Bryant gas furnaces are more expensive than most and this post explains the reasons for that. Other expensive brands include Carrier, Trane, American Standard and Lennox. They are all expensive for much the same reasons.
Bryant Gas Furnace Quality is Outstanding
In the HVAC industry like most others, you get what you pay for. There are brands that focus on the top of the market, the middle of the market and the low end. Bryant makes gas furnaces for the upper end of the market, all with excellent quality and all backed by very good warranties. Bryant offers 3 series of gas furnaces: The top of the line Bryant Evolution System, the Bryant Preferred Series and the Bryant Legacy Line. All of them get very good ratings in their class. Bryant has one of the best service records in the industry, verifying that its quality is superior to most other brands.
Bryant Gas Furnaces Offer High Performance
The top of the line models are modulating and two-stage gas furnaces that produce superior climate control. The Bryant Evolution Plus 987m with 98.3% efficiency is a modulating gas furnace and one of the top-10 rated furnaces in the industry by consumers. It offers unsurpassed indoor comfort. The Bryant gas furnace lineup features many others with comfortable 2-stage heating.
High efficiency is found throughout the lineup. Gas furnaces that deliver 90% or higher efficiency are equipped with a secondary heat exchanger that captures more heat, and this makes them more expensive. Even the Bryant Legacy Line has 3 Energy Star rated furnaces with 92% efficiency or higher. You pay more for an efficient furnace, but in colder climates, the lower utility bills they produce pay you back very quickly.
Bryant Gas Furnaces Have a Great Reputation
Yes, you are paying something of a premium for the Bryant name plate. However, keep in mind that the reputation is supported by a very good product lineup that has a lot to offer. Here’s a look at that product lineup to give you an idea of its efficiency level and performance:
Bryant Evolution Gas Furnaces: The first one is modulating; all the others are 2-stage furnaces. Evolution Plus 987m (98.3%), Evolution Plus 90i (96.6%), Evolution Plus 96t (96.5%), Evolution Plus 95s (95%), and Evolution Plus 80v (80%).
Bryant Preferred Gas Furnaces: Both two-stage and single-stage models make up the Preferred Series. They are the Preferred Plus 95i (95%), Preferred 95t (96.2%), Preferred 95s (96.2%), Preferred 95 (95%), Preferred Plus 90t (93%), Preferred Plus 90x (93%), and Preferred 80t (80%).
Bryant Legacy Gas Furnaces: These are more affordable, single-stage gas furnaces. Some have outstanding efficiency. The models are the Legacy Plus 90 (95.5%), Legacy 95 (95%), Legacy 90 (92%), Legacy Plus 80 (80%) and Legacy 80 (80%).
If you are looking for a top-quality gas furnace that will last you 20+ years, Bryant is a good place to start your search. They are more expensive than most, but they deliver more than most too.