Bryant Equipment Specifications
Hauck Bros. Inc. sells and installs virtually all types of residential heating and cooling products, from oil furnaces and boilers to state of the art geothermal systems. We are very proud of our long association with the vendors we partner with. Our history is especially long with the Bryant Corporation. Feel free to visit our About Us page to learn more about Bryant and Hauck Brothers’ history.
Within each category below, the array of efficiency ratings and options can be overwhelming. Below and throughout our website, you will find links to our common lines of products as well as consumer full-color brochures in PDF files.
Bryant Evolution Systems:
Bryant’s new Evolution Control offers an unequalled range of comfort options; all from one wall-mounted, easy-to-use interface. Boasting the largest backlit display in the industry, the Evolution Control lets you take control of your home’s temperature, humidity, dehumidification, ventilation and indoor air quality. The control is the most user-friendly “thermostat” of its kind.
Bryant Hybrid-Heat Systems:
A Bryant Hybrid Heat system is a more energy-efficient variation of the traditional heating and cooling system because it allows greater control over which fuel is used for heating. The inclusion of a heat pump allows the option of electricity-fueled heating and cooling, in addition to gas, LP or oil furnace heat.
Natural Gas / Propane Furnaces:
Gas furnaces have more options than oil due in part to the cleaner burning fuel. The basic gas furnace is 80% efficient, and is vented through your existing chimney or flue. Higher efficiency gas furnaces can be as high as 96% efficient, depending on model and size, and vent with PVC pipe. Below are several options that are available when choosing a gas furnace.
- Option 1, Efficiency: Today’s gas furnaces have reached efficiencies up to 96.6%. This is done by using a secondary heat exchanger to extract heat from combustion gases. These furnaces are vented with PVC pipe and typically bring clean combustion air from outside, eliminating some drafts. Check out Bryant’s Heating & Cooling 101 page for some great information regarding your home’s heating and cooling systems.
- Option 2, Gas Valve: Your furnace is typically “sized” to maintain 72° in your home when it’s 0° outside. Although sometimes it feels that cold all winter, the National Weather Service records indicates that in Springfield, Ohio, we average only 21 hours per year below 0°. Most of our winters are spent between 25° and 45°. A multi-stage gas valve provides you with essentially several furnaces in one…low outputs or stages that use much less gas on milder days, and a high output for those really cold days and nights. See Bryant’s PerfectHeat link for more information.
- Option 3, Blower Motor: A standard blower motor draws 800 to 1000 watts of electricity, while a variable speed ECM motor only draws 65 to 85 watts. That translates into yearly savings of $200 to $300. The variable speed blower also increases the efficiency and comfort of your furnace or air conditioner while providing better humidity & temperature control in both heating and cooling. See Bryant’s PerfectHumidity® & PerfectHeat® pages for more information.
An electric heating system consists of two parts; an air handler or fan coil and a heat pump outdoor unit. The blower motor in a standard air handler draws 800 to 1000 watts of electricity, while a variable speed ECM motor only draws 65 to 85 watts. That translates into yearly savings of $200 to $300. The variable speed blower also increases the efficiency of your heat pump while providing better humidity control in both heating and cooling. See Bryant’s PerfectHumidity page for more information. Heat pumps range in size from 1 ½ tons to 5 tons and in efficiency from 13 SEER to 18 SEER.
14-15 SEER: Bryant Info | Bryant Preferred Brochure
16-18 SEER, 2-speed: Bryant Info | Bryant Evolution Brochure | Bryant Consumer’s Digest “Best Buy” Info
Fan Coils: Bryant Info | Bryant Variable Speed Fan Coil Info
An air conditioner consists of the outdoor unit (the condenser) and the indoor coil (the evaporator). In order to have the most efficient, longest-lasting cooling system, these two components should be matched as a “system”. Today’s higher efficiency units require larger coils, so installation expertise is a must. You still have a choice of refrigerants, as well. New environmentally-friendly R-410a (Puron®) and the original R-22 (Freon®). Air conditioners range in size from 1 ½ tons to 5 tons and in efficiency from 13 SEER to 20 SEER.
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