Bryant Heat Pumps

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Bryant Heat Pump Overview

Founded in 1904, Bryant is known for innovating heating and cooling technology. Bryant manufactures a variety of heat pumps. Since the company delivers options designed to meet various needs, you should understand the features you need in a heat pump before choosing a unit. This extensive guide to Bryant heat pump options can help you select the best option for your home.

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Consumer Reviews of Bryant

2.4

  • Very Satisfied
    23
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    3
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    2
  • Very Unsatisfied
    44
  • #12 of 71 Heat Pumps
  • 36.11% of customers recommended

Reviews by Heat Pump Series

Evolution Preferred Evolution Extreme

Heat pump overview

Heat pumps work by moving warm air from your home during summer and into your home during winter. For those in areas with mild climates, a heat pump can significantly reduce monthly electric bills. Heat pumps can also be effective in areas with more extreme climates; however, the cost savings in these cases are typically less significant.

Bryant offers two main types of heat pumps. Each has advantages and disadvantages.

A conventional heat pump functions much like an air conditioner, with an added reverse cycle. Some of the components are housed in an indoor cabinet, while other parts are located in a weather-resistant outdoor cabinet. The heat pump pushes air through ducts in your home.

Customers without installed ducts often choose a ductless system. These units are available in single-room and multiple-room versions, and they are ideal for spaces in which installing ducts would be impractical.

A heat pump’s energy efficiency is indicated by two ratings: the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and the heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF). These numbers are calculated by dividing the cooling or heating output, respectively, by the amount of electrical energy consumed. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings indicate more efficient systems.

A heat pump’s heating capacity is given in watts or British thermal units (BTUs). One watt equals 3.41 BTUs. About 10 watts, or 34.1 BTUs, can heat one square foot of space. For efficient operation, choose a system that is the correct size for your home.

Bryant heat pump series and models

Evolution 280A

Type of heat pump

The Bryant Evolution 280A is a conventional heat pump.

Features

  • Fully compatible with Evolution Connex, which provides remote control
  • Variable-speed operation
  • Sound-dampening design

Tech specs

  • Available sizes range from two to five tons
  • 43.81″H x 35″W x 35″D
  • 24,000 to 60,000 BTUs, depending on size

Energy efficiency

  • 20.5 SEER
  • 13 HSPF
  • Ranked “most efficient” by Energy Star in 2019

Pricing

  • A three-ton model costs $4,540, plus installation.
  • Pricing varies according to unit size, geographic area, home size and installation difficulty.
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for an accurate cost estimate

Preferred 226A

Type of heat pump

The Bryant Preferred 226A is a conventional heat pump.

Features

  • Wi-Fi remote access capability when paired with a Bryant Housewise thermostat
  • Dehumidification
  • Two-stage operation

Tech specs

  • Available in sizes ranging from two to five tons
  • 39.125″H x 35″W x 35 to 45.94″D
  • 24,000 to 60,000 BTUs, depending on size

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • The three-ton model costs $2,850, plus installation.
  • Pricing varies based on unit size, home size, geographic region and installation difficulty.
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for a detailed estimate.

Legacy 214DNC

Type of heat pump

The Bryant Legacy 214DNC is a conventional heat pump.

Features

  • Cost effective
  • Single-stage compressor
  • Resists corrosion from salt spray and other environmental hazards

Tech specs

  • Available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to five tons
  • 35.75″H x 25.75″W x 25.75″D (1.5-ton version) to 38.88″H x 31.18″W x 31.18″D (five-ton version)
  • 18,000 to 60,000 BTUs, depending on size

Energy efficiency

  • 14 SEER
  • 8.2 HSPF

Pricing

  • A three-ton model costs $1,825, plus installation.
  • Exact costs vary according to unit size, region, home size and installation difficulty.
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for accurate pricing.

Evolution 38MPRA

Type of heat pump

The Bryant Evolution 38MPRA single-zone ductless mini-split heat pump.

Features

  • Functions in outside temperatures as low as -22 Fahrenheit
  • Inverter compressor
  • Built-in basepan heater

Tech specs

  • Available in sizes from 0.75 to 2 tons
  • 27.64″H x 33.27″W x 14.29″D (0.75-ton version) to 31.89″H x 37.24″W x 16.14″D (two-ton version)
  • 9,000 to 24,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • Depending on size, this model costs $900 to $3,200, plus installation.
  • Costs vary by geographic location, installation difficulty and home size.
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for specific pricing information.

Preferred 38MGR

Type of heat pump

The Bryant Preferred 38MGR is a multi-zone ductless mini-split heat pump

Features

  • Individual zoning for up to five rooms
  • Inverter compressor
  • Works with outside temperatures as low as five degrees Fahrenheit

Tech specs

  • Available in sizes from 1.5 to four tons
  • 27.64″H x 37.31″W x 14.82″D (1.5-ton model) to 52.48″H x 41.15″W x 17.63″D (four-ton model)
  • 18,000 to 48,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • Depending on the size and number of indoor units, this model costs approximately $5,000, plus installation.
  • Pricing varies by geographic area, home size and installation difficulty.
  • For the most accurate cost estimate, contact a local HVAC professional.

Care and maintenance

Keeping your Bryant heat pump clean can increase the unit’s energy efficiency and lifespan. Regularly clear vegetation, clutter and debris from around the outdoor unit. Clean the heat pump when it becomes visibly dirty. Periodically wipe down the vents inside your home, and occasionally turn off and clean the fan. Change or wash the filters every month, and schedule annual maintenance by a local service technician.

Bryant heat pump warranties

Bryant heat pumps carry different warranties, but all models have at least a 10-year parts warranty. Ask your dealer to provide specific warranty information for your chosen heat pump. Although standard warranties do not cover labor, optional labor warranties are available.

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Bryant Heat Pump Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 72 reviews

"AC/Heap Pump Combo Unit"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installed a 3-ton AC/Heap Pump unit, Model 215bna024-A. Has been giving me trouble since Day 1. Unit initially had a delayed start of 5 minutes, was repaired a few times and has now stopped working completely. Called for warranty service but has to pay for labor, which could be hundreds of dollars. A piece of lemon. No more Bryant for me in the future! And I'll never use the contractor who recommended Bryant to me 2 years ago.

Joe

Westwood, MA

"Never Again"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Went out just shy of 5 years and they would not replace it. Never again

Vicki C

Texas

"Mind is so old it is not even listed!!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Our Bryant unit is 23 years old and still running!! It is a bit noisy, but we have not had too much work done on it. The last repair was to replace a capacitor July 2017. Does anyone else have this model # 661bj048- a Serial # 1394e24205 I am afraid to buy a new Bryant unit (like I thought I would ), after reading these reviews

S Gray

Killen, AL

"Never Again"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

After living 45 years in the California desert, and now the Arizona desert, this is the worst a/c we have ever owned. I will never purchase a Bryant a/c again. The installing Authorized company could never get it to cool my home of only 1200 sq. Ft. (3.5 tons). He worked on it for 2 summers and I still had to survive with temps over 90 in my home. We got a new a/c company this summer, after the last company literally gave up. He could find nothing wrong (leaked Freon and replaced "valve" twice.) The new company looked it over and "could find nothing wrong except it "needed Freon". We even added a "return air" duct because the first company decided that's what the problem was. Now the new company says we need to replace our 5 yr old unit that no one can fix. On top of that…. there is no phone number to call Bryant air conditioners directly. Never Again!

Linda

Lake Havasu City, AZ

"Junk."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I had my Bryant Heat Pump installed on April 8, 2014 and have had the fan motor replaced, parts were covered but the labor was $267.00 for an hours work, I timed the tech, now the condenser motor fan blade fell off and the motor quit working, I spent $5112.00 on this piece of crap. I wonder what's going to break next, I was told by the salesman from Cool Now that this was next to the best heat pump available, boy!!! Was I led down a blind path.

Richard L. Busche

Winter Haven, FL

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