The Ruud Achiever heat pump, with its low profile design, is meant for efficient heating and cooling for single family, multifamily and light commercial properties. It has an efficiency rating of up to 15.5 SEER and 10.7 HSPF.
For durability and reliability, the body of the heat pump is strengthened by a louvered, wrap-around jacket made of galvanized steel. A powder-painted cabinet protects the copper tube and aluminum fin coil. Ruud models must pass a 1,000-hour salt spray test to ensure they can endure harsh weather extremes. The grille/motor is mounted under the discharge grill, providing protection for the motor windings and bearings. Easy access to the internal equipment is made possible by one removable service panel and top grill. Designed for quiet operation, the air is discharged upward and the PSC fan motor usually operates on a low, quiet speed. Such features also contribute to the unit’s efficiency.
While regular, professional maintenance is recommended for Ruud heat pumps, the compressor does not require oiling. The fan motors are protected with pre-lubricated sleeve bearing, and filters must be checked monthly and kept clean as needed.
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