Bryant 340AAV Furnace
Updated: Nov 22, 2015
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Overview of the 340AAV
The Bryant 340AAV is a 92.1 percent AFUE condensing gas furnace designed for new residential construction or manufactured home applications. With 12 models available, this series offers flexible installation with a 4-way multi-poise design in upflow, downflow or horizontal configurations. Units can be installed with natural or propane gas and using either 1- or 2-pipe venting.
The 340AAV is equipped with a hot surface igniter; a primary and secondary heat exchanger; and a multi-speed, direct-drive blower motor. A sealed combustion system operates quietly while reducing drafts from the outdoor air.
Additional features of this series include a scratch-resistant galvanized steel cabinet, laminated condensing heat exchanger and electronic air cleaner and humidifier connections. The 340AAV is an Energy Star-compliant system.
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Consumer Reviews of the Bryant 340AAV
Date created: 2015-11-22
Location: Madison, WI
This furnace has been in my new house for three years now, and is on its third completely unique total failure (different part ruining it each time). Absolutely junk. If you like repairing your unit every season, then this furnace is for you; otherwise, stay far, far away.
Date created: 2015-09-08
Name: Ronald D
"Bryant is not reliable"
Our home is brand new and they installed a Bryant furnace and air conditioner. We live in Michigan. This is our second summer (cooling season from June to August) owning this unit. Our TXV already went bad on our Bryant. Bryant couldn't care less. The labor cost is around $300. Our Lennox furnace and air conditioner never had any problems at our old home! We owned them for over 15 years before we sold the house and it always worked just fine. Buyer beware! There is a difference! Service calls/labor is expensive! Do you really want to deal with a company that treats their customers like crap and pay out of pocket costs every year for labor!
Date created: 2012-12-29
We live in a D.R. Horton home built in 2011. This furnace was brand new and has been nothing but problems. First it didn't run at all, but luckily was under warranty. Now, a year later it has quit working in the middle of winter and we have spent $1500 trying to repair it. It worked for one day and today has quit again. I would not recommend this furnace to anyone and I hope D.R. Horton chooses another vendor from which to purchase these units.
Other 340AAV Reviews
The Bryant 340AAV is subject to mixed reviews from forums across the web. While most contractors recommend the unit and other Bryan heating products, consumer forums such as hvac-talk.com post several troubleshooting issues. Problems include instances where the furnace only blows cold air, failure to light and failure of interior components including the pressure switch or blower.
Despite the operational issues, many contractors on hvac-talk.com and gardenweb.com have a positive view of this unit and believe it will provide quality performance with proper care and installation. However, some of these professionals mention it may be worth spending a little more to upgrade to a model with variable-speed functionality for more long-term efficiency and cost-effective performance.
Bryant 340AAV Model Numbers
The 340AAV is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Bryant provides a 5-year limited parts and 20-year limited warranty on the primary heat exchanger to the original owner. The secondary heat exchanger carries a 20-year limited labor warranty as well. Extended warranties that many include labor costs are available through Bryant dealers.