Bryant Legacy 106A Review
SEER:Up to 16.5
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 72
Price:$3,380 - $4,380
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Bryant’s Legacy models are entry-level air conditioners, and the Legacy 106A is a single-stage cooling system that boasts a high efficiency rating, a more advanced scroll compressor, smooth and quiet operation, and lasting performance. When you want a reliable and high-quality air conditioner, the Legacy 106A is a dependable and budget-conscious choice that will reduce your energy bills and keep your home cool and your family comfortable for many years. It’s also convenient to program and monitor, especially when paired with the Housewise thermostat and app.
About the Bryant Legacy 106A
Average Price (with installation): $3,380 to $4,380
- ENERGY STAR® certification that might qualify the unit for rebates
- Low-noise operation
- More budget-friendly than other Bryant models
- Wide cooling capacity range for small or large homes
- Made with quality materials for lasting performance
- Remote management available with the Housewise thermostat
- More advanced scroll compressor
The Bottom Line
Bryant’s Legacy 106A is a dependable air conditioner that’s more economical than some of their mid-range and premium models. It only has a single-stage compressor, but it is a scroll design that promises improved efficiency, durability, and noise-reduction. This unit also comes with a good warranty, so you know your investment will be protected in case any parts fail or malfunction in the years after your purchase. Finally, because the Legacy 106A has a high efficiency rating and ENERGY STAR® certification, you will save money on your monthly energy bills and potentially on the purchase price through rebates.
In Depth Review
Bryant Legacy 106A Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 16.5
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 72
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The Legacy 106A is equipped with a scroll compressor that’s more durable and more efficient that a standard compressor, giving the model a better efficiency rating than other air conditioners with a single-stage compressor. Plus, the scroll compressor has fewer moving parts and produces less vibration, so it’s also quieter than comparable cooling systems. And when paired with Bryant’s Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat, you can precisely manage the temperature settings in your home remotely using the app downloaded on a smartphone or tablet.
Other Key Features
- Diagnostics and service alerts available with the Housewise thermostat
- You can set up maintenance reminders to preserve performance, lifespan, and energy efficiency
- Uses Puron refrigerant that isn't ozone-depleting
- Filter drier
- DuraGuard protection system that includes:
- Baked-on powder paint finish
- Dense wire coil guard
- Heavy-gauge sheet metal construction
After installation, register the Legacy 106A within 90 days to be eligible for the 10-year limited parts warranty. If you don’t register the unit, you'll still get a parts warranty, but it will expire after five years. To cover labour costs, you can also purchase the optional labour warranty that’s available.
Comparable Models by Bryant
Model Comparison by Price: Bryant Legacy 106A versus Evolution 189BNV
The Legacy 106A is one of the more affordable models from Bryant, and you could end up paying several hundred to a couple thousand dollars more for one of their premium models. The Evolution 189BNV, for example, costs an average of $4,800 or more. But with the additional price you get more advanced features and specifications, and the Evolution 189BNV boasts a high-tech variable-speed compressor, a SEER rating of 19, and a whisper-quiet decibel rating of 56.
Model Comparison by Features: Bryant Legacy 106A versus Legacy 114CNC
The Legacy 114CNC is a special coastal air conditioner that’s specifically designed to stand up to the harsh sea air of coastal climates. The unit has extra protective and durability features to prevent corrosion to parts and the cabinet that salty sea air could cause. The 114CNC is a few hundred dollars cheaper than the Legacy 106A despite these additional features, but it also only has a SEER rating of 13, isn't ENERGY STAR certified, and won’t save you as much on your monthly energy bills.
If you live on the coast and are looking to upgrade your cooling system, then you might be better off with Bryant’s Evolution 187BNC, a two-stage coastal air conditioner that has a SEER rating of 17 and an additional five-year coastal corrosion parts limited warranty.
Model Comparison by Tier: Bryant Legacy 106A versus Legacy 114C
Both the Legacy 106A and 114C have similar compressor specifications, but the 114C has a lower SEER rating of 14 and isn't ENERGY STAR certified. Although you will save a few hundred dollars by opting for the slightly cheaper Legacy 114C, you could end up paying more in the long run because of higher energy bills, because the 114C isn't as efficient and will cost more to operate.