Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems’ Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps with CoastGuard™ Protection Designed to Withstand Harsh Coastal Elements

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INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2012Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, introduces its Evolution® series two-stage air conditioner and heat pump with CoastGuard™ protection, providing durable heating and cooling solutions for homeowners living in coastal regions. These units are built to provide comfort and efficiency while enduring the harsh elements of a seacoast environment.

"After extensive testing and research on the effects of salt air and other corrosive materials, Bryant has developed an air conditioner and heat pump that can deliver lasting comfort and efficiency in coastal climates," said Lisa Townley, brand manager, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. "The two-stage air conditioners and heat pumps with CoastGuard protection feature Bryant TuffCoat™ coils that last longer than standard coils in coastal conditions."

Bryant CoastGuard products are designed to withstand coastal elements in three important ways:

  1. DuraGuard Plus™ Protection: Included as part of the air conditioner or heat pump with CoastGuard protection, the DuraGuard Plus system includes a galvanized steel cabinet, louvered coil guard and baked-on powder paint for advanced rust and corrosion protection.
  2. TuffCoat Coated Coils: The Bryant TuffCoat coil features coastal fins with an exclusive corrosive-resistant epoxy coating. The slits have been removed from the aluminum fins, which can trap sand and other contaminants and encourage corrosion.
  3. Dual-Paint Coverage: Dual-paint coverage significantly reduces entry points for corrosive elements and helps extend the life of the unit.

"Bryant CoastGuard units have been salt water tested to ensure performance," said Rob Lambert, product manager and application engineer, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. "We tested these units using a repeated wet-to-dry cycle, which is representative of most coastal applications*. The units were installed in a salt chamber, exposed to salt fog and then allowed to dry. To further duplicate realistic coastal conditions, we ran the unit’s fan while forcing synthetic sea water** through it. The result? The Bryant TuffCoat coils lasted longer than standard coils."

The two-stage air conditioner with CoastGuard protection achieves a cooling efficiency of up to 17 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), providing comfort and utility bill savings. This two-stage air conditioner, when installed with the optional Evolution® control and a compatible indoor unit, operates in low stage the majority of the time, providing a steady stream of cool, comfortable air, using less energy than high-stage cooling.

Achieving up to 16 SEER cooling efficiency and 9.5 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) heating efficiency, the two-stage heat pump with CoastGuard protection provides lasting comfort and efficiency. When paired with the optional Evolution control and a compatible indoor unit, this heat pump manages comfort better than standard single-stage heat pumps due to its two-stage operation capability. The CoastGuard heat pump operates mostly in low stage, so it can provide the comfort of steady air flow and savings on utility bills.

For more information on the Bryant CoastGuard two-stage air conditioner or heat pump, visit

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