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    Bryant or Amana

    Getting close to making a selection. Have 2 contractors that I like.

    One is recommending the Bryant Evolution system:
    355Bav060120
    286ANA04800


    Other recommends Amana:
    GMV81155CX
    ASZ140421A

    Cost of both is fairly close.

    Any issues/reservations with either manufacturer or equipment? What may make one preferred over the other and why?

    Many thanks for any input.

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    I'd have to give the nod to the evolution system. The controls on that system are first class and serves a great function with tech info

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    The Bryant!! same as INFINITY on Carrier units see those posts for feedback
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    Bryant
    You can't fix stupid

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    Ok, Bryant seems to be the winner!

    New track to the post.... Is there any benefit to the carrier brand? Are the grade of parts identicle? Any reason to spend the extra $$$$ for the Carrier name?

    Thanks again!

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    Carrier/ Bryant are identical equipment (except color,name and numbers). I am a Carrier dealer and we arn't any more expencive than our Bryant counterparts, I'd go with the contractor that fits your needs best

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    You are not comparing apples-apples from #'s listed Bryant is 95% furnace, 2 speed [50-50 split] h/p;; Amana is 80% furnace, 1 speed h/p. A 95% furnace qualifies for the tax credit ending soon.

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    If you're going for a dual fuel setup where the heat pump will be used often, why go for a 95% furnace other than to use the Evolution control and some nice features? A more reasonable option would be what the Amana contractor is dealing: an 80% furnace (that looks like a Goodman model number) and a good heat pump. I'm not sure how those prices could be too close (I don't know if they are or aren't, but you said they were close); it seems to me the Bryant system should be considerably more. Good luck.

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