Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pump

Up to 20.5 SEER
Variable Speed
Bryant's top heat pump featuring a variable speed compressor.

This is Bryant’s top-of-the-line unit that features a variable-speed compressor for true load matching performance which means better comfort and efficiency. If you’re familiar with HVAC systems, you know that Carrier own Bryant, and this model is going to be almost identical to the Carrier Infinity 25VNA0 heat pump. This heat pump is not the unit you’ll typically be purchasing if you’re moving out of your home in a couple years, but for long-term performance and utility bill savings, it’s worth a look.

Bryant 280A Heat Pump Details:

Additional info on the Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pump


Energy Efficiency Up to 20.5 SEER/ 16 EER
Up to 13.0 HSPF


The model 280A meets the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2014 guidelines in all sizes
Cooling and heating stages True variable-speed capability for load matching performance and exceptional energy efficiency
Hybrid Heat® system capable Allows gas furnace/heat pump system combinations for best winter heating efficiences


Cooling/Heating Best levels of Bryant comfort control to minimize temperature fluctuation
Dehumidification Optimal summer humidity management through low stage operation when managed by Evolution Connex control


Quiet levels 58 dB during lowest capacity cooling operating condition
AeroQuiet™ System II design Compressor sound blanket; quiet mount split post compressor grommets, forward-swept fan blade
Startup Soft start and smooth ramp up


Notifications Maintenance reminders and service notices through the advanced system diagnostics of the Evolution Connex control
Diagnostics Enhanced diagnostics with Evolution control


Compressor Variable speed scroll with as wide as 40-100% capacity range in 1% increments
Control Inverter driven compressor managed by Evolution Connex control


Puron® refrigerant


Designed for best efficiencies when part of Evolution system with variable-speed blower on indoor furnace or fan coil
Protections High pressure switch, suction pressure transducer, multiple temperature sensors and filter drier

Capacity 2-5 tons


Protection Attractive DuraGuard™ Plus system
Construction Durable, sheet metal construction
Paint Baked-on, complete outer coverage, powder paint

  • Enjoy cool, summer comfort with up to 20.5 SEER/ 16 EER efficiency
  • Take advantage of efficient electric heating well into the winter months with up to 13 HSPF efficiency
  • Optimal dehumidification capability with the Evolution Connex™ Control
  • True variable-speed operation with longer, lower speed cycles to give you more energy savings and optimal temperature management
  • Exceptionally quiet operation in low speeds down to 58 dB in cooling mode and as low as 62 dB in heating mode
  • Senses operating conditions and adjusts to enhance system reliability
  • Excellent performance with zoned systems
  • Uses non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • Sheet metal construction with baked-on, complete outer paint coverage for lasting durability against the elements
  • Attractive, louvered cabinet protects the coil against physical damage
  • 10-year parts limited warranty upon registration
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