Ruud heat pumps should be repaired as quickly as possible if a problem is encountered. If no problems are encountered, critical components should be replaced every three to four years to insure the unit functions optimally.
To properly maintain a Ruud heat pump, inspect the unit thoroughly every six months. If a part appears to be malfunctioning, it should be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Any critical pieces within the unit, such the main fuse and motor belt, should be replaced every two to three years to maximize the unit's lifespan, regardless of whether they have broken. Ruud heat pumps are considered durable, but customers should consider replacing any unit that is more than 10 years old with a modern heat pump.