In today’s world of ever changing technology we all strive to be well informed so we can make the best decisions for our family. Choosing a furnace is really no different than any other purchase we make. In fact we may put a little more effort into searching for a unit that is reliable and can stand the test of time. This can be a purchase that should stick with us for the next 15 – 20 years.
We all want to ask ourselves, What should I be looking for in a furnace?
Here at Joel Smith Heating we have decided to use the RUUD brand as our equipment of choice. We have been pleased with its features and the reliability over the years. RUUD has also been found to be one of the more reliable brands according to a leading consumer magazine as well.
What do Good Furnaces Have in Common?
The best furnaces are efficient in both gas and electrical consumption. They keep a home warm and comfortable. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. They are quiet, long-lasting and low in service frequency and cost.
Which Furnaces are Energy Efficient?
When we search for energy efficiency we want to compare the overall energy consumption to heat our homes. This not only includes the gas efficiency rating, but we also want to consider how much electricity is used to move the air through our homes. RUUD offers a variety of furnaces that have 95% and above efficiency rating. They also have two models, the U96V & the U97V, which offer a more efficient ECM blower motor. This motor consumes 75% less electricity than a standard motor.
What Helps RUUD Stand Apart from the Crowd?
RUUD has been an industry leader in Heat Exchanger design for decades. They have used a very reliable tubular design, unlike the style many of the other brands have used over the years this heat exchanger has proved to be durable and worthy of imitation.
Another feature that separates the RUUD product is the Direct Spark Ignition system. This has proved to be far superior to the Hot Surface design that other brands have implemented. A consistent reliable ignition system is needed to provide reliable heating cycles in our long cold winters.
RUUD too has been an industry leader in the low profile design of the unit itself. The design of this furnace has also resulted in a very quiet operation because of the insulated cabinets and sealed doors.
RUUD now offers a 10 year parts warranty along with a Limited Lifetime Heat Exchanger warranty.
Remember that even the best furnaces need a little TLC from time to time to keep them running at their optimal efficiency and performance.