Bryant Heat Pumps

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Bryant Heat Pump Overview

Heat pumps are dual function devices that cool a house in the summer and heat it in the winter. They transfer heat against the gradient along which it would normally flow. Heat pumps can thus be a good investment for homes located in climates with fluctuating weather.

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  • #12 of 71 Heat Pumps
  • 36.11% of customers recommended

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Evolution Preferred Evolution Extreme

Bryant makes three different classes of heat pumps: Legacy, Preferred, and Evolution.


The Legacy heat pump has a SEER of 16 and an HSPF of 9.0. These numbers represent relatively high efficiency, even though this is the weakest of Bryant's models. At 76 decibels, the Legacy is relatively loud.

This model, along with the other heat pumps listed here, uses Puron refrigerant instead of Freon. This substance does not emit ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons, and thereby brings the air conditioners into compliance with federal regulations.


The Preferred Series heat pumps have SEERs of 16.5 and HSPFs of 9.5. It improves on the Legacy by adding, for one thing, a two-stage scroll compressor. All of these products have scroll compressors, which means they use a circular motion. The two-stage compressor is additionally helpful, because it prevents the heat pump from having to operate at full speed when the weather is not particularly extreme.

The Preferred, as well as the Evolution, is equipped by the DuraGuard® Plus Protection Package. This is a series of coatings and other interventions that decrease susceptibility to the elements.

Preferred Compact

The Preferred Compact is a particularly small model of heat pump, designed to fit into a space on a roof or a deck. As such, it's not quite as efficient as the other pumps. It has a maximum SEER of 15.5 and a maximum HSPF of 9.0. However, it is the quietest of all these units, producing only 66 decibels of noise.

The Preferred and Preferred Compact both use Duraflow design, which is partly responsible for decreasing the sound.


This is Bryant's top-of-the-line heat pump. It has a SEER of up to 19 and an HSPF of 9.25.

The Evolution heat pump is set up to integrate with the Evolution Control system. This is a thermostat that also controls humidity and allows for multi-day programming. This system can also be accessed remotely using phone or computer.

This model features the AeroQuiet® System II, which decreases the noise that it actually emits. This brings its average operating noise to 72 decibels.


All of the above products come with a ten-year limited warranty for their parts. This warranty is valid only for the original owner. Its span decreases to five years if the product is not registered within ninety days of purchase.

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Bryant Heat Pump Reviews

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"Don�t buy Bryant Products"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Since day one my heat pump had problems. The 2nd year the circuit board burnt out. Now on the 3rd year and the blower motor stopped working Bryant does not back up their products. DO NOT BUY BRYANT



"Piece of junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I will never buy another piece of Bryant equipment again. There was a recall on the A-coil. They wanted me to pay labor. $8000 down the drain! Only got 6 years out of it! Piece of junk!



"No problems"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bryant heat pump since 1996. fan went out once and coils got dirty and froze up once. Little loud when starting up and not so efficient anymore with higher kilowatt pricing in Texas. I'm researching to replace this tired unit and am leaning towards carrier since they make Bryant and invented modern air conditioning. I own a business and understand that most product reviews are from ignorant people when they are complaining. I would recommend Bryant.


Azle, TX

"It is a 215B which I don't see in the drop down lists and the compressor blew up after 5 years"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

215B blew up after 5 years. Now I understand the Bryant/carrier company discontinued the 215 after our purchase. That's why we had to replace the capacitor and defrost board several times during the first few years? Talked with Rheem salesman who claims Rheem is #1 heatpump due to design changes. If true, sure not reflected in any review I've read where such as lifetime warranty is listed for at least two brands; or where salesman says if this blowout occurred with them they would replace the unit and not put a Mexican band-aid on it with short one year warranty. Nor reflected on this Facebook page indicating class action against problems with Rheem equipment. Salesman also claimed Rheem is made in the U.S.A. His one year warranty for install or defect problems is tempting but for ten thousand dollars plus I think they can do better esp after reading your pages of problems and mention of class action suit.


"Buyer beware"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Bryant is junk. Paid $8000 for a heat pump/ ac unit. 1 1/2 year later the compressor took a dump. Bryants warrantee does not cover labor at all. Had to pay $1,300 to have it replaced. Wish I could throw it through their front window. Never ever again will I purchase anything with the Bryant name on it and I suggest you do the same. Their product is garbage and so is the company.


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