Evolution® Variable-Speed Heat Pump
Model 288BNV

Taking Comfort and Quiet to Whole New Level
Small but powerful, this unique heat pumps uses inverter technology and a rotary compressor to deliver variable-speed control. That translates to highly efficient heating and cooling operation optimized to current conditions down to 25% capacity for ultra-quiet, even-temperature comfort. What's more, it can provide exceptional summer dehumidification.

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  • 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 ConnexTM 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 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 18 SEER/12.5 EER; Up to 11 HSPF
ENERGY STAR® 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 efficiencies


Cooling 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
AeroQuietTM 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


Compressor 5-stage rotary with as wide as 25-100% capacity range
Control Inverter driven compressor and fan motor 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
Diagnostics Enhanced diagnostics with Evolution control
Capacity 2-4 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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