Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems Introduces High-Efficiency Gas Furnace Line with Fully Modulating Units

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2011 – Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a leading supplier of HVAC equipment, introduces a new high-efficiency line of gas furnaces with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of up to 97 percent.

One of the first units available in the new line is the Evolution® 987M fully modulating gas furnace with load matching performance. A modulating gas valve is capable of adjusting from 40 to 100 percent of capacity, enabling lower speeds over longer periods of time for optimum energy efficiency. The unit is managed by the Evolution® control, which helps homeowners optimize their comfort by improving zoning capabilities while lowering operating costs. In addition, the new Evolution 987M furnace is built with variable-speed ECM (electronically commutated motor) inducer and blower motors that aid in quieter operation and customized comfort.

The new high-efficiency gas furnace line includes four models of the Evolution 987M modulating furnace, with a fifth model due in the spring of 2012. The initial release focuses on the industry's most widely used capacities and includes the two-stage Evolution 986T and Preferred™ series units, as well as single-stage Preferred series units. Outputs range from 40,000 to 120,000 Btuhs. At just 35 inches tall and some models as narrow as 14.2 inches wide, these new furnaces are designed to fit smaller spaces.

"This new platform of high-efficiency furnaces is a result of forward-thinking solutions that result in quality products that are easier to install and are more energy efficient," said Bill Stewart, heating products marketing manager, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. "Size was a key factor in our design considerations for this unit to serve markets with a need for ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement options that can fit tight spaces."

The entire gas furnace line offers four-way multi-poise units with a rotating elbow to allow the ultimate venting flexibility for faster installation in upflow, downflow or horizontal applications.

The units are easier and faster to install and service because of the easy access condensate trap, a front-facing igniter attachment, two-door access with quarter-turn knobs, and a longer, rail-mounted pull-out blower. The new cabinet will be among the strongest in the industry and offers a sleek design and hemmed edges to give it a rounded finish, providing homeowners with a visually pleasing unit .

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New Bryant® Evolution® Heat Pump Provides "Extreme" Efficiency

INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 22, 2012 – Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, announces the Evolution® Extreme variable-speed heat pump (280ANV) with efficiencies of up to 13 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and up to 20.5 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).

"With ground-breaking heating efficiency, the Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump can provide warm air to the house without the assistance of an auxiliary heat source, even when outdoor temperatures dip down to the teens," said Lisa Townley, brand manager, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. "In addition, this heat pump delivers cooling that rivals many of the top air conditioners, providing consumers with a year-round comfort solution."

When combined with an Evolution® control and Evolution® gas furnace or fan coil, the Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump utilizes a variable-speed compressor to precisely match its operation to the heating and cooling needs of the home. The control monitors the inside and outside conditions and adjusts the speed and capacity of the heat pump and indoor fan motor up or down to match the desired comfort settings. This variable-speed technology makes the Evolution Extreme a highly efficient heat pump. It also gives homeowners the comfort of consistent indoor temperatures while reducing energy use and lowering utility bills.

"The Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump also has features that make installation and service easier for the contractor," said Rob Lambert, product manager and application engineer, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. "It requires only two communication wires from an Evolution gas furnace or fan coil to the outdoor unit for full variable-speed functionality, and the control board provides enhanced diagnostics for faster service."

Constantly monitoring pressures, temperatures and electrical information critical to the system's operation, the heat pump control board communicates with the Evolution control to adjust the heat pump's operational settings as needed. Contractors can easily view detailed diagnostics and a wide range of system status information on the Evolution control screen, making service quick and easy. In addition, the new refrigerant charge assist mode helps installers ensure the system is charged correctly, based on specific configuration factors, including the indoor coil, line set diameter and line set length.

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