Bryant 986T Gas Furnace.

Exceptional Efficiency and Cozy Comfort

Choose the Model 986T with Perfect Heat® technology and up to 96.7% AFUE efficiency. It’s the perfect way to indulge your senses in consistently warm and impeccably controlled comfort all winter long. As a part of your year-round comfort system, this variable speed furnace also provides welcome relief from hot, sticky summer humidity.

  • AFUE Efficiency: up to 96.7%
  • Gas Valve Type: Two-Stage


  • Manage your utility costs with high-efficiency comfort: up to 96.7% AFUE
  • Enjoy the ultra-quiet performance and even-temperature comfort of variable speed air delivery
  • Two-stage operation allows longer, more consistent heating cycles on low stage for savings and comfort
  • Perfect Heat™ technology means consistent comfort by adjusting system operation to changing conditions
  • Perfect Humidity™ technology removes more moisture than a standard furnace during cooling operation (when installed with a matched air conditioner or heat pump)
  • Fan On Plus™ technology lets you choose between four speeds of continuous fan operation with a compatible control
  • Insulated cabinet for quieter operation
  • External filter cabinet makes filter changes easier
  • Lifetime limited warranty on heat exchanger upon timely registration
  • 10-year parts limited warranty upon registration upon timely registration


Efficiency Management

  • Gas Efficiency Up to 96.7% AFUE
  • Electrical Motor Efficiency Excellent
  • ENERGY STAR® Model 986T meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for high efficiency
  • Heating stages Two-stage operation for efficiency and comfort
  • Summer savings The variable-speed blower motor, with properly matched cooling system components, is the ideal choice for improving SEER (energy efficiency) during cooling season
  • Hybrid Heat® system capable Allows gas furnace/heat pump system combinations for enhanced heating efficiencies


  • Filter cabinet Included external air filter cabinet allows easier filter changes
  • TrueSense™ Dirty filter detection with Evolution control
  • Maintenance reminders With Evolution control


  • SmartEvap™  technology Provides additional summer duhumidification as a part of your air conditioning system
  • Blower Motor Variable-speed, constant airflow, full featured ECM
  • Primary Heat Exchanger Corrosion-resistant clamshell design of aluminized steel
  • Secondary Heat Exchanger Fin-and-tube stainless steel
  • Gas Valve Two-stage
  • Igniter PerfectLight™ hot surface igniter (pilot-free)
  • Fuel Natural gas, convertible to liquid propane (LP)
  • Capacity 40,000 – 120,000 BTUH


  • Profile 4-way multipoise
  • Construction Galvanized steel
  • Paint Baked-on urethane base coat and polyester top coat