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

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"Bad heat pump"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Our unit is only 7 years old and we've have the repairmen here at least a couple times a year….every year!

Ann Thayer

Idaho

"Great Unit"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

It is several years now and going strong. It sits there in the snow every year.

Ken Myerson

ID.

"No winter blues"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Year round this does the job. Bryant is a good unit. Have used them all and can tell you this is it.

T.Weisner

Mi.

"Another Satisfied Customer"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We have had this for a few years and it's good. We had a Rheem and they are very good. The way to find a good contractor is to check the sites in the phone book for the BBB. I read on the net that this site was a good place for reviews but they are lacking now in getting them posted as I can see by the Rheem heat pumps.

K.Riggs

Seattle,Wash

"Excellent Equipment"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bryant systems are very reliable if your installation company installs and tests it properly. 9 out of 10 service calls on new installations is due to improper installation and a test of the complete systems including airflow.

Welcome Richardson

Oxford, MA

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