Ruud Achiever Series – R92P Review
AFUE:Up to 92%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Single Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,335
BTU Output:39,000 - 104,000
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The Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92P is a single-stage furnace with an AFUE of 92%. The R92P has some of the features of the top tier Ruud models and is a reliable unit with good coverage warranties.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,335
- AFUE: up to 92%
- BTU input: 42,000 - 112,000
- BTU output: 39,000 - 104,000
- Removable heat exchanger
- PlusOneⓇ Water Management System
The Bottom Line
The R92P is a reliable unit that is lower in overall cost since it doesn’t have the same bells and whistles of top models. However, it has maintenance features that help you as a homeowner to keep the unit in top shape to last a long time. It is made of durable materials that are resistant to rust and heat, so that it won’t be leaving you out in the cold.
- Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92P
- Single stage, multi-position PSC
- PlusOneⓇ Ignition System
- Compact design at 34 inches
Other Key Features
- Quarter turn door fasteners
- Lifetime warranty on heat exchanger
Energy and Heat Efficiency
The R92P has the PlusOneⓇ Diagnostics 7-Segment LED display so it’s easier to troubleshoot and maintain your unit. Without having to use too much guesswork, you or your technician can figure out what the issue is and set on fixing it quickly so labour costs aren’t as high.
The PlusOneⓇ Ignition System uses a Direct Spark Ignition, which is tested to be reliable and long-lasting. Another feature that is helpful for maintaining your unit is the PlusOneⓇ Water Management System that senses when the drain is clogged. This feature helps you to avoid water damage and issues with the unit so you don’t have to worry about costly repairs later on. You can also access the unit without tools since it features quarter turn door fasteners that let you or your technician get right to work.
Installation is made easier and less costly since the RJGF has a 34-inch cabinet that is optimal for tight spaces, especially when it comes to servicing the unit later on. Tough jobs that are hard to work in often result in costly repairs. The blower shelf is also designed in such a way that in any of the four possible positions, it can be maintained and serviced with relative ease.
For noise reduction, airflow on the R92P has been improved by 20% to run efficiently without wasted effort and lower the cost of your energy bill. Air that can flow freely through your ductwork is less likely to cause the fan to push harder and will reduce sound associated with the fan.
The Ruud warranty covers parts for 10-years, which is conditional upon registration. They also offer a 20 year limited warranty on the heat exchanger, should it fail under normal use. However, the heat exchanger is a solid part, made of aluminized steel and highly resistant to corrosion and the pressures of the heat that it’s under.
Comparable Models by Ruud
Model Comparison by Features - Ruud Achiever Series R92P versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T
The R92T is a slightly upgraded model to the R92P, but they share a lot of the same traits. The R92T has the same AFUE of 92% and is also a single-stage furnace. The 10 year warranty covers parts for both units, but the R92T has a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger rather than only 20 years. Both are quiet in operation, though the R92P is not ENERGY STAR ® certified. Removable heat exchangers in both models mean they are easy to service or replace.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier - Ruud Achiever Series R92P versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R96T
As a model higher up in the Ruud line, the R96T is ENERGY STAR certified and has a higher AFUE of 96%. It is more efficient than the R92P, and it is a two-stage furnace so it can accommodate heating needs with more precision. Both units have a diagnostic panel for troubleshooting errors and use a direct spark ignition in order to start the heating. The water management system can detect blockages in both units, and act accordingly. They are both quietly running units, though the R96T may be softer in sound when it uses the first stage of heating.