Bryant Air Conditioner Prices: An Overview

Bryant Air Conditioner Prices | Features, Pros, Cons, Installation Cost, Wholesale Price, and More for Bryant's Complete Air Conditioning Line

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Bryant is the Carrier Corporation’s main subsidiary and widely considered a lesser product than Carrier, but nonetheless, Bryant products are generally considered above average compared to most air conditioning brands. Although these systems aren’t as high-end as Carrier, the trade-off is that Bryant air conditioner prices tend to be lower than its big brother Carrier.

Bryant air conditioner prices aren’t made available by the manufacturer because the systems are sold wholesale at different prices to contractors and wholesalers. Often, due to these price fluctuations, even wholesalers will withhold their prices and negotiate a price over the phone. This, combined with different installation costs depending on the contractor, can make it challenging to find Bryant air conditioner prices.

This guide aims to give you an idea of what you will likely pay for the entire line of central air conditioners offered by Bryant. Note that these prices are susceptible to fluctuation depending on a host of different factors, which is why we can’t provide exact numbers here. If you’d like to get a more specific idea of Bryant air conditioner prices for your needs, click here for up to four free estimates from contractors in your area.

SEER is the main determining factor in long-term savings because it’s used to calculate how much energy the air conditioner converts into cool air and how much energy it wastes. It’s not an easy number to calculate however, so we recommend Energy Star’s Excel-format SEER calculator.

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Evolution Series

Models: 180B, 187B, 186B

About: Bryant’s Evolution Series includes three systems as part of its top-tier line. These systems are the only ones offered by Bryant that include two-stage operation, which allows the system to operate at 66% or 100% capacity, helping reduce humidity and boost efficiency. These are also the only systems that include its Evolution control system, which offers a host of features for increased control and diagnostic codes to identify any problems with the system. As an added bonus, these systems operate at as low as 68 decibels, which is about equal to the sound of a vacuum cleaner. However, with these amenities come higher Bryant air conditioner prices than its lower-end systems.

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Bryant Evolution Series

Key aspects:

  • Up to 20 SEER
  • AeroQuiet System II operates as low as 68 decibels (roughly the same volume as a vacuum cleaner)
  • Two-stage operation boosts efficiency and helps lower humidity
  • Evolution control offers increased diagnostics and system control
  • DuraGuard Plus system increases durability against the elements
  • 10-year limited warranty on parts

Evolution Series Bryant air conditioner prices, including installation:

  • About $3,200 to $6,500

Contractors' wholesale purchase cost:

  • 3-ton: About $2,250
  • 4-ton: About $2,500
  • 5-ton: About $2,900
 

Preferred Series

Models: 127A, 126B, 123A

About: The Preferred Series marks a big step down from the Evolution Series, having almost none of the extra features. However, for shoppers looking for high-efficiency systems that won’t break the bank in up-front costs, this is an ideal solution. With a SEER rating of up to 16.5, you should see big savings on your electric bill compared to most other systems.

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Bryant Preferred Series

Key aspects:

  • Up to 16.5 SEER
  • Operates as quietly as 73 decibels (roughly the same volume as a dishwasher)
  • 10-year limited warranty on parts

Preferred Series Bryant air conditioner prices, including installation:

  • About $2,650 to $6,250

Contractors' wholesale purchase cost:

  • 2-ton: About $1,550
  • 3-ton: About $1,700
  • 4-ton: About $2,000
  • 5-ton: About $2,400
 

Preferred Compact Series

Model: 538A

About: Bryant’s Preferred Compact Series is designed for homeowners in dense urban areas or people with little yard space. With a compact design, the Preferred Compact Series can be atop a roof or tucked out of sight near a home. Its SEER rating up to 15 still offers great efficiency despite its small stature. However, if you have no need for a system with a small footprint, Bryant’s other air conditioners are likely the smarter buy. All things considered, Bryant air conditioner prices for the Preferred Compact Series are high when considering all the benefits outside of its size.

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Bryant Preferred Compact Series

Key aspects:

  • Up to 15 SEER
  • Compact design and small footprint allows installation on rooftops or hidden elsewhere, out of sight
  • Operates as low as 66 decibels (roughly the same as a vacuum cleaner)
  • DuraGuard Plus system helps increases durability against the elements
  • 10-year limited warranty on parts

Preferred Compact Bryant air conditioner prices, including installation:

  • About $2,700 to $6,500

Contractors' wholesale purchase cost:

  • 3-ton: About $1,600
  • 4-ton: About $1,800
  • 5-ton: About $2,150
 

Legacy Line

Models: 116B, 113A, 113ANC

About: Bryant’s Legacy Line (the only Bryant air conditioners not given the name “Series”) is its basic offering, with systems that offer decent-to-good SEER ratings but no other extra features. Although the Legacy Line includes a 10-year limited warranty on parts--same as its other systems--these systems are widely considered less reliable than its higher end air conditioners. However, Bryant air conditioner prices for these systems are extremely affordable.

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Bryant Legacy Line

Key aspects:

  • Up to 16 SEER
  • Operates as low as 76 decibels--roughly equal to standing 25 feet away from a car traveling at 65 mph
  • 10-year limited warranty on parts

Legacy Line Bryant air conditioner prices, including installation:

  • About $1,800 to $5,250

Contractors' wholesale purchase cost:

  • 3-ton: About $1,000
  • 4-ton: About $1,200
  • 5-ton: About $1,450

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Bryant Air Conditioner Prices