Bryant Legacy Versus Preferred – Which System Is Right for You
If you’ve decided to upgrade to a new Bryant system, you’ll find there are a number of systems to choose from. Bryant produces air conditioners and heat pumps in three lines: Legacy, Preferred and Evolution. For most homes, either Legacy or Preferred will be the best choice.
Legacy™ Line Central Air Conditioner — Air conditioners in this line run on environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant and achieve up to 16.0 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficciency Ratio) and 9.0 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). The steel louvered coil guard and DuraGuard™ protection package defend your outdoor unit from damage and harsh weather.
Legacy™ Line Heat Pump— Legacy heat pumps are very similar to the A/C units in this line. They run on R-410a and reach the same SEER and HSPF. They also come with a steel louvered coil guard and DuraGuard™ protection.
Preferred™ Series Central Air Conditioner — Like the Legacy, Preferred Series air conditioner models use R-410A. The primary difference is a slight increase in cooling efficiency. These units reach up to 16.5 SEER and 9.5 HSPF. The DuraFlow™ louvered coil guard and DuraGuard™ Plus system help these models stand up to the elements better than those in the Legacy Line. The filter drier helps your A/C air filter last longer. Preferred™ Series Heat Pump— With all the features of the Preferred Series A/C units, these heat pumps are the best choice if you’re looking for durable, higher-efficiency equipment that can both cool and heat.
Preferred™ Series Side-Discharge Horizontal Air Conditioner — Side discharge units are compact models designed for small spaces, such as decks and patios. For this reason, they’re also especially quiet. With a SEER of up to 15.5 and an HSPF of up to 9.0, though, these models are slightly less efficient than standard designs.
Preferred™ Series Side-Discharge Horizontal Heat Pump— With the efficiency and features of the air conditioners in this series, these compact units can help you heat and cool indoors while saving space outdoors.
Whether you’re interested in a Legacy, Preferred, or Evolution model, contact us at Bryans United Air Conditioning to get started selecting and installing your new system. We serve New Orleans, Gretna, Harvey, Metairie and the surrounding area.
Written by Zach Mouton