American Standard and Bryant both made outstanding heat pumps known for quality, performance and efficiency. This heat pump buying guide will give you data you can use to decide which brand has what you want in your next heat pump.
For more details on individual models, see our list of heat pump reviews for American Standard and Bryant. All reviews contain complete HVAC prices for head to head comparison.
Both brands cover the bases very well, from high-efficiency models ideal for hot climates and standard efficiency models that save money. The American Standard heat pumps are headed by the Platinum Series models, then the American Standard Gold and American Standard Silver heat pumps. In all, there are 7 models.
Bryant offers 9 different models in 3 series, the Bryant Evolution System, the Bryant Preferred Series and the Bryant Legacy Line.
Top of the line models from both brands provide 2-stage heating and cooling that improves climate control. Neither brand makes a modulating heat pump. Touchscreen thermostats with remote programming are available from both brands.
The efficiency range from Bryant is slightly higher. The top Bryant Evolution 289B is a 19 SEER, 9.5 HSPF heat pump while the Bryant Legacy Line 213B is a 15 SEER, 8.2 HSPF heat pump. All Bryant heat pumps are Energy Star qualified.
The American Standard Platinum ZM is a 19 SEER, 9.0 HSPF model while the least efficient is the Silver SI heat pump with 14 SEER cooling and 8.5 HSPF heating. All but one of the American Standard heat pumps are Energy Star qualified.
Both of these brands have top-10 service records. They offer excellent durability and longevity, especially in the best models. The top American Standard warranty covers the compressor for 12 years and all other parts for 10 years. The least expensive American Standard models have a 10/5 warranty.
All Bryant heat pumps have the same 10-year compressor and 10-year parts warranty, showing the consistency of quality across their product lineup.
The quality, performance and reputation of Bryant and American Standard make them two of the more expensive brands of heat pumps. Whether one is more expensive than the other will come down to dealer competition in your area.
In general, American Standard heat pump prices range from $1,200-$5,000. Bryant heat pump prices range from $1,000-$4,800.
These are 2 of the best brands in the industry and you can’t go wrong with either. Again, check out our heat pump reviews for details.
Whenever you are comparing top brands, keep the quality of the installation in mind. A poor job of installation can turn a great heat pump into a lemon. So, get multiple estimates to find more than just the lowest costs. Interview the companies and ask about the training and experience of the crew that will be installing the heat pump. Check into the companies’ reputations.
Choose the qualified contractor to install your heat pump that demonstrates professionalism and a good track record for customer satisfaction. When you take this approach, you should get outstanding service, performance and durability from a Bryant or American Standard heat pump.