Bryant 186CNV Air Conditioner.

Experience Extreme Comfort with Our Top-of-the-Line Air Conditioner

Elevate your home comfort with this variable-speed air conditioner that can deliver extreme humidity control, ultra-quiet operation and even receive over-the-air updates providing you with our latest software for enhanced performance.

  • Cooling Efficiency: up to 24 SEER2
  • Compressor Type: Variable-Speed
  • Sound Rating (Decibels): as low as 51


  • Up to 50% quieter than our nearest competitor
  • Extreme humidity control – Can remove up to 400% more moisture than standard systems
  • True variable-speed operation with longer, lower speed cycles to give you more energy savings and optimal  temperature management
  • Over-the-air software update capabilities
  • Bluetooth® connectivity for enhanced service & diagnostics 
  • Senses operating conditions and adjusts to enhance system reliability
  • Excellent performance with zoned systems
  • Uses non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • DuraGuard™ Plus protection for  lasting durability against the elements
  • 10-year parts limited warranty upon timely registration
  • Red Shield 10-year unit replacement warranty (compressor failure only) upon timely registration


Efficiency Management

  • Energy Efficiency – Up to 24 SEER2/16 EER2
  • ENERGY STAR® – Recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2022
  • Cooling stages – True variable-speed capability for load matching performance

Comfort Management

  • Cooling – 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 – 51 dB during lowest capacity cooling operating condition 
  • AeroQuiet™ 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 25-100% 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 DuraGuard™ Plus system
  • Construction Durable, sheet metal construction
  • Paint Baked-on, complete outer coverage, powder paint