Bryant Evolution Variable-Speed Heat Pump

Up to 18 SEER
Up to 11 HSPF
Variable Speed
Ultra-small footprint with a variable speed compressor.

Man we dig this model. It’s the same thing as the Carrier 25VNA8 Infinity model, and it boasts a variable speed compressor in an ultra-small form factor. The 5-stages of cooling and heating capacity means you spend way less on those utility bills. Well… assuming your HVAC contractor installed everything correctly and you don’t have duct issues! If you’re serious about comfort and efficiency, this heat pump is worth consideration.

Bryant 288BNV Heat Pump Details:

  • Enjoy cool, summer comfort with up to 18 SEER/ 12.5 EER efficiency
  • Take advantage of efficient electric heating well into the winter months with up to 11 HSPF efficiency
  • Optimal dehumidification capability with the Evolution Connex™ Control
  • 5 stages of variable-speed operation with longer, lower stage cycles to give you more energy savings and better temperature management
  • Exceptionally quiet operation in low speeds down to 55 decibels
  • Soft start and smooth ramp up to operating speeds
  • Senses operating conditions and adjusts to enhance system reliability
  • Excellent performance with zoned systems
  • Bryant’s smallest ducted, variable-speed heat pump can fit discreetly into your landscape
  • 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

Additional info on the Bryant Evolution Variable-Speed Heat Pump


Energy Efficiency Up to 18 SEER/ 12.5 EER / Up to 11 HSPF


Meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for high efficiency in select sizes
Cooling and heating stages 5-stages for variable-speed operation for load matching performance
Hybrid Heat® system capable Allows gas furnace/heat pump system combinations for best winter heating efficiences


Cooling/Heating Excellent 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 55 dB during lowest capacity cooling operating condition
AeroQuiet™ System II design Pressure equalizer valve, 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 5-stage rotary with as wide as 25-100% capacity range
Control Inverter driven compressor managed by Evolution Connex control
Refrigerant Puron® refrigerant
Compatibility Designed for best efficiencies when part of Evolution system but compatible with 2-stage thermostats and suitable indoor products for 2-stage operation and option to step up to full Evolution system at later time
Protections High pressure switch, suction pressure transducer, multiple temperature sensors and filter drier
Capacity 2-4 tons

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

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