Bryant is one of the most recognized and respected names in the heating and cooling business. They consistently manufacture products with better technology, higher efficiency and more comfort features. The Bryant evolution model 180B central air conditioner might be considered their flagship unit. It is a top of the line model that offers high efficiency and high performance. Brett in Plano, Texas sent us his Bryant evolution model 180B 20 SEER central air conditioner price for our HVAC prices collection here on the site.
“I had a new Bryant furnace installed 2 years ago and thought I could get another few years out of the a/c since it was half the age of the furnace. But no luck. It started making noise last summer and got through the cooling season – but I could see the end coming. I replaced it last fall with the Bryant Evolution 180B central A/C that is fully compatible with the furnace, which is an awesome unit. I looked at some other brand’s central air conditioner prices but wanted one to match the furnace I have.
I had the Bryant Evolution 180B installed and the guy ran it and tested it, etc. He spent a long time adjusting the functioning of the furnace to, as he said, optimize the system’s performance. That sounded good. Then winter hit — and it was a cold and nasty winter here. The furnace seemed trouble keeping up at times and I noticed it running more than I thought it should. The gas bill was also much higher than the previous year. I chalked it up to the bad weather, but when the temps outside were in the 20’s for 3 days in a row and I couldn’t get the house above 66, I called the dealer. He came out and looked at the system. He called me at work after an hour and said there were several adjustments on the furnace that were out of whack (I forget his technical explanation). He said his best guess was that the air conditioner installer had ‘over-corrected’ the system when he switched out the air conditioner last fall. He was very apologetic and said that everything was ‘perfect.’ He did leave 3 Bryant hats and a half-dozen pens behind! That certainly made up for a cold month and $75 in wasted heating costs, right?
But my only real concern was that the furnace deliver the 95%+ efficiency and HEAT it was designed for – and thankfully it did. The weather remained way colder than normal and the furnace worked beautifully. We were warm and the bills were about what I expected. By the way, here’s the cost for the new Bryant Evolution 180B central air conditioner:
Bryant Evolution 180B 4 ton central air conditioner: $2,449
Installation: $1,400. Total: $3,849.
It sounds like a bleeding edge price to me, but I want the best efficiency I can get and I really had to go with that model to make it compatible with the furnace (once properly adjusted!).”
Bryant is one of the more expensive brands – but they are also one of the top performing and most efficient. You get what you pay for often, and with Bryant it seems to be true. Here’s what you get in this feature-rich A/C:
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