PROS / DuraGuard weather protection increases the longevity of this unit in any climate.
CONS / This unit has the lowest potential SEER of the ones in our comparison.
VERDICT / We saw better energy efficiency on other units, but this AC is a good overall value.
If you are looking for quiet central air conditioning units with an array of energy-saving features, the Bryant Preferred Series is a decent option. This Bryant unit features a specialized louvered coil guard, better-than-average energy efficiency and ozone-safe refrigerant. This air conditioner has plenty to offer to keep you cool and keep money in your wallet.
With up to 16.5 SEER performance, the device exceeds the minimum seasonal energy-efficiency ratio of 13 but falls short of many of the other units' SEER ratings that we reviewed. This AC unit also meets all of the guidelines to earn an Energy Star certification, a U.S. Department of Energy designation that honors efficient products. We saw some higher SEER numbers but Bryant Preferred Series units will absolutely be a vast improvement over any cheap air conditioners. Some older units have SEER ratings as low as 6 or less, according to the DOE website, so the ones in this series beat that easily.
This central air conditioning unit offers relatively quiet performance as well with a sound output as low as 73 decibels. This is as quiet as some dishwashers. The quiet performance of this air conditioner ensures that it will not be bothersome to you or your neighbors.
This central air conditioning system uses Puron refrigerant, which is designed not to harm the ozone layer and is considered environmentally friendly. Bryant Preferred Series units also have an eight-pole fan motor and a two-stage scroll compressor. This device can be supported by a standard thermostat, and you will find high- and low-pressure switches on it.
The design of this home air conditioner is excellent. It features a DuraFlow louvered grille to cover the coils. It also provides DuraGuard protection. This feature is specific to Bryant devices and protects central air conditioner units from harsh weather elements and helps increase durability and reliability. Additionally, this device is made out of galvanized steel, which also helps it stand up to all types of weather conditions.
The Bryant Preferred Series air conditioner has a respectable warranty if problems arise. A 10-year parts limited warranty helps ensure that you are taken care of if your device does not cool as it should. However, a lifetime warranty, like several competitors offer, would truly enhance this air conditioning unit's value.
The Bryant Preferred Series has many benefits that include up to 16.5 SEER performance and a relatively low sound output. Units from this series have many design features, including a DuraFlow louvered grille and DuraGuard, to protect against the elements. This central air conditioner has plenty to offer, including most of the features we look for in home AC units to ensure that you keep cool.