Bryant systems any good?

Old 11-03-12, 01:11 PM
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Bryant systems any good?

All - am in the process of getting bids to replace a heatpump and air handler for my downstairs area. Replaced upstairs with a York in 2011 and have been very happy with the unit but have switched maintenance providers and they do not sell York. They have recommended either a 16 SEER two-stage heat pump with Puron Refrigerant with an Evolution Control air handler for $8K or a 19 SEER unit with the same air handler for $9K. This new maintenance firm says York and Lennox both have issues with leaking coils and are very complicated systems but otherwise are fine models. They can do maintenance on them, but don't sell them. I've never heard of Bryant before. Is this a good model? Years ago, everyone said Trane was the best. Nowadays, I'm hearing that's not so...

Also, this is for about 1250 sq.ft. of space, if that helps.

Thank you!

Old 11-03-12, 02:40 PM
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Bryant is made by Carrier, just a lower cost version.
Old 11-03-12, 04:40 PM
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I am on year 13 with my Bryant/Puron HP so far so good.
Old 11-04-12, 03:41 PM
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Bryant is good equipment, but it's all about how its installed and not about the manufacturer. If the best system was installed poorly you would think that the manufacturer was bad when it actually was all a result of a poor installation.

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