Payne Furnaces vs Bryant Furnaces

If you are looking to purchase a Payne furnace, you are no doubt seeing how it stacks up to other popular brands in both consumer ratings and reviews as well as Energy Star efficiency ratings. In this article we’re going to consider a summary comparison of Payne furnaces vs Bryant.

Payne Gas Furnace Models

Consumer reviews rate this brand 40th out of 67. 35% of consumers writing reviews say they would recommend Payne. In the categories of “Very Satisfied” versus “Very Unsatisfied,” 28 total reviews are considered.

Only 9 individuals say they are very satisfied while 15 say they are very unsatisfied. 4 reviews place in the middle, “Somewhat Satisfied” to “Somewhat Unsatisfied,” zone.

Energy Star utilizes the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (the AFUE) percentage to measure both heating and cooling efficiency. The higher the percentage the more efficient a unit (or group of models) is. Payne models rank as follows:

Model series PG9YAB (gas) rates 95%
All models beginning with PG9 (gas) rate 92%
All models beginning with 490AAV (gas) rate 91.5%
All models beginning with PG9MAB (gas) rate 90-92.1%

Bryant Gas Furnace Models

Payne furnace vs Bryant— how does Bryant compare? Consumer reviews rate this brand 37th out of 67. 37% of consumers writing reviews say they would recommend Bryant. In the categories of “Very Satisfied” versus “Very Unsatisfied,” 70 total reviews are considered.

26 individuals say they are very satisfied while 39 say they are very unsatisfied. 5 reviews place in the middle, “Somewhat Satisfied” to “Somewhat Unsatisfied,” zone.

Energy Star lists out more gas furnace models than we have room to list here. The general overview is that out of 40 possible models and model groups, Bryant holds a 90-95% Energy Star rating with the 359AAV, all models beginning with 355CAV, and all models beginning with 355BAC topping the 95% range.

Consumer reviews show something of a tie between Bryant and Payne products. Both have highs and both have lows. The overall placement of Bryant out of 67 brands elevates it above Payne. The Energy Star ratings indicate both brands are comparable. The question remains: Payne furnace vs Bryant— which will you choose?

Originally posted 2011-09-25 10:11:17.