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Ruud Air Conditioners

While RUUD was originally established on its founder’s invention of the first automatic water heater, the company has been making heating and cooling units for the past 60 years. RUUD has a variety of air conditioners to choose from, several of which are eligible for a federal tax credit. If you’re considering a system for your own home, here is some more information to get you started.

Costs

The cost of a RUUD air conditioner depends on the size, make and model of the system you’re interested in. You can find a RUUD dealer near you here, or contact a licensed HVAC contractor for help selecting the right system.

Pros

Seven of their units qualify for a federal tax credit.

RUUD offers a variety of air conditioners in different sizes with different SEER ratings.

Over half of their units are Energy Star rated.

Cons

To receive any part replacements under the warranty, the RUUD unit must be registered.

Their top SEER rating is 18, slightly lower than other companies.

Durability

You can expect your RUUD air conditioner to last the industry standard of 12-15 years—as long as the unit is properly installed and maintained. It’s crucial that you clean and service your air conditioner regularly to avoid costly repairs later on.

Maintenance

To keep your air conditioner operating properly, remove and clean or replace the filter once a month. Clear away any dirt and debris that may be blocking the unit’s air flow, and call a professional to perform a routine maintenance check once a year in the spring.

Common Questions and Answers

Do RUUD air conditioning units need to be covered in the winter?

No, even air conditioners that operate seasonally are meant to withstand any type of weather condition.

If an outdoor RUUD unit has to be replaced, should the indoor unit be replaced as well?

Yes, RUUD units are designed to work together, so if one needs to be replaced the other should be replaced as well. This will ensure that you receive the highest energy efficiency rating possible with your particular unit.

History

RUUD was first established when Norwegian engineer Edwin Ruud created the first successful automatic water heater in the early 1900’s. It wasn’t the 1950’s, however, that RUUD began manufacturing heating and cooling equipment.

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