Bryant Evolution Plus 95s Furnace Overview

The Bryant Evolution Plus 95S furnace is a variable-speed condensing gas furnace that can achieve an AFUE rating of up to 95 percent. The Evolution series is Bryant’s top line of furnaces; this series was included in the Evolution lineup as late as 2010. Bryant reports that the Evolution series provides strong humidity control for the homeowner and operates at low decibel levels. The Fan On Plus feature allows the user to adjust continuous fan speeds. The Evolution controls feature a fully-programmable thermostat that, with certain options, can even be controlled away from home by a cell phone.

Furnace Filters for the Bryant Evolution Plus 95s

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilters
All16-(height-of-filter-cabinet)”1 16x25x3-4
filter
All17-1/2″1 16x25x3-4
filter
(side air return)
1 16x25x3-4
filter
(bottom air return)
All20(height-of-filter-cabinet)”1 20x25x3-4
filter
All21″1 16x25x3-4
filter
(side air return)
1 20x25x3-4
filter
(bottom air return)
All24(height-of-filter-cabinet)”1 24x25x3-4
filter
All24-1/2″2 16x25x3-4
filters
(side air return)
1 24x25x3-4
filter
(bottom air return)

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Consumer Reviews of Bryant Evolution Plus 95s

1.8

  • Very Satisfied
    2
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    1
  • Very Unsatisfied
    9
  • #8 of 21 Bryant Furnace
  • 16.67% of customers recommended

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Bryant Evolution Plus 95s Furnace Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 12 reviews

"Only 6 Years over 4 K in service"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We actually have 2 of these units in our home and have had nothing but trouble with them. Had to replace both heat exchangers which cost us over 3k in labor as Bryant will only cover the defective parts but not the labor. The next year we are getting no heat and code 33’s which is a rollout failure so another $800 for service. Just not a good company to deal with. Local dealer said he see’s it all the time.

Sparta, NJ

"Heats my home, but vibrating issues and blower fan fails."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installed in 2010, last year the Blower Fan went out and needed to be replaced. That’s 6 years and a full new blower fan. Very disappointed, and now concerned with how long the furnace will last. Other reviewers also had the blower fan go out at 6 years. In addition, after the first year, the furnace now has a vibration when running which wasn’t there the previous year. It was silent and an enjoyable furnace for the first installed year until the second winter year came along. I do not plan on purchasing a Bryant product again in the future.

Monona, WI

"Five year warranty $1600 repair year 6"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Purchased and had installed a model 355cav Evolution Plus in 9/2008 Five years later blower goes out $1,600 bill. Bryant refused to even discuss. Buy anything but a Bryant for quality.

"Couldn’t be more disappointed"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We have had our Bryant furnace just over three years. The furnace has failed twice this month. The first visit cost us over $300 in labor. We are currently waiting for the repair people to come today to determine what is wrong with it now. I contacted Bryant and was told there was nothing they would do. I would stay away from anything Bryant. A furnace should last more than three years. If it doesn’t the company should do something about it.

Tacoma, Wa

"355CAV and heat pump"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have a 355cav lp gas 95% Eff. furnace, with Bryant 17 Seer heat pump, zoning, Evolution thermostat, it’s the hybrid system. Works great — saves me $600 or 30% a year on my heating costs. With a warmer than normal winter in Wisc. I Have a separate electic meter on the heat pump. So from Oct.1 to April 9, 2012 I used $408.20 of electric at $.15 a kilowatt. LP man figures I used 375 Gal. of LP with a water heater. So, I spent about $1150 this season. My old 87% boiler would use 800 Gal. per year in a normal year. “Bryant for what ever it takes”.

South central Wisconsin

Other Evolution Plus 95s Reviews

A homeowner asks for a comparison of the Bryant Evolution Plus 95S to a similar Trane furnace on gardenweb.com, as these are being proposed by an installer. The experts respond that while both models are good, the Bryant furnace is a great choice, especially with the Evolution programmable thermostat. The contractors stress that the customer should ask for a load calculation, so the proper size unit can be installed for the size of the home.

Another post on gardenweb.com reveals an owner asking if her Bryant Evolution furnace should be cycling on and off frequently within one hour. An expert answers that there should be a setting on the Evolution thermostat to regulate cycling per hour.

A Bryant Evolution furnace owner posts on hvac-talk.com about an error message he receives on his unit. A local contractor told him it may be caused by back pressure from high outdoor winds. The online experts say that is doubtful, and suggest the consumer check for obstructions in the lines, as well as the possibility that the low pressure switch could be faulty.

Question and Answer

Question:

What does error code 42 mean?

Answer:

An error code 42 is an inducer motor fault. The inducer motor may need to be serviced, or it might need to be replaced. This type of job usually requires the skills of a

heating contractor.�

This Bryant troubleshooting guide breaks down the error codes.

Bryant Evolution Plus 95s Model Numbers

The Evolution Plus 95s is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
355CAV042060* 95 60,000
355CAV042060** 94 60,000
355CAV042060*** 94 60,000
355CAV042080* 95 80,000
355CAV042080** 92.3 80,000
355CAV042080*** 94.7 80,000
355CAV060080* 95 80,000
355CAV060080** 92.3 80,000
355CAV060080*** 94.7 80,000
355CAV060100* 95 100,000
355CAV060100** 93.5 100,000
355CAV060100*** 95 100,000
355CAV060120* 95 120,000
355CAV060120** 93.8 120,000
355CAV060120*** 93.8 120,000
355CAV060C080** 95 80,000

Evolution Plus 95s Warranty

Bryant offers a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchangers for the Evolution Plus 95S, and the entire furnace is guaranteed by a 5-year limited warranty.

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