2019 Bryant Furnace Review

Model Comparison, Prices & Warranty

(Updated for 2019)

A complete Bryant furnace buying guide, including top models, AFUE ratings, features, warranty info, and more. Get a free quote quickly & easily!

There are a lot of details to consider when shopping for a Bryant furnace. We’ve gone in-depth to help you make an informed decision. This Bryant brand overview provides a detailed model comparison, and a review of the top features, warranty details, price range and more.

Bryant, at a glance

Strong Points

Bryant offers a lot of furnace options for buyers, whether it’s something higher-end, or something more economical. Most models are ENERGY STAR® certified so you can be confident in an energy-efficient unit that will save on your heating bills. Bryant’s forced-air furnaces also benefit from many impressive and convenient features.

Room For Improvement

Because Bryant is a relatively affordable brand, they don’t have premium units that compete against top brands like Carrier. Also, their standard warranty is consistent across models, with no extra options like extended warranties and unit replacement guarantees for their more expensive models.

The Bottom Line

Bryant is a great mid-range brand, especially if you’re looking for a good deal on a furnace. They’re reliable units that perform well and the ENERGY STAR® certification means that you’ll have something that runs efficiently. Making their comparatively underwhelming warranty still worth the overall investment.

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Bryant Average Price Range

$3,000 – $6,000 (including installation)

The cost of furnace installation can vary since there are a few things that will impact the final price. Bryant distributors may offer deals that affect the price you pay. Finally, the model you choose, and type of installation will impact the cost–where your home is and the size of it, as well as the difficulty of the installation itself.

Bryant Furnace Series

Basic – Legacy™ Line Gas Furnace

The Legacy™ Line has reliable single-stage furnaces that are ENERGY STAR certified. It’s a great entry-level furnace for new homeowners or consumers looking for an economical option. Backed with a 10-year warranty on parts and a lifetime warranty on heat exchangers, these furnaces can last a long time when taken care of.

Better – Preferred™ Series Gas Furnace

The Preferred Series are all ENERGY STAR certified furnaces. You can choose either a single-stage or two-stage unit. The units are durable and quiet, with good features like self-diagnosis and humidity control. You’ll get good value for your money with this line since it has all the requirements of the economy line and some of the features of the best furnaces.

Best – Evolution®️ Gas Furnace

The Evolution®️ furnaces are some of the best of Bryant’s offerings. They’re two-stage, modulating units that are packed with features that make running your home heating convenient for busy homeowners. The premium furnaces also help to give you accurate control over heating your environment by running on a lower level and cycling to the higher level only when there is a big temperature discrepancy.

Bryant Top Models Comparison

Evolution ®️ – 987MA

The 987MA is a modulating, variable-speed furnace that is ENERGY STAR certified with an AFUE of 97%. It is designed with a Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel System so that you can use both gas and electricity in order to minimize fuel cost by choosing the least expensive option.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 97%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Evolution ®️ – 986TA

The 986TA is a two-stage, variable-speed furnace with a maximum AFUE of 96.5% and it is ENERGY STAR certified. Humidity controls help you to maintain a comfortable home environment and the self-diagnostics mean that troubleshooting and maintenance becomes an easier task as a homeowner.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.5%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Preferred™ Series – 926TA

The 926TA is a two-stage, variable-speed furnace with an AFUE rating of 96.5%. It is also ENERGY STAR certified. The insulated cabinet cuts back on operational noise while the SmartEvap™ keeps an optimal humidity level in your home when paired with a compatible system.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.5%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Preferred™ Series – 925TA

The 925TA is a two-stage, multiple-speed furnace that is ENERGY STAR certified. It has an AFUE of 96.2% meaning that you’ll have more fuel converted to heat than lower models. The 925TA uses monoport burners for efficiency, but in tandem with the insulated cabinet, the overall noise level is decreased.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.2%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Preferred™ Series – 925SA

The 925SA is a single-stage, multiple speed furnace that has an AFUE of 96.2%. It’s efficient and certified by ENERGY STAR. The single-stage only operates at full capacity but the secondary heat exchanger works to transfer heat more efficiently and make optimal use of fuel.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.2%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Preferred™ Series – 922SA

The 922SA is a single-stage, multiple-speed furnace that has an AFUE of 92.1%. It is a reliable unit and fairly efficient. Insulated cabinet and monoport burners reduce noise from the furnace as well as improve efficiency and reduce drafts. SmartEvap™ helps to provide the ideal humidity for your home.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.2%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Legacy™ Line – 915SA

The 915SA is a single-stage furnace with a PSC blower. It has an AFUE of 95.5% and self-diagnostics to resolve issues. Insulated cabinets and monoport burners help keep operational noise to a minimum as well as conserve energy.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 95.5%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Legacy™ Line – 912SA

The 912SA is a single-stage furnace with a PSC blower and 92.1% AFUE. It is a reliable unit that is a good economical option for heating your home. Hybrid Heat lets you switch between gas heat or electric heat, automatically picking whichever is the cheaper option.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 92.1%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Bryant Exclusive Features

Feature 1 – Perfect Heat®️

This technology keeps your home environment comfortable with even temperatures. It helps your furnace respond to fluctuating temperatures by adjusting accordingly to stabilize the heating inside your home by monitoring current and past conditions.

Feature 2 – Fan On Plus™

Having this feature gives your system four different speeds of fan operation, adjusting to your changing needs, and improving air circulation around your home.

Feature 3 – Hybrid Heat®️

With the option to combine your gas furnace with an electric heat pump, you can save on fuel and energy by using the most economical option and lower your heating bills.

Feature 4 – TrueSense™

You’ll be notified of when to change your filter with the dirty filter detection. This keeps your furnace running in top shape and keeps the quality of your air consistent and clean. The filter cabinet itself allows for easy access to change the filter.

Feature 5 – SmartEvap™

Attaining the perfect humidity is easier with this feature. SmartEvap will pull moisture out of the air during the summer with your air conditioning system.

Feature 6 – QuietTech™

To cut back on operational noise from the furnace, the cabinet is insulated and features like the monoport burners run quietly to minimize sound. Other technology also blocks sound from leaving the furnace.

Warranty

Bryant has a standard warranty for all of their models and it is on par with the industry standard. For most models, the warranty is a lifetime limited for the heat exchanger and a 10-year limited for the parts. The exception is the 912SA, which has a 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. Though there isn’t a difference for the more premium models, Bryant’s warranties cover the main issues and are reliable units.

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BRYANT – ABOUT THE COMPANY

Bryant was founded in 1904 by Charles Bryant, with the idea of being a company that offers value to customers and builds trust with them through dependable heating and cooling. They have a wide range of furnaces and strive to keep up with the changing innovations of the market. Like other top HVAC companies, Bryant is part of the UTC Building and Industrial Systems, providing for aerospace and building systems across the world.

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