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Since 1874, YORK has been heating and cooling homes and commercial buildings. Current customers include the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House, and the U.S. Capitol, as well as homeowners around the world. Known for innovation, the company offers many furnaces with advanced features to maximize energy efficiency and improve comfort. Read on to learn how to choose the best YORK furnace for your needs.
Types of YORK furnaces
YORK offers two basic types of furnaces, each with its own advantages and drawbacks for different homes.
A traditional furnace sits inside a cabinet in your home alongside the inside portions of your air conditioner. It uses your existing air conditioning ducts to force warm air throughout your home and uses the same thermostat as your air conditioner. Furnaces can also be installed in homes without air conditioners. The ignition system is electric, but the furnace uses natural gas rather than electricity to provide heating.
A packaged unit is ideal for those who need both heating and cooling but don’t have much indoor space. A packaged unit combines everything into a single unit that sits outside or on your roof. Different models are available to meet specific needs.
YORK furnace models
When choosing a furnace, pay attention to its AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) percentage. This number indicates how much of the furnace’s energy consumption becomes heat for the home rather than escaping as energy loss. Each model also offers a unique set of features. Keep reading for a closer look at some top YORK furnace models.
The Affinity series consists of YORK’s top-of-the-line furnaces. These furnaces offer the ClimaTrak™ Comfort System, which customizes operations to your geographic region’s unique needs. The YP9C maximizes efficiency with a stunning AFUE of 98% and a modulating burner to constantly adjust heating output in tiny increments. The YPLC is similar, except that its AFUE is 80%.
The popular LX series does not feature the ClimaTrak™ Comfort System, but otherwise, these models compare favorably to those in the Affinity series. The TM9V, TM9T, and TM9Y are two-stage furnaces with an AFUE of 96%. The main difference between them is the blower motor’s speed and efficiency. The TM9V has a variable-speed motor, the TM9T has a standard efficiency motor, and the TM9Y has a high-efficiency five-speed motor.
The LX series also includes a variety of 95% AFUE furnaces and 80% AFUE units. These models also vary in blower motor speed and efficiency, from the variable-speed TM8V to the standard efficiency TM8T. Those who are concerned about emissions may be especially interested in the TL9E or the TL8E. Both models use advanced burner technology for ultra-low emissions.
The budget-friendly Latitude series lacks the bells and whistles of the higher-end models. However, Latitude furnaces offer reliable and energy-efficient heating at a cost-effective price point. The TG9S has an AFUE of 95%, while the TG8S has an AFUE of 80%. Both models are single-stage furnaces with standard-efficiency blower motors.
YORK furnaces are available in packaged units such as the PCG6, which combines an 81% AFUE furnace with a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) air conditioner. The PCG4 is similar, though the AC’s SEER rating is 14. The PCG6 is available in single-stage or three-stage versions, while the PCG4 is single-stage only.
Dual-fuel units include not only an air conditioner and a furnace, but also a heat pump. Heat pumps move heat around to provide heating or cooling as needed. The PHG6 has an AFUE of 81%, a SEER rating of 16 and an HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) of 8.2. In the PHG4, the SEER drops to 14 and the HSPF to 8.0. The PHG6 is a two-stage model, while the PHG4 is single-stage.
YORK furnace pricing
Gas furnaces typically range in price from $1,000 to $3,000 or more. Installation costs extra. Pricing depends on the type, size, and features of the specific unit. Installation costs vary depending on your geographic location, existing ductwork, home size, and installation difficulty. For the most accurate pricing, including installation, contact a local HVAC professional.
YORK furnace warranty
YORK furnaces have a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger, a 10-year warranty on all other parts, and a one-year labor warranty. Packaged systems have different warranties depending on the product. Consumers can also select extended warranties for an extra charge. YORK warranties are factory-backed, which means that YORK performs needed repairs rather than a third-party vendor.
YORK furnace reviews
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Frequently asked questions
How much does a YORK furnace cost?
Pricing varies based on the size, type, and features of your chosen model. Installation costs depend on factors such as your home size and the installation difficulty. An HVAC professional can provide a detailed estimate after an in-home assessment.
Where can I buy a YORK furnace?
YORK maintains a network of authorized dealers across the United States. Find a YORK dealer in your area.
How long will a YORK furnace last?
On average, a gas furnace lasts 20 to 30 years. Several factors can impact lifespan, including how often you use the furnace and whether you perform regular maintenance. A well-maintained, infrequently used furnace can last as long as 40 years.