Outdoor wood burning furnaces should be compatible with almost all HVAC systems however there are some brands that are not able to run with just any kind of heating system giving you a huge headache. Rudd is a popular brand that saves homeowners all the trouble of looking for a compatible wood burning furnace. Rudd has heating appliance models are versatile and cost efficient. This article features Rudd and how it became one of the most popular companies over the years.
Ruud Manufacturing Co. produces central air conditioners, heat pumps and gas and oil furnaces. Ruud is owned by Rheem, which is owned by Paloma Co. Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan. The company’s North American headquarters are located in Atlanta.
Ruud markets residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment primarily under the Ultra, Achiever and Value trade names. Ultra air conditioners can reach up to 19.5 SEER, although the Value Series units (when combined with complementary units) can reach up to 16 SEER. Unique features of these units include a fully-communicating thermostat and Comfort Control diagnostic system.
Ruud has single- and 2-stage heat pump models. These units range from 15 to 17 SEER. Gas furnaces offer a similar range of single- and 2-stage motors, with AFUE from 80 to 96 percent. A single oil furnace, the 86.5 percent AFUE Achiever, rounds out the manufacturer’s furnace offerings.
Where it all began
Edwin Ruud was a Norwegian mechanical engineer, founded Ruud more than 100 years ago, when he was busy manufacturing an automatic water heater in the 1880s. Ruud began offering heating and air conditioning equipment in the 1950s. Rheem acquired Ruud in 1959, while Paloma Industries acquired Rheem in 1988.
How to contact RUUD
Ruud Heating & Cooling Products
5600 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: (479) 646-4311
Warranties for Ruud products depending on the unit. Residential air conditioners and heat pumps generally offer a 5- to 10-year limited parts warranty and a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty. Furnaces carry the same range of parts warranties. Extended service protection options are available.
To receive full Rudd warranty benefits, consumers are encouraged to register their products online within 60 days of installation. This can be done by calling their representatives.
Reviews for interested consumers:
“Great Selections from Ruud’s Furnace Line to Fit All Homeowners Needs”
Ruud furnaces are very reliable, cost effective, and attractive. There is a vast line of furnaces offered by Ruud, including the 90+ and 95+ modulating furnace which offers a Lifetime Unit Replacement. How can you beat that?
Two of these units were installed in our new home 15 years ago and they are both fantastic work horses. I had to replace the igniter in the downstairs unit this year and will be replacing the blower motor in the upstairs unit soon. Total of about $250 in repairs over 15 years is fantastic. No other maintenance has been done to the units. I will definitely replace them with similar units whenever they finally wear out.