Ruud Achiever Series – R95T Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Dual Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,335
BTU Output:41,000 - 108,000
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The Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T is a single-stage furnace with a constant-torque ECM. It has an AFUE of 95% and is ENERGY STAR ® certified. It has features to help maintain your unit at peak performance and a reliable warranty that should cover you for most common failures of the R95T.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,335
- AFUE: up to 95%
- BTU input: 42,000 - 112,000
- BTU output: 41,000 - 108,000
- ENERGY STAR certified
- PlusOneⓇ Water Management System
The Bottom Line
The R95T is a great unit that is packed with helpful features and reliably constructed to last a long time if you maintain and service it. There is a troubleshoot option that allows you to figure out issues with your unit and the ECM motor is highly efficient in using less energy to save you money in the long haul.
Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T
- Single stage, constant-torque ECM
- LED display for diagnosing issues
- PlusOneⓇ Ignition System
Other Key Features
- Removable heat exchanger
- Serviceable in all positions
Energy and Heat Efficiency
The 4-way multi-poised design gives you flexibility in your installation, as the cabinet is accessible from any angle and is a compact unit at only 34 inches. This means that your installation should cost less since it’s able to be handled well in small spaces and that future repairs and servicing will take less time by not being bulky and causing your technician to work around a tight space.
For maintenance, the PlusOneⓇ Diagnostics 7-Segment LED displays codes to identify particular issues with your unit. The R95T can be repaired quicker with this feature since it will help you or your technician troubleshoot problematic behaviour from your unit. This may help you save on repair visits later on, since it takes out some of the guesswork of repairing.
The PlusOneⓇ Ignition System uses the Direct Spark Ignition, which is reliable and used in ovens and stoves as well. It is a tested feature that works well and lasts for a long time. The PlusOneⓇ Water Management System has a sensor to detect if the drain is blocked. In such a case, the furnace will shut off and prevent water damage from occurring and protect the unit from an unexpected failure.
The operational noise of your unit is toned down by the efficient ECM motor that works well across multiple speeds, to seamlessly deliver air without making excess noise. It also uses less electrical energy than a PSC motor. The improved airflow reduces noise by 20%, and this allows your home to be heated more evenly with quiet ease.
The Ruud warranties cover parts and the heat exchanger. Parts are covered for 10 years, however, the warranty must be registered for after installation to be valid. The heat exchanger is covered for a lifetime under normal wear. However, it is solidly constructed from aluminized steel and made to be resistant to corrosion and the high heat pressures of its use. It is also removable so should something interrupt its function, it is easy to take out and replace.
Comparable Models by Ruud
Model Comparison by Lower Price - Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T versus Ruud Achiever Series R92P
The R92P is has good value for its price and can heat your home well. It is not ENERGY STAR certified like the R95T and has a lower AFUE of 92%, however it is an efficient model that runs relatively quietly. The direct spark ignition, water management system and diagnostics are the same in the R95T and the R92P in order to troubleshoot issues like drainage blocks and other problems.
Model Comparison by Features - Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R92T
The R92T is part of the same line and is ENERGY STAR certified though it has a slightly lower AFUE rating of 92%. Both furnaces are single-stage and use constant torque to circulate heat. The heat exchanger is removable, so it can be serviced easily and it has a lifetime warranty. These models are efficient and quiet.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier - Ruud Achiever Plus Series R95T versus Ruud Achiever Plus Series R96T
This upgraded model is also ENERGY STAR certified and is made more efficient by using a two-stage heater to adjust to your heating needs more precisely. It has a higher AFUE of 96% and also uses a constant torque ECM to push heat through your home. Both models have the same diagnostic panel to help troubleshoot issues and a water management system to detect blocked drains. The warranty is the same for the R95T and the R96T, a lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger and a 10 year warranty for parts.