Bryant Evolution 187B Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:2 to 5
Cooling Capacity:24,000 to 60,000
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The Evolution 187B from Bryant is a high-efficiency two-stage air conditioner that has ENERGY STAR® certification and quiet performance, and that can save you plenty on your monthly energy bills compared to an older and less efficient cooling system. Thanks to the two-stage compressor, the Evolution 187B also promises better humidity control than a standard air conditioner, better temperature consistency than a less advanced single-stage compressor, and quieter operation than other cooling systems. The 187B also has a number of additional noise-reducing features, features that increase durability, and a great warranty that will protect your investment for many years.
About the Bryant Evolution 187B
Average Price (with installation): $4500 – $6000
- High efficiency rating and ENERGY STAR® qualified
- Excellent cost-savings
- Scroll compressor for advanced durability
- Quiet performance
- Advanced humidity control from two-stage operation
- Consistent temperature maintenance
- Good warranty
The Bottom Line
The Evolution 187B is a well-rounded air conditioner that offers excellent efficiency, advanced temperature maintenance, great humidity control, and quiet and lasting performance. This is thanks to the two-stage scroll compressor, the noise-reducing features, and the protective elements. Plus, the 187B can be controlled using a Wi-Fi capable management system that allows remote programming, so you’ll always be in control of your comfort settings.
Bryant Evolution 187B Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
Remote Management: Evolution series air conditioners can be paired with the Evolution Connex control for the ultimate in comfort management and system performance. The Wi-Fi enabled Evolution Connex control lets you program and control your temperature settings from anywhere in the world and get maintenance reminders and service alerts to guarantee your unit receives the care required to keep it running optimally for many years.
Noise-Reducing Features: When running, the Evolution 187B is exceptionally quiet thanks to the quiet-mount compressor grommets, compressor sound blanket, and ECM fan motor. Beyond that, the two-stage compressor also offers quieter operation than an air conditioner with a single-stage compressor, because it can operate at a lower and quieter speed most of the time. Finally, the scroll compressor is quieter than a standard compressor because it has fewer moving parts and doesn’t vibrate as much.
Other Key Features
- Uses a greener Puron refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
- Quiet, eight-pole fan motor
- ECM ball bearing fan motor
- Filter Drier
- Heavy-gauge sheet metal construction
- Louvered steel coil guard
- Protective baked-on powder paint finish
- High- and low-pressure switches
- Minimal temperature fluctuations thanks to the two-stage compressor
The Evolution 187B comes with the same warranty options as most other air conditioners from Bryant, and that includes a:
- Standard five-year parts limited warranty
- Extended 10-year parts limited warranty upon registering the unit within 90 days of installation
- Optional labour warranty that’s available for an added cost
Comparable Models by Bryant
Model Comparison by Price: Bryant Evolution 187B versus Legacy 114C
If price is among your major concerns for a new air conditioner, then it’s important to know the Evolution 187B is at the higher end of Bryant’s price range, while the Legacy 114C is at the lower end. You could save between $1,000 and $2,000 with the lower-end Legacy model, but the trade-off is a lower efficiency rating of 14 and a higher decibel rating of 72. Moreover, because the Legacy only has a SEER rating of 14, it may not meet efficiency requirements set by local governments or environmental agencies.
Model Comparison by Features: Bryant Evolution 187B versus Evolution 187BNC
The Evolution 187B and 187BNC are very similar air conditioners in terms of specifications, features, efficiency rating, and even price. The major difference between the two is the 187BNC has been specifically designed to withstand the harsh environment of coastal climates. This includes additional protective features that prevent damage from the salt in the air and an extra five-year warranty that protects parts from coastal corrosion (along with the registered 10-year parts warranty that comes with both models).
Model Comparison by Tier: Bryant Evolution 187B versus Evolution 180B
The 180B is part of Bryant’s Evolution series, along with the 187B, which is also a two-stage air conditioner that offers excellent temperature consistency and humidity control. The 187B, however, is at least $1,000 more expensive, and this is in part because of its AeroQuiet System II design that promises even quieter operation at 66 decibels, and its much higher efficiency rating and energy-savings. The 187B has a whopping SEER rating of 21, making it the most efficient air conditioner in Bryant’s product line.