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Bryant Evolution 80v Furnace

2.8 of 5 stars 6 reviews | #9 of 16 Furnaces
Updated: Jan 3, 2018 | Read more about Bryant Furnaces | Evolution 80v Warranty

Overview of Evolution 80v

The Bryant Evolution Plus 80v Furnace is Bryant's top-of-the-line model in an 80% efficient furnace. Both natural gas and propane furnaces are available in the Evolution Line. This furnace is rated with an AFUE of up to 80%. This is a two-stage, four-way multipoise model with a variable speed blower motor for personal preference. The design of the Bryant Evolution Plus 80v Furnace is CSA certified.

Furnace Filters for the Bryant Evolution 80v

Air Flow Configuration Cabinet Width Filters
All 14-1/2" 1 14x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
1 16x25x1 filter
(side air return)
All 17-1/2" 1 16x25x1 filter
(side air return)
1 16x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
All 21" 1 16x25x1 filter
(side air return)
1 20x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
All 24" 1 16x25x1 filter
(side air return)
1 24x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)

Consumer Reviews of the Evolution 80v

1 of 5 stars Iowa
Date created: 2018-01-03

Poor Quality

Bought furnace in Fall 2015. Worked great the first year. It has broken every year since whenever it gets very cold. Would never recommend this brand.

5 of 5 stars San Jose, CA
Date created: 2017-04-30

Great furnace

A very quiet and efficient furnace. Love the variable speed fan and 2- stage heat. Makes the Home very comfortable. For maximum utilization of all the features include a Bryant Evolution Connex thermostat. If you do not use the Connex thermostat, the furnace has adaptive controls to run the furnace but you sacrifice control of some of the features for your specific home.

1 of 5 stars Austin, TX
Date created: 2016-10-06

Expensive early failure

Air handler stopped running, but compressor and compressor fan still ran. Complete system just 2 years old. 10-year parts warranty is not worth much when parts fail after just 2 years. Diagnostic costs were $141 and labor to replace the blower motor and control panel was $286. The replacement time after parts were procured was under 10 minutes! Online, the motor could be had for $155 and the control panel was $43. I paid $427 for this warranty work. Pretty obvious to me that I paid for the "free" parts through grossly overcharged labor rates. Won't ever buy or recommend this brand again.

4 of 5 stars Detroit, Michigan.
Date created: 2015-12-07

Review of my Bryant Furnace and why it is the best Furnace to go with.

I have owned this furnace for about 1 year. It is affordable and it works decent. The quality is nothing to complain about, although the customer service can use a little improvement. I never had to have someone come out and repair it, but I did have a few questions and I did call Customer Service before. It seemed as if they were too busy to give me any good answers to my questions and it seemed as if my questions were not an important matter to them. However, besides that, this furnace is a pretty decent one and the quality of it is about a 7/10. I probably might try a different brand in the future and I'm not sure if I would recommend anyone to purchase it, but I do recommend looking into one of these furnaces.

5 of 5 stars Deerfield, Il
Date created: 2012-02-06

Furnace in Attic

I moved into my house about ten years ago and was very unhappy with my Lennox furnace that was installed in my attic above my bedroom. It was very noisy and it seemed like I was always having to replace parts. Then one year our heating company found a crack in the furnace and recommended a Bryant furnace to us. We have been very happy it is quiet and dependable. I also actually noticed a savings on my gas bill.

1 of 5 stars Woodland Park, CO
Date created: 2011-04-04

I Am Very Disappointed

My furnace is only 6 years old, and the ECM Module went out. I was told this part cost $1,000 to replace. I am very disappointed that my repair bill was over $1,200 in a relatively new furnace. I feel this furnace was defective or sub-standard to start with. No one from Bryant has contacted me after I emailed them all of the information. I don't feel this furnace is safe. I would never recommend a Bryant furnace to anyone.

Other Evolution 80v Reviews

Comments on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites are rather critical regarding certain parts of Bryant Furnaces:

  • Bryant has had absolutely no problems whatsoever over the past 20 years, according to a guest at the HVAC-Talk forums, but the compressor keeps failing. Poorly installed or designed wiring affects part-performance.
  • With other Bryant units, a couple of others at the HVAC-Talk forums insist that the problem involves the pilot, not the compressor. As a result, the flame either won't go on or immediately goes out after ignition
  • Bryant's five-wire valves are confounding and troublesome, according to one service tech at the HVAC-Talk forums. Pilot activation, which is essential for the heater or boiler to work, is hindered, and therefore no flame can be lit. Bryant's wiring makes maintenance and repair all the more difficult in the process.

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Bryant Evolution 80v Model Numbers

The Evolution 80v is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
315AAV036070 80 66,000
315AAV048090 80 88,000
315AAV066110 80 110,000
315AAV066135 80 132,000
315AAV066155 80 154,000
315JAV036070 80 66,000
315JAV036070* 80 63,000
315JAV048090 80 88,000
315JAV048090* 80 84,000
315JAV066110 80 110,000
315JAV066110* 80 105,000
315JAV066135 80 132,000
315JAV066135* 80 126,000
315JAV066155 80 154,000
315JAV066155* 80 147,000

Evolution 80v Warranty

Bryant furnaces come with a 5-year limited warranty on all parts. The heat exchanger, however, has a 20-year limited warranty.

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