have a backup heating source. In most installations, the backup heating source is electric heat strips. Electric heat strips are very cheap to install in most cases. However, while electricity is generally regarded as 100% efficient, producing it is more costly than other heating methods. For a more efficient heat pump, consider a dual fuel heat pump, or a heat pump with a gas furnace for the backup heat source. It will be more costly to install, but your monthly bills will be reduced.

Additional Features | Ruud Heat Pump Reviews

  • Humidity control when heat pump matched with the proper air handler
  • Select units equipped with electronic expansion valve for better efficiency
  • Refrigeration pressure controls to prevent the heat pump unit from running when there are serious problems with heat pump pressures
  • Conditional Unit Replacement - 10-Year and a 10-year limited parts warranty for select systems

About | Ruud Heat Pump Reviews

For a history of Ruud see Rheem gas furnaces in the menu links. Currently, both Rheem and Ruud are owned by Japanese water heater manufacturer Paloma.

For more on the Ruud heat pumps and for the latest models and efficiency ratings please see the Ruud website.

If you are considering the purchase of a new Ruud HVAC product please email us with the specific model number and any information you may on the Ruud HVAC equipment you are interested in and we will do a technical review for you. Please review the current HVAC equipment you now own.

Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Ruud Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

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Ruud Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Ruud Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer RatingsRuud Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Ruud offers several air conditioner models from 13 (excluding the 10 SEER commercial units listed) all the way up to the Ruud 20 SEER model of an air conditioner. Furthermore, Ruud air conditioners come in various sizes for residential and light commercial applications. Additionally, features of selected Ruud air conditioners include: (more…)