Evolution® 96% AFUE, Two Stage, Variable-Speed, Gas Furnace (FER), 115/1

  • California Prop 65

The 986TC Multipoise Communicating, Variable-Speed Condensing Gas Furnace features the two-stage Evolution® System. The Perfect Heat Technology® two-stage gas system is at the heart of the comfort provided by this furnace, along with the Evolution variable-speed constant airflow ECM blower motor, and two-speed inducer motor. With an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of up to 96.7%, the Evolution two-stage gas furnace provides exceptional savings when compared to a standard furnace. This Evolution Gas Furnace also features 4-way multipoise installation flexibility, and is available in five model sizes. The 986TC can be vented for direct vent/two-pipe, ventilated combustion air, or single-pipe applications. A Bryant Connex™ and Evolution Air Conditioner or Heat Pump can be used to form a complete Evolution System. Low NOx units are designed for California installations and meet 40 ng/J NOx emissions. Can be installed in air quality management districts with a 40 ng/J NOx emissions requirement. All sizes are design certified in Canada.



• Communicating variable-speed, constant airflow (VCA) ECM blower motor for electrically efficient operation all year long in heating, cooling and continuous fan operation.
• Two-speed inducer motor, and two-stage gas valve.
• Perfect Light™ Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter.
• Adjustable blower speed for cooling, continuous fan, and dehumidification.
• Intregral part of the Perfect Humidity System® Technology.
• SmartEvap™ technology helps control humidity levels in the home when used with a compatible humidity control system.
• Aluminized-steel primary heat exchanger.
• Stainless-steel condensing secondary heat exchanger.
• External Media Filter Cabinet included.
• Fully-insulated casing including blower section.
• Fan On Plus™ technology allows control of continuous fan speed from a compatible thermostat.


• 4-way multipoise design for upflow, downflow or horizontal installation, with unique vent elbow and optional through-the-cabinet downflow venting capability.
• Ideal height 35-in. (889 mm) cabinet: short enough for taller coils, but still allows enough room for service.
• Direct-vent/sealed combustion, single-pipe venting or ventilated combustion air.


• Self-diagnostics and extended diagnostic data through the Advanced Product Monitor (APM) accessory or Evolution Connex™ Interface.
• Propane convertible with gas conversion accessory.
• Convenient Air Purifier and Humidifier connections.
• Compatible with single and multiple-zone Evolution systems.


• All sizes meet ENERGY STAR® Version 4.1 criteria for gas furnaces: 95%+ AFUE.
• Cabinet air leakage less than 2.0% at 1.0 in. W.C. and cabinet air leakage less than 1.4% at 0.5 in. W.C. when tested in accordance with ASHRAE standard 193.