Evolution® Extreme Variable-Speed
Model 280A

Top of the Line Heat Pump, Top-Rated Performance
There's a reason the Bryant® Evolution® Extreme heat pump qualifies as an ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2014 model. This level of cooling and heating efficiency is almost unheard of in a split system heat pump of this kind. It combines intelligent system control with variable-speed operation to provide premium comfort and energy savings.

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  • 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 ConnexTM 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 registration1
1To the original owner, when product is used in a residence, a 10-year parts limited warranty upon timely registration of your new equipment. Warranty period is 5 years if not registered within 90 days. Jurisdictions where warranty benefits cannot be conditioned on registration will automatically receive a 10-year parts limited warranty. See warranty certificate for complete details. 


Energy Efficiency Up to 20.5 SEER/16 EER Up to 13 HSPF                                 
ENERGY STAR® 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 efficiencies                                                                                    


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 
AeroQuietTM 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 


Compressor Variable-speed scroll with as wide as 40-100% capacity range in 1% increments
Control Inverter driven compressor managed by Evolution Connex control
Refrigerant Puron® refrigerant
Compatibility 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
Diagnostics Enhanced diagnostics with Evolution control
Capacity 2-5 tons                                            


Protection Attractive DuraGuardTM Plus system
Construction Durable, sheet metal construction
Paint Baked-on, complete outer coverage, powder paint 
*Bryant reserves the right to discontinue or change any specification or design without prior notice or obligation.
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