Bryant 987M Evolution Furnace Overview

The Bryant 987M Evolution is a two-stage, variable-speed gas furnace. The 987M meets the Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 guidelines in all sizes, with an efficiency of up to 98.3% AFUE. The variable-speed motor operates on low speed the majority of the time, providing increased efficiency and quiet operation. The primary heat exchanger is made of corrosion-resistant aluminized steel, with a fin-and-tube stainless steel secondary heat exchanger. The 987M features a modulating gas valve and a PerfectLight hot surface ignitor. The cabinet is insulated for quiet operation, and an external filter cabinet provides easy access for filter changes. The 987M is designed for upflow, downflow or horizontal installation.

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Consumer Reviews of Bryant 987M Evolution


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  • Neutral
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
  • Very Unsatisfied
  • #3 of 21 Bryant Furnace
  • 62.5% of customers recommended

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Bryant 987M Evolution Furnace Reviews

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1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This is the absolute worst investment I have ever made. Please do yourself a favor and do not buy this unit. It will save you time and aggravation. We bought this unit brand new, and have had nothing but problems during the first and second season. Gas value replaced several times, blower motor, wiring harness, controller boards. The labor is not included after the first year. You will not have working furnace and you will pay more for the labor than the cost of the unit to fix their problems. So far Bryant has been unwilling to help or does not care. It is impossible to get a customer service representative on the phone who can help, they will only return a call, so you can’t get back to them. The entire second season I had to get up in the middle of the night, power the unit off, wait 45 minutes and power back on to have any heat while they tried to resolve. Since they only pay for the parts, they keep trying one at a time, at your expense. Now, at the end of the season, now it doesn’t work at all, so guess what, no a/C. My only choice is to sell for metal scrap after two seasons. Don’t walk – run away from this model.



5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Replaced my old, extremely loud furnace in my condo with Bryant’s Evolution furnace. Heats great and wow, what a difference in noise. I can’t even hear it running. Only a couple months of use so I hope it’s reliable. So far so good.

Madison, WI

"Newly Installed And Love It"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

New furnace and A/C installed in fall by Wild’s (their installers did a nice job). We also had the house insulated and it was a mild winter, but it cost about $400 to heat the house (2250 sq ft) for the entire winter. Very efficient and quiet. We’ve had a few hot days already and the two stage A/C was very efficient and quiet. Good buy.

Midland, MI

Other 987M Evolution Reviews

Among the few comments regarding the Bryant 987M on HVAC forums was a comparison between the 987M and a similar Lennox model on The reviews were slightly in favor of the 987M, with very few negative comments about the unit. A separate thread on regarding installation of the 987M found several professionals stating that having the unit properly sized and correctly installed is more important than the unit itself.

987M Evolution Warranty

Product registration is required within 90 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Bryant 987M Evolution furnace is comprised of the following:

  • Lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger
  • 10-year limited parts 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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