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

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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"Won't stand by warranty"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Almost had a fire under my house because of burnt electrical wiring in air handler. Just yesterday, I was told parts were covered. Now today I'm being told they aren't sure. House was a new house, not occupied until 2008. Unit is 2006. They knew that yesterday when they told me the warranty still had time on it. Apparently their warranties start to run before you even run the equipment. Customer support was rude and unhelpful.



"Bryant do not buy it."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We moved into an old house with an old unit and because the contractor recommended to get a new unit, we got a Bryant High E. so we could save some money. We got a 2500 sq f. home and before the usage was around 1500 kw at the peak. AFTER we had the unit we jumped to 4500kw!!!!!! Now, I had to convince my husband that that was over the top. So we called the Service. Well, the unit burned, exchange and – after 3 month again. Next winter we had the same and the same. We pay now with back up heat/electric $ 200 more than before…. we live in IN. Ariane



"Bryant's New High Effeciency w/A410 Freon"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Greetings, please, please, please do not buy Bryant…Purchased unit in 2009, year and half later no heat, called and repair (said freon leak in tube going to gauge was leaking) Precision Air charged me $600 bucks (now parts and labor are suppose to be free w/contract but freon is not part of that) Unit holds 17lbs…Here we are exactly one year later and again same thing, called another tech company…Found out unit actually has pinhole leak in coil which may be fixed but he tells me he is always fixing these and they always leak because it is high pressure (ok, so the tech is my neighbor and he works for an air conditioning company, he showed me on the roof and we are good friends so I do trust him) He tells me the system has a safety that will shut unit heating and cooling about half way as safety to save system…WHAT A lemon…i wish someone would start a class action on this unit…Especially if the repair people know exactly whats wrong the second they see what unit it is

l. abel

Goodyear Az


1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Own a Bryant heat pump systxbbu1d01b two years. Had 2 service calls costing me $400.00 labor. Parts covered by warranty. Nothing but problems warrant stinks. DO Not buy a bryant.

Clifton Jackson


"Decent Heat Pump"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

My heat pump is about 8 years old. It has been repaired twice, one the fan motor went out and the other the blower motor went out. Totaled $700+ in repairs. Unit seems to be under powered for my 2300sf home as its runs constantly. Always have it checked every year and everything is good. I would not purchase this unit again, I would definitely rather get a Trane or something more reliable.

WArner Robins Ga

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