We are often asked about furnace prices. So, we started this series of articles on the furnace prices of the major brands – today, we’ll discuss Bryant furnace prices. Those of you who have read some of our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers – this will be no different. To be clear, we sell all major furnace brands, and have no loyalty to any one specific brand. So, this will be a completely unbiased look at Bryant furnace prices. In this article, we will discuss where Bryant furnaces broke out on our furnace price value index, the wholesale contractor prices on some of the more common Bryant furnaces, and finally, we’ll take a look at the average Bryant furnace cost of installation.
Bryant Furnace Prices – A Quick Look at Bryant
Before discussing Bryant furnace prices, let’s take a quick look at Bryant furnaces themselves. Unless you are new to reading our articles, you already know that Bryant furnaces are made by United Technologies, the same manufacturer that makes one of the best known furnace companies in the world, Carrier furnaces. But unlike the high prices associated with Carrier furnaces, Bryant breaks out in the middle of the pack, providing a better overall value to our customers; we’ll discuss more on that a bit later. In the meantime, more on Carrier furnaces can be found here:
Bryant Heating and Cooling was started by Charles Bryant in 1904. The Bryant company provides all of the same technologies as their major brand competitors. Their furnaces have a track record of reliability, and much like their sister company, Day & Night furnaces, the best part about Bryant is that you can get the same technology that is available in Carrier furnaces, at a fraction of the price. Bryant furnaces feature state-of-the-art technology, including:
- Bryant furnaces with up to 98% AFUE efficiency rating.
- Single and Two-Stage operation.
- Variable-Speed and Modulating Valves.
For those of you that are just looking for the quick answer to Bryant furnace prices, then read no further – Bryant furnace prices range from around $450 – $2,800, based on size and features. But that’s only part of the story…let’s take a look and see if Bryant furnaces are worth these prices.
Bryant Furnace Price Value Index
So, I realize that everyone is interested in seeing the actual Bryant furnace prices, but hold on a second there, and hit the brakes, Sparky. Patience is a virtue (one that I apparently don’t have, as my wife rolls her eyes). But really, what does a price actually tell you? Nothing – it is just some number that a sales executive came up with to meet their sales quotient. For our customers, we are more interested in value than price. Price is what you pay for something, but value, in its simplest form, is whether or not it is worth that price. For instance, if you pay more for a Bryant furnace than a competing brand, and they break down all the time, is it still worth the higher price?
Fortunately for you, the All Systems Mechanical team sat down and crunched the numbers. What we did, was examine the wholesale contractor prices (what we, the contractors, actually pay for the equipment), price change by geographical location (yes, it is more expensive in California than Montana), average cost of installation, reliability ratings, the increase in price for high-efficiency features, and a variety of other variables. We then indexed them, and compared them to the other major furnace brands. Let’s take a look and see how Bryant furnaces did against the competition.
The Results: Bryant Furnace Price Value Index
Bryant furnaces broke out near the middle of the pack, with only slightly high prices for the value received. Although they compete with Lennox and Carrier to a small extent, their main competitors were Rheem and Amana furnaces. Let’s take a look at the actual Bryant furnace price value index scale:
Bryant Furnace Price Value Index Analysis
As you can see on the scale above, Bryant furnace prices indexed out at 1.12, with 1.0 being considered “a fair price for the value received.” As compared to companies like Carrier and Lennox, which were valued as “overpriced,” Bryant furnaces provide a decent value to their customers. One of the contributing factors was that Bryant furnace prices were significantly lower than Carrier, but they provided the exact same technology to their consumers, similar to Day & Night furnaces, although not to the same extent.
Overall, Bryant furnace prices fell close enough to the middle of the scale that they should be taken seriously in your consideration. Although they do not provide the high values we saw in companies like Day & Night furnaces, Bryant still provides an advantage in that they will be available in a broader area across the U.S. and Canada.
For more information on how the other major brands broke out, take a look at:
Bryant Furnace Prices – The Numbers
Now, without further ado, the part you’ve all been waiting for – the Bryant furnace prices. Look, it is impossible to list every single price, for every single model in one article. Google wouldn’t like that much. Please realize, that there are dozens of Bryant furnace models, each of which has between four and seven different sizes. So, what we will do is list the wholesale contractor prices of some of the more common models and sizes, so you can educate yourself on whether or not Bryant furnaces are right for you.
Bryant 80% AFUE, Single-Stage, Legacy Series Gas Furnace – 310JAV – 45,000 BTU Size
Wholesale Contractor Price: $470.33
This furnace is the workhorse of the Bryant furnace lineup. We’ve already seen that Bryant furnace prices are within the range of “reasonable.” However, you might have been surprised to see just how reasonable they are to the contractors who actually buy them – try not to focus on that. Let’s take look at some of their features.
- Single-Stage Operation – what this means is that this furnace has only one row of burners. Later, you will see a furnace that has two rows of burners.
- 80% AFUE – what this means is that around 80% of the fuel that is used by your furnace, is translated directly into heat for your home. Likewise, about 20% is wasted up the flue (100% efficiency is impossible due to the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Carnot Limit).
- 45,000 BTU – this is the size of your furnace, or its heating capacity.
- 20-Year Warranty on Heat Exchanger – one of the best in the industry for a base-model furnace.
Bryant 96% AFUE, Two-Stage, Preferred Series Gas Furnace – 926TA – 40,000 BTU Size
Wholesale Contractor Price: $1,395.00
This furnace is a bit more efficient than the previous furnace, and is ideal for colder climates like Bozeman, Montana. This furnace will also heat your home more efficiently than an 80% furnace, but is still within a reasonable price range for the average consumer. If you live up north, then this is a furnace to strongly consider.
- Two-Stage Operation – what this means, is that your furnace can be thought of as having two, smaller furnaces that are working as a team – if it is a little chilly out, then only one of those stages operates. But, if it gets really cold, then the second stage turns on, and both of them work together to heat your home.
- 96% AFUE – 96% of your fuel directly heats your home, and only 4% is wasted.
- 40,000 BTU Size.
- Lifetime Warranty on Your Heat Exchanger.
Would You Buy a New Car or Truck Without Even Checking What a Fair Price Would Be?
Probably not. But yet, when it comes to buying a new air conditioner or furnace, that’s exactly what many people do. Do your research. Here’s a good place to start…we designed it to help you guys and keep you from being taken advantage of; it’s kind of like Kelly Blue Book for furnaces and ACs:
Bryant Furnace Prices – Average Cost of Furnace Installation
Bryant furnace prices are only part of the bigger picture. To truly understand what you will pay for a new Bryant furnace, we’ll need to discuss installation prices. Take a moment, and look at the graph below from Homeadvisor. According to the national data that they collected, the average cost of a furnace installation is around $3,920, ranging in price from $2,250 and $5,570. However, these are average U.S. prices, across all major brands and do not account for furnace brand differentiation. Surely Bryant furnaces will differ in installation price from Lennox, won’t they?
Average Bryant Furnace Cost of Installation
When you factor in price differentiation between furnace brands, as we had to in order to arrive at our conclusions in the Bryant furnace price value index above (that you probably skipped), then we start to get a better picture of what we are looking at in the way of a Bryant furnace cost of installation.
- The average Bryant furnace cost of installation is: $4,177
- The average price of a Bryant furnace installation is 6% higher than the national average.
If you are thinking about purchasing a new furnace, then I’d recommend that you read this article:
Final Thoughts on Bryant Furnace Prices
Well, we’ve provided you with he best data that we can on Bryant furnace prices, but in the end, it is really up to you to decide what works for you and your family. Bryant furnaces provide terrific technology and have a reputation for reliability. After looking at our Bryant furnace price value index, we can also safely recommend them to our customers. Are there better values? Yes, of course, but if you like a contractor, and they are selling Bryant furnaces, it is worth it. For more articles like this, check out our ASM-air Blog. I hope that this article was helpful, good luck on your project, and if you live in Southern California, then you might be in our service area! Take a look below to see.