Bryant Preferred Packaged Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel System Model: 677C Review
The Energy Star Bryant Preferred packaged 677C heats with a furnace and a heat pump depending on outside temperature. The option makes it an ideal choice for cold climates where standard heat pump package units won’t work. The 14.5 SEER air conditioning is Energy Star rated; the heating options are the 8.0 HSPF heat pump and the 80% AFUE gas furnace. When the temperature drops to the level the heat pump is no longer effective, the system switches to gas heat. This unit is fairly quiet at 72 decibels and features a multi-speed fan that helps to heat and cool more gently.
This Bryant Preferred 677C dual fuel packaged unit review gives you details you can use to decide if this is the best system for your home or light-commercial business. We’ve got a growing list of package unit reviews, so you can compare similar models head to head.
Top Features of the Bryant Preferred Packaged Hybrid Heat System Model: 677C
- 14.5 SEER cooling is Energy Star rated; 8.0 HSPF heating.
- 80% AFUE gas furnace is not Energy Star rated.
- Multi-speed fan starts slow to eliminate blasts of untreated air.
- 3-panel access makes the unit easy to install and service.
- Horizontal or down air flow for installation options.
- Electric ignition on the furnace is reliable and eliminates fuel waste.
- Copper tube with aluminum fin condenser coil increases durability.
- Pressure switches and a filter dryer protect the compressor and improve longevity.
- Uses Thermidistat for improved humidity reduction or standard thermostat.
- Composite Envirotuff base pan lasts longer than metal.
- Stainless steel heat exchanger and tin-plated coil are options.
- Sizes from 2-ton/24,000 BTU to 5-ton/60,000 heat pump capacity.
Bryant Preferred Packaged 677C Hybrid Heat System Price
Bryant products are priced slightly higher than market averages, but Bryant also has a better service record than most. Here’s a look at current pricing for the most popular sizes of this model. For comparison, see our HVAC reviews for prices for standard heat pumps, furnaces and central air conditioners, as well as other package units.
2 ton Bryant Preferred 677C package unit: $3,729
3 ton Bryant Preferred 677C package unit: $3,949
4 ton Bryant Preferred 677C package unit: $4,339
5 ton Bryant Preferred 677C package unit: $4,589
Bryant Preferred Packaged 677C Hybrid Heat System Warranty
Bryant’s warranty package is about average for the industry. It’s a lifetime warranty if you choose the stainless steel heat exchanger, 15-year warranty on standard aluminized steel warranty, 10-year general parts warranty, 5-year copper coil warranty or 10-year warranty on upgraded tin-plated coil.
Tips for Better Performance and Durability
The best way to get the most from your Bryant package unit, or any HVAC system, is to have it professionally installed and properly maintained over the years. Get at least 3 written estimates on the unit and installation, and choose the qualified contractor you believe will do the best job – even if their price may not be the lowest. You can ask them to meet the price of a competitor and they often will. Then, have the unit serviced every 2 years. The HVAC pro will clean and maintain the unit while looking for minor repairs that may save major repairs if not maintained.
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