Ruud Achiever Series – R92T Review
AFUE:Up to 92%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,335 - $5,170
BTU Output:41,000 - 108,000
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The Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T is a single-stage, constant-torque ECM that is ENERGY STAR ® certified with an AFUE of 92%. It is an energy-efficient model that has maintenance options for homeowners and technicians.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $4,335 – $5,170
- AFUE: up to 92%
- BTU input: 42,000 – 112,000
- BTU output: 41,000 – 108,000
- ENERGY STAR certified
- PlusOneⓇ Ignition System
The Bottom Line
The R92T is a basic furnace that runs reliably and efficiently. If you’re looking to save on the upfront costs, this is a good model to consider. It has features for maintaining your unit, to give you a place to start on troubleshooting any issue with an LED display. It is also built to last, made of aluminized steel that won’t corrode or weaken from the heat.
Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T
- Single stage, constant-torque ECM
- AirFlex™ for personalized airflow
- Removable heat exchanger
Other Key Features
- PlusOneⓇ Water Management System
- 10-year warranty on parts
Energy and Heat Efficiency
The ECM motor has a range of speeds that it maintains efficient operation across, and uses less electricity to run over a PSC motor. The single-stage burner means that the furnace is either off or on, which is a simple model that can effectively heat your home.
The PlusOneⓇ Ignition System is designed to be a reliable unit that should last a long time. It features a Direct Spark Ignition that is also used in ovens and stoves. The PlusOneⓇ Water Management System works to ensure that your home and unit isn’t damaged by a clogged drain. It senses if the drain becomes blocked and shuts off the furnace for you to have it fixed.
The unit itself stands at 34 inches tall, so it’s quite compact for installation in small spaces. This also means that repairs and maintenance can be done quickly without too much hassle for the technician trying to fit in the space and move around as they fix the unit. It is easily accessed with quarter turn door fasteners and can be installed in any position since it is designed as a 4-way poise and the blower shelf is accessible in any position.
The PlusOneⓇ Diagnostic 7-Segment LED is a display that with show codes that correspond to specific issues with the unit, to help homeowners and technicians troubleshoot the problem and waste less time fixing what’s wrong.
For noise control, the heat exchanger has improved airflow that cuts back on operational sound by 20%. Without having to forcefully push air through your system, the fan doesn’t need to work extra hard, which often will create excess noise. The air can flow smoothly and the fan won’t need to stop and start, making a clanging sound each time it does.
The Ruud warranty covers parts conditionally for 10 years since you’re required to register your furnace. There is also a limited lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger, which is removable for easier servicing. The heat exchanger is built for reliability and constructed of aluminized steel. It is very resistant to corrosion and thermal fatigue, especially since it’s under a lot of pressure.
Comparable Models by Ruud
Model Comparison by Lower Price – Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T versus Ruud Achiever Series R92P
The R92P is a similar unit in a lower Ruud line, and works mostly the same as the R92T but it is not ENERGY STAR certified. The R92P, like the R92T, has an AFUE rating of 92% and is a single-stage furnace. It uses a PSC motor rather than the more efficient ECM that conserves energy across multiple operating speeds. The warranty for parts is the same for both models, but the R92T has a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger where the R92P only has 20 years. Both are quiet units with removable heat exchangers for easy servicing and replacement.
Model Comparison by Features – Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T
The R95T is a higher model in the same line and has an AFUE of 95%. It is ENERGY STAR certified as well, and like the R92T it is a single stage, constant torque furnace. It operates efficiently across speeds and is quiet when in use. Both models have the same warranties on parts and heat exchangers. For durability and troubleshooting, the diagnostics system and water management system are featured in the R92T and the R95T to detect drain blocks and other issues.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier – Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R96T
The R96T is a higher model in the same line and therefore shares a lot of the same features with the R92T unit. They are both ENERGY STAR certified furnaces that are efficient and eco-friendly. However, the R96T has a higher AFUE rating and is that much more efficient than the R92T. The R96T is a two-stage furnace, meaning that it can be on a lower level to accomplish the same task that the R92T performs at one heating level. They are covered by the same warranties, for the heat exchanger and the parts. Both units operate at a quiet decibel and are reliable.