The Bryant Preferred 926T is a two-stage gas furnace with an efficiency rating of up to 96.5% AFUE. It is Hybrid Heat system capable with a compatible heat pump, and select models of the 926T meet Energy Star guidelines. A variable-speed ECM blower motor and QuietTech sound reducing technology help reduce operating noise levels. It has a pilot-free hot surface igniter and can easily be converted from natural gas to liquid propane. The unit features a corrosion-resistant aluminized steel primary heat exchanger and a fin-and-tube stainless steel secondary heat exchanger for optimal heat transfer and efficiency. The cabinet is constructed of galvanized steel with a baked-on polyurethane finish.
Instead of getting our furnace repaired, bought a new Bryant. Model 925s Preferred, as well as new hot water gas heater and air conditioner. All Bryant. Brochure says ” …allows quiet operation” which is not true. Furnace room is under master bedroom and yes occasionally used to hear old furnace but this one runs and runs for well over thirty minutes and the noise wakes me up and keeps me awake night after night. After terrible noise from hot water tank and having no hot water four times, we gave it away and bought a nice silent reliable electric one. Wish we could do same with furnace. Air cond. Is ok but if you are near it in the Summer you jump out of your skin when it bangs on and off. Ear plugs should be supplied! Not sure if the large pipe brings in too much freezing air to heat up… The company didn’t seem to care to explain after the three items were installed and paid for. Not happy.
Other Preferred 926T Reviews
Online comments regarding the Preferred 926T seem to be mostly positive. There are a couple of posts on diychatroom.com and hvac-talk.com that mention the unit as a reliable alternative to similar units by other manufacturers. There is a post on hvac-talk.com from a homeowner with a Preferred system who wondered why his 926T was wired as a single stage. Several members commented that it may be wired incorrectly.
Preferred 926T Warranty
Product registration is required within 90 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Bryant Preferred 926T furnace is comprised of the following:
Lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger
10-year parts limited warranty
If not registered within 90 days, the warranty reverts to 20 years on the heat exchanger and 5 years on parts. The warranty does not cover labor or shipping costs.
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