Homeowners looking for a good balance of affordability and high efficiency have made the mid-level Bryant Preferred Series Model 126B air conditioner one of Bryant’s top-selling models. It sports 16 SEER efficiency that qualifies as Energy Star rated and is also eligible for the federal energy efficiency tax credit when installed with an eligible system. Plus, these central air conditioner prices are very competitive. Here are more of the details along with an HVAC prices post from Kenny in Bechtelsville, PA. He gives the Bryant Preferred Series Model 126B 16 SEER central air conditioner price he paid as part of a complete split system. Kenny says:
“We finished a little place in the hills that we’ll use for weekends and vacations right now but will move to full-time when we retire in 5-7 years. We looked for a solid, reliable HVAC system that offered a fairly low equipment costs along with good fuel efficiency. I checked out this site and others before meeting with the local Amana, Trane and Carrier dealers, as well as the Bryant guy. I was impressed mostly by the Bryant dealer’s knowledge of heating and cooling as well as his patience in answering all our questions. Believe it or not, in 34 years of homeownership this is the first time we’ve had a system installed. We’ve moved often enough for my work that it’s never come up before! The Bryant dealer – who turned out to be one of 3 siblings who own the company – said that their average crew member had 14 years experience installing systems, and that was impressive.
So, to be honest, I went with Bryant as much on the strength of the company as anything else. We chose the Bryant Preferred Series 126B air conditioner and matching 90% efficient furnace, along with everything else the system needs. Here are our costs:
Bryant Preferred Series Model 126B 3.0 ton air conditioner and Preferred Series 95% furnace: $2,759
Installation: $2,600. Total: $5,359.
The installation crew did a good job – though they could have cleaned up a little better, but that’s probably being picky. They were certainly better than the drywall hangers – total pigs! The system in all particulars seems to work very well. This site often recommends choosing a contractor with the same scrutiny you choose an HVAC system and in our case I think it paid off.”
You are absolutely right, Kenny. An excellent contractor is a huge piece of the puzzle. Here are the key features of the Bryant Preferred Series Model 126B air conditioner:
A Great Contractor Equals Great Performance
Like a high-caliber car engine, the performance you’ll get from an HVAC system is only as good as the installation. Finding a top-quality contractor who knows the brand you’ve chosen and has experience installing it is the best way to enjoy peak performance, high efficiency and outstanding durability. Always select a qualified contractor for your installation and you’ll save money in the long-run through peak efficiency and durability.