Bryant Preferred 127A Review
SEER:Up to 17.7
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 72
Price:$3,790 - $4,790
Tonnage:2 to 5
Cooling Capacity:24,000 to 59,500
The 127A is the most advanced air conditioner in Bryant’s mid-range Preferred series, and is equipped with a two-stage scroll compressor, boasts a high-efficiency rating, and is ENERGY STAR® qualified. Beyond that, the Preferred 127A excels at controlling humidity, maintaining a consistent temperature, saving energy and costs, and operating at a quiet level that won’t distract you from your daily activities. When it’s time to upgrade your cooling system, the Preferred 127A from Bryant is a good option if you have a mid-range budget and are looking for a high-efficiency air conditioner that will save you money and provide many summers of cool comfort.
About the Bryant Preferred 127A
Average Price (with installation): $3,790 to $4,790
- Two-stage compressor for advanced performance
- High SEER rating translates to significant energy savings
- ENERGY STAR® certification could qualify you for rebates and promotions
- The system can improve indoor air quality
- Has features that protect the unit from damage and increase the lifespan
- Noise-reducing features
The Bottom Line
The Preferred 127A isn't the most affordable air conditioner on the market, but it’s far from the most expensive, and it’s well-priced for a high-efficiency model with ENERGY STAR® certification and a two-stage scroll compressor. This air conditioner is also protected with a good parts warranty that will prevent you from spending more should something malfunction, and the upgrade will save you plenty on your monthly energy bills. Finally, the Preferred 127A is ideal if you live in a climate that experiences hot and muggy summers because the two-stage compressor provides excellent humidity and temperature control.
In Depth Review
Bryant Preferred 127A Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17.7
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 72
Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
The Preferred 127A is one of Bryant’s mid-range air conditioner offerings, so it’s powered by a sophisticated two-stage scroll compressor that’s superior to cooling systems with single-stage or standard compressors. Two-stage compressors manage humidity levels better, maintain consistent temperatures more precisely, operate at a quieter level, and achieve better energy efficiency than their single-stage counterparts. Furthermore, the scroll design is more durable, quieter, and more efficient than a standard compressor.
Other Key Features
- Compatible with the Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat
- Download the app for remote management of your cooling system
- Set up automatic maintenance reminders and service alerts
- The system requires Puron refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
- Heavy-gauge sheet metal construction
- Filter drier prevents water damage to the unit
- High- and low-pressure switches protect the compressor
- A louvered steel guard protects the coil
- Baked-on powder paint extends unit life by preventing damage from the elements
Like all Bryant air conditioners, the Preferred 127A comes standard with a five-year limited parts warranty that extends to 10 years upon registration.*, And if you want to protect yourself from high repair costs, you can also purchase the optional labour warranty separately.
*Registration must be within 90 days of installation to receive extended warranty terms.
Comparable Models by Bryant
Model Comparison by Price: Bryant Preferred 127A versus Legacy 106A
If you're looking to save some money on your air conditioner purchase, there are more economical models in the Bryant line, including the Legacy 106A, which ranges from $3,380 to $4,380. There are compromises with the lower price tag, however, and those include a slightly lower SEER rating and a less advanced single-stage compressor that isn't as efficient, doesn’t eliminate temperature fluctuations the way a two-stage can and doesn’t control humidity as well. Furthermore, while you will save some money on the purchase price of the unit, the Legacy 106A won’t save you as much on monthly bills and could end up costing more in the long-term.
Model Comparison by Features: Bryant Preferred 127A versus Preferred 124ANS
The Preferred 124ANS is a single-stage air conditioner with a SEER rating of 14, but it does have a few advantages the 127A doesn’t offer. For one thing, the purchase price is a couple of hundred dollars lower than the 127A (but as mentioned, the lower efficiency rating will likely result in higher operating costs over time). Another benefit of the 124ANS is its compact size, which makes it perfect for homes with smaller yards or other installation complications. Thanks to the small footprint, the 124ANS can be installed on the roof or/under a deck and can sit as close as six inches from your home.
Model Comparison by Tier: Bryant Preferred 127A versus Preferred 123A
Whereas the 127A is the most advanced and most expensive model in the Preferred series, the 123A is the most basic and most affordable. The trade-off with the 123A is that it doesn’t have ENERGY STAR certification, has a SEER rating of 13, and only has a single-stage compressor, meaning it won’t offer the same performance in terms of temperature consistency, humidity control, or smart energy use.