Consumer Reports Rates Ruud #1 For Furnace Reliability


Ardmore Fresh Air is a family-owned and operated business which was established more than 40 years ago and we are honored to be a Pro Partner with Ruud, a highly reputable manufacturer of furnaces and cooling equipment.

Each member of the team at Ardmore Fresh Air has a great deal of experience helping customers select the perfect furnace for their home or business. And as we have guided many customers throughout the Chicagoland area in making smart residential and commercial heating purchases, Ruud furnaces have continued to be one of the most popular and reliable items we install.

Now Consumer Reports has released their findings for gas furnace reliability for 2016 and Ruud furnaces were ranked FIRST! Consumer Reports accumulated information and feedback from over 21,000 people who reported about their gas furnace installations from 2011 until the spring of 2016.

What they ranked the companies by was the rate at which gas furnaces break down or stop functioning well enough to sufficiently heat a home. Ruud gas furnaces based on their information and feedback have an 8% breakdown rate, coming in first ahead of all other furnace manufacturers. Trane and American Standard tied for second at 9%, while many companies including Bryant, Carrier, and Lennox finished with numbers in the 10-15% range. York furnaces reportedly have a 19% breakdown rate, worst by far among the major brands.

Here is the graph from Consumer Reports comparing the different brands:

So if you are considering replacing your furnace in the near future, or possibly you are facing serious heating complications right now, give Ardmore Fresh Air a call today! We are proud to carry the best gas furnaces from Ruud including the Ruud U97V Ultra Series Gas Furnace. The extremely reliable Ultra Series Gas Furnace comes standard with the Ruud-exclusive PlusOne Ignition System. This proven direct spark ignition (DSI) is one of the most reliable ignition systems available today. Used exclusively by Ruud in the Heating and Cooling industry, this proven technology is also used on ovens and stoves — appliances that you rely on daily to ignite.

Replacing an ancient heating system with modern equipment means you will have a more energy-efficient solution in place. This translates to less wear and tear on the system because it won’t have to work so hard. You can also expect to see reductions in your heating bill when you put a new system in place.

So call our friendly staff at (847) 792-1019 or contact us online and ask about Ruud furnaces if you want to know more about replacing your dated heating system with a new furnace from the most reliable brand on the market.