Evolution® 2-Stage Coastal Heat Pump
Model 286BNC

Enhanced Durability and Deluxe Year-Round Comfort
Designed specifically to withstand the corrosive nature of salt air in coastal areas, this Evolution® series heat pump provides reliable, efficient comfort up to 17.5 SEER cooling and up to 9.5 HSPF heating. Two stages of comfort allow the system to adjust as needed for even, consistent temperatures, quiet performance, and enhanced humidity management during the summer months.

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  • Enjoy cool, summer comfort with up to 17.5 SEER/13.5 EER efficiency
  • Take advantage of efficient electric heating well into the winter months with up to 9.5 HSPF efficiency
  • Two-stage operation allows longer, more consistent comfort cycles on low stage for savings and comfort
  • Enhanced summer dehumidification through two-stage operation
  • Sound as low as 68 dB
  • Enjoy Wi-Fi®± remote access capability to allow complete programming and change control from anywhere with the Evolution® Connex™ control for ultimate performance
  • AeroQuiet SystemTM design 
  • DuraGuard™ Plus protection system
  • Coastal design unit offers added protection against corrosive salt air
  • Environmentally-sound Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty upon registration1
  • 5-year coastal corosion parts limited warranty2
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. 
2To the original owner, Bryant model 286BNC is covered by a 5-year seacoast corrosion limited warranty, as well as a 10-year parts limited warranty upon timely registration. The parts limited warranty period is five years if not registered within 90 days of installation. Jurisdictions where warranty benefi ts cannot be conditioned on registration will receive a 10-year parts limited warranty period. See warranty certicate at Bryant.com for complete details and restrictions
±Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance Corporation.


Energy Efficiency Up to 17.5 SEER/13.5 EER cooling; Up to 9.5 HSPF heating
ENERGY STAR® Meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for high efficiency in all models/sizes
Cooling and heating stages Two-stage operation for greater efficiency
Hybrid Heat® system capable Allows gas furnace/heat pump system combinations for best winter heating efficiencies


Cooling 2-stage operation for longer low cycle cooling to minimize temperature fluctuation
Dehumidification Better humidity management from 2-stage units when managed by Evolution Connex™ control


Quiet levels During lowest capacity cooling operating condition: 68 dB 
AeroQuietTM System II design Pressure equalizer valve, compressor sound blanket; quiet mount split post compressor grommets, forward-swept fan blade


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


Compressor 2-stage scroll
Refrigerant Puron® refrigerant
Compatibility Designed for best efficiencies when part of Evolution system
Protections High pressure switch, loss of charge switch and filter drier
Coastal Coastguard™ added protection: corrosion-resistant fin epoxy phenolic thermoset coating; 100% paint coverage on outer casing
Diagnostics Enhanced diagnostics with Evolution control
Capacity 2-5 tons                                 


Design Attractive DuraGuard™ 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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