This Ruud furnace review will examine the brand’s models, efficiency ratings, features, prices, warranty, and more.
Average Price: $2600 – $6000
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Good: A mid-range priced brand Ruud offers a variety of energy efficiencies to choose from for Canadians looking to upgrade their existing home heating systems in favour of saving money on their monthly energy bills.
Want: Although Ruud does offer distinction amongst their model tiers, they could sharpen their competitive edge by offering extended warranty coverage, similar to what we see with Coleman® and ComfortMaker® , with regard to unit replacement.
The Bottom Line: Energy efficient propane and natural gas furnaces at affordable pricing. Consumers seeking energy savings, will not be disappointed, with over half of Ruud’s product lineup receiving ENERGY STAR certification.
Final Score: 7.6/10
Efficiency/AFUE – 8/10
Ruud manufactures a range of economy, high and premium efficiency natural gas furnaces for Canadian consumers to choose from.
- 5 out of 8 Ruud furnace models are ENERGY STAR certified
- 1 out of 8 Ruud furnace models offer entry-level energy efficiency with an AFUE rating of 92%.
- 6 out of 8 Ruud furnace models moderate to high-efficiency between 95% and 96% AFUE
- 1 out of 8 Ruud furnace models feature a premium level of efficiency with 97% AFUE
Innovative Technology and Additional Features – 7/10
- Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System
- Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Water Management System
- Industry-First PlusOne™ Diagnostics
- EcoNet™ Enabled
Pricing – 8/10
*The pricing listed below is intended as a general guideline only. Pricing may vary according to installation factors, city or region, the company or distributor you deal with, etc.
Consumers interested in upgrading to a Ruud propane or natural gas furnace should expect to pay between $2600-6000. This pricing is provided as a rough estimate only, and may vary by distributor, location or installation.
Price vs. Value:
Consumers receive good value with Ruud’s competitive pricing, decent warranty coverage, and a variety of energy efficient natural gas furnace models to choose from.
Types of Furnaces – 8/10
- Single Stage – R95T, R95P and R92P
- Two Stage – U96V and R96P
- Modulating/Variable – U97V, RGGE and RGJF
Warranty – 8/10
Ruud’s comprehensive warranty coverage is well matched to other mid-range priced brands like: Armstrong Air and
- Limited lifetime heat exchanger
- Limited conditional unit replacement – RGGE, RGJF and U97V
- 10 year limited parts warranty
- 20 year limited heat exchanger warranty – R92P
Ruud Furnace Model Breakdown & Comparison
Ruud‘s attention to detail and quality manufacturing has made them a longstanding brand in the HVAC industry, dating back to the early 1950s.
Ruud’s Economy Natural Gas Furnaces
The Achiever Series offers consumers entry and moderate levels of energy efficiency natural gas furnace models. Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System, PSC motor, Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Water Management System, and Industry-First PlusOne™ Diagnostics make Ruud’s economy priced natural gas furnace models an attractive option for consumers looking for innovative technologies while being mindful of cost.
|R92P||Up to 92%||40,000 – 115,000|
|R95P||Up to 95%||40,000 – 115,000|
Economy Tier Warranty Coverage: All models in the Ruud Achiever Series receive limited lifetime heat exchanger* and limited 10 year parts warranty coverage.
*Please note that the Ruud R92P natural gas furnace model in the Achiever Series is eligible for 20 year limited heat exchanger coverage and limited 10 year parts. Speak with your local distributor for more details regarding warranty protection.
Ruud’s Mid-Range Gas Furnaces
Consumers seeking ENERGY STAR certified furnace models will want to pay close attention to the R95T furnace in this mid-range priced model tier. The Achiever Plus Series boasts the following innovative technologies and additional features: Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System, Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Water Management System, ECM motor. PSC motor and Industry-First PlusOne™ Diagnostics.
Achiever Plus Series
|R95T||Up to 95%||40,000 – 115,000|
|R96P||Up to 96%||40,000 – 115,000|
Mid-Range Tier Warranty Coverage: Models in the Ruud Achiever Plus Series are covered with a limited 10 year parts and limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty plan.
Ruud’s Premium Gas Furnaces
The Modulating/Variable Speed and Two Stage natural gas furnace models in the Ruud Ultra Series are ENERGY STAR certified. The Ultra Series boasts many additional technologies, including: Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Ignition System, Ruud-Exclusive PlusOne™ Water Management System, Industry-First PlusOne™ Diagnostics, and EcoNet™ Enabled.
|U97V||Up to 97%||60,000 – 115,000|
|U96V||Up to 96%||40,000 – 115,000|
|RGGE||Up to 96%||60,000 – 120,000|
|RGJF||Up to 96%||60,000 – 120,000|
Premium Tier Warranty Coverage: limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty, and limited 10 year parts. RGGE, RGJF and U97V are protected by the above warranty coverage and are also eligible for a limited lifetime conditional unit replacement warranty*
*speak directly with your local distributor for more information regarding warranty coverage for specific models