Ruud Achiever RRPL Series Self-Contained 14 SEER 2 – 5 Ton Package Gas Electric Unit featuring R-410A Refrigerant Review
The Ruud Achiever RRPL gas/electric package unit is a 14 SEER/80% AFUE model designed for use in moderate and warm climates. It can be installed on the ground or the roof for convenience and comes in sizes from 2-5 tons for cooling. This is not an Energy Star rated gas pack; its efficiency is about average for gas package units. Ruud built it with many of their top components, so getting 15+ years of service from this model is very possible, especially when you have it maintained often. It cools with an electric AC and heats with a gas furnace.
This Ruud Achiever RRPL 14 SEER gas/electric package unit review gives you the data you need to make an informed decision about this model. Our list of gas package unit reviews covers many of the most popular gas/electric package units so you can compare them head to head without leaving this site.
Top Features of the Ruud Achiever RRPL Series Self-Contained Package Gas Electric Unit
- 14 SEER electric air conditioner cooling is not Energy Star rated.
- 80% AFUE gas heating is not Energy Star rated.
- Ruud’s Scroll compressor is highly-rated for performance and durability.
- Heavy-duty galvanized cabinet is powder-coated for appearance and longevity.
- Louvered condenser protection prevents damage while allowing proper air flow.
- In-shot burners and draft inducer improve performance of the furnace.
- Direct spark ignition and remote flame sensors maximize efficiency.
- Tubular heat exchanger is rugged, corrosion-resistant and durable.
Ruud Achiever RRPL Series Package Gas Electric Unit Price
Ruud keeps the cost of these units fairly competitive. We include pricing in all our HVAC reviews so you can compare packaged units against one another or against components needed to build a split system. Here are current prices for the Ruud RRPL gas pack with electric cooling.
2 ton Ruud Achiever RRPL gas pack: $3,159
3 ton Ruud Achiever RRPL gas pack: $3,389
4 ton Ruud Achiever RRPL gas pack: $3,749
5 ton Ruud Achiever RRPL gas pack: $4,149
Ruud Achiever RRPL Series 14 SEER Package Gas Electric Unit Warranty
Ruud’s warranty package is about average for gas packs.
Residential warranty: Lifetime coverage on the heat exchanger, 10-year coverage on the compressor, 10-year general parts coverage.
Commercial warranty: 20-year heat exchanger warranty, 5-year compressor coverage, 1-year general parts coverage.
Installation and Maintenance Counts
Even a quality gas package unit won’t perform if the installation is done poorly or if the unit is not maintained. Start by getting at least 3 written estimates and choosing the qualified contractor with the best experience. Then, have the unit maintained every 1-2 years if it’s used as a residential model, every 6-12 months in commercial settings. You’ll get the best efficiency and durability from your Ruud Achiever RRPL Series gas/electric package unit when you do.