National Geographic : 1989 Jun
How one air conditioner handled the heat in the toughest challenge of all by General Chuck Yeager, USAF Ret. Test Pilot T he folks at Bryant say they've got a pretty fine air conditioner in their new Reliant. But I don't believe we should take their word for it. Sure, they built it from top-quality materials, con structed the compressor valves out of hardened steel, the exterior valves from brass, the cabinet from gal vanized steel. Then they checked it out and re checked it out in one of the most sophisticated air con ditioner research facilities on the planet. Mother Nature's Lab Next, they torture-tested the Reliant, set it out on the beach and just left it there. That may seem strange but, you see, they figured if it could stand all that salt air, it could stand the condi tions in your backyard. One More Test But no matter how much they did in the lab, Bryant's engineers couldn't be really certain the Reliant air con ditioner would do thejob till it faced a real live challenge. It had to pass the tough est challenge of all: the Yeager test. Nothing too fancy, just me, a comfortable recliner and a scorching hot day. See, I don't much care how it did in the lab if it can't take the sweat off my brow. Let me tell you, I've tested jets for the Air Force for quite some time and I know high technology and good engineering when I see it. And I'm gratified to report that all of the quality of the Reliant air conditioner shows in its operation. Thumbs Up It's quiet (purrs like a kitten), efficient, dependable and built to last. That means it'll get you cool and keep you cool. Where it really counts, the Reliant proves it has the right stuff. I The right stuff to last. 1-800-HOT-SA E General Yeager is our nation's most respected test pilot. Introducing our newest air conditioner, the 1989 Bryant Reliant. To ensure our air conditioners can withstand the elements, we expose experimental models to corrosive salt air. The Reliant undergoing the grueling Yeager test. If you'd like to check out the performance of the Reliant for yourself, just stop by your Bryant dealer. For the right air conditioner at the right price, just call 1-800 HOT-SALE.