The Bryant Preferred heat pump is available in single- and two-stage models with an efficiency rating of up to 17.5 SEER and 9.5 HSPF. The Preferred line features five units – the 226A, 225B, 224ANS, 223A, and 538B. The 224ANS and 538B are compact units designed for installation in tight spaces. The Preferred provides sound levels as low as 68 decibels and is Hybrid Heat system capable, allowing it to be combined with select furnaces for improved winter efficiency. Supported thermostats include the Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat, which allows remote system management as well as providing service alerts and maintenance reminders.
"Very disappointed. Compressor went out in less than three years."
Never will buy this brand again.
"Great system, super quiet"
This unit had been installed one year before we bought the house. It has never had any problems, is extremely quiet outside and electric bills have been very reasonable over the summer and winter.
Daytona Beach, FL
Other Preferred Reviews
There are very few mentions of the Preferred in HVAC forums. A few homeowners on sites such as hvac-talk.com ask for comparisons between the Preferred and similar heat pumps, but the Preferred is usually not mentioned again in the thread.
Bryant Preferred Model Numbers
The Preferred is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
SEER / HSFP
BTUs per Hour
13 / 8.3
Product registration is required within 90 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Bryant Preferred heat pump is comprised of the following:
10-year limited parts warranty
10-year limited warranty on the compressor
Labor and shipping costs are not covered by the warranty.
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