The Bryant BW9 is a gas-fired boiler with an efficiency rating of up to 90% AFUE. The BW9 meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. It features a cast aluminum heat exchanger which provides better heat transfer than cast iron, resulting in higher efficiency. The unit has a hot surface ignition and a premix burner for quiet, improved operation. It can be converted to propane and is direct vented with PVC and CPVC pipe. The cabinet features full fiberglass insulation to reduce heat loss and noise levels.
I've had this boiler for several years. It was purchased from a local dealer and it has been quite reliable. There is even a $250 rebate since it is an Energy Star efficient model. Sure it might cost slightly more up front but it is definitely saving me money in the long run due to the high efficiency! I think it has already saved me the difference in my monthly bills. Plus I want to do my part to help the environment (yeah, it doesn't hurt that it saves money too). I haven't had any need for repairs or replacements and I appreciate that it comes with a 5-year limited warranty on parts and a 15-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger. I don't really see any downsides in my opinion. It has been sufficient enough for my household of four people. As for maintenance, every now and then I'll descale it, and that's all it takes! Cheers!
New Orleans, LA
"My Bryant boiler"
I am very disappointed with my Bryant boiler. I bought it because it was supposed to be the top of the line, lasting 25 years. And it was supposed to be fuel friendly. What I got was a lemon. I have had it for 10 years and have not made it through a winter yet with out something going wrong with it. I am in the market for a new one that I won't have to worry about all winter.
Green River, WY
Other BW9 Reviews
Among the very few online comments regarding the BW9 on HVAC forums is a question on doityourself.com asking for advice on quotes for several furnace models, including the BW9. On heatinghelp.com, a homeowner trying to troubleshoot a BW9 was advised that the problem was the ignitor, which had been upgraded. The homeowner replaced the ignitor with the new style, which fixed the problem.
Product registration is required for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Bryant BW9 boiler is comprised of the following:
5-year limited parts warranty
15-year parts limited warranty on the heat exchanger section
Labor and shipping costs are not covered by the warranty.
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