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Bryant vs. Amana? At What Price?

Posted by GaKo (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 6, 11 at 23:48


I'm looking to do a complete change-over on a 1953 house in Southern California. Have an old Lennox system that doesn't work and looking to replace with Bryant Preferred Series or Amana.

House is ~1350 square feet at the base of the mountain. Average monthly cost of gas ~ $100/mo. Only use AC July - Sept about 10-15 days per month.

Got a quote for the following Bryant units for $7000 installed; including complete replacement of all ducts, 2 new returns, 2 new vents, removal/disposal of all old junk, permits, running of gas from closet (old unit is in closet) to attic, primary/secondary drains, and Herts testing.

Model # 126BNA048000 (4 Ton 16 Seer) condenser
Model # 353AAV04890 (90% 90,000 BTU) furnace
Model # CNPHP4821ATA (4 Ton matching coil)

I didn't find anything specific about this equipment, but read some reviews that prefer Amana over Bryant.

What are your thoughts on above equipment and price? Would you go w/ this deal or go for Amana? If Amana, what should I expect to pay for similar features?

Thanks a lot!

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RE: Bryant vs. Amana? At What Price?


My initial reaction to your post is the Bryant system quoted is grossly oversized.both heating and AC.

What are your current size both furnace and AC?

I prefer Bryant over Amana. However, I am more concerned that you are sized correctly.

How would you characterize the insulation qualities of your home?

Your heating fuel is nat gas or propane?


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