January 14, 2020
With over 140 years of experience, York is among the most trusted climate appliance manufacturers in the United States. York is owned by Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, and a leader in global manufacturing and logistics.
Every York appliance undergoes rigorous, world-class testing for performance and reliability, so when you buy a York product, you’re also buying peace of mind.
Types of York heat pumps
Heat pumps are equally efficient at warming and cooling an open space, and are suitable for any climate in the United States. While the science behind how heat pumps work is complex and interesting, the critical difference between heat pumps and alternative climate technologies boils down to energy efficiency — heat pumps typically offer the most savings on your energy bills.
York heat pumps are exceptionally energy efficient because they use a split system. Working in parallel, a compressor and air handler maximize the efficiency of airflow between your inside air and the outside environment. This system reduces energy consumption and produces a highly efficient, reliable process for heating and cooling air.
York produces two kinds of heat pumps. The Affinity Series is designed for premium comfort, while the LX Series offers different combinations of energy efficiency, comfort, and noise levels.
York heat pump models
York Affinity Series YZV model
The York YZV model is a variable-speed heat pump, capable of adjusting its compressor and air handling settings to optimize energy efficiency. Equipped with proprietary QuietDrive technology, this heat pump is one of the quietest on the market. It’s also a great option for installation near outdoor living areas, such as a deck or alongside a walkway. A premium model, the YZV delivers optimal temperature comfort without compromising energy efficiency.
This unit is among York’s most efficient, with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 20 and a Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF) of 11.
York Affinity Series YZT model
The Affinity YZT is built around a two-stage compressor, which enhances the model’s responsiveness to a wide range of outdoor and indoor temperatures with only a slight energy-efficiency trade-off. Like the YZC, this model is also whisper-quiet, typically operating at a noise level similar to a standard kitchen dishwasher.
This York heat pump has a SEER rating of 19 and an HSPF of 10, placing it among the more efficient heat pumps on the market.
York LX Series YHM model
Part of York’s LX Series, the YHM delivers significant energy savings over other climate technologies. The model’s feature-set and simple compressor technology help it come in at a slightly lower price point. The YHM is an excellent choice if you’re looking to balance budget, comfort, and operating efficiency.
The YHM York heat pump has a SEER of up to 16 and an HSPF of 9.
York LX Series YHG model
This model comes with a conventional, single-stage compressor, but in most other respects uses the same efficiency-efficient technology as the YHM model. Like any of York’s premium heat pumps, the YHG includes corrosion-free finishing and water-shedding technology, allowing the model to function dependably even in harsh conditions.
The YHG model has a SEER of 17 and an HSPF of 10, which means it’s a great climate appliance for limiting your energy bills.
York LX Series YHE model
The YHE is York’s economy model. A single-stage heat pump with a small footprint, this appliance offers excellent climate efficiency if you’re on a budget. It’s also perfect for installation in tight spaces. Like York’s more expensive heat pumps, the YHE’s frame and air-handling technologies are durable and long-lasting, even in harsh weather. This model offers a respectable 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF.
York heat pump pricing
At the premium end of York’s product line, the Affinity Series YZV and YZH heat pumps cost around $2,500. With their industry-leading SEER and HSPF energy ratings, these models deliver long-term energy savings.
York’s mid-range models, including the LX Series YHM and YHG heat pumps, cost around $1,700. Both models benefit from York’s commitment to robust design and operational durability. These mid-range heat pumps offer great value, particularly if you live in harsh weather conditions.
York’s entry-level heat pump — the LX Series YHE model — costs around $1,300, making it a great budget choice, especially for a smaller home.
In addition to type and model, pricing for any climate appliance is affected by how your home is constructed and situated. Contact a local HVAC professional for a comprehensive estimate.
York heat pump warranties
All of York’s heat pumps come with a lifetime compressor limited warranty, a 10-year parts limited warranty, and a one-year labor limited warranty.
York heat pump reviews
As you’re researching York heat pumps, we recommend checking out reviews on HVAC.com. These reviews offer firsthand insight into the products from customers, helping you make an informed buying decision.
Frequently asked questions
The cost of a York heat pump varies by model. Note that the highly energy-efficient models cost more upfront but offer long-term energy savings. Contact a local HVAC professional for a comprehensive estimate.
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York’s rigorous quality assurance and commitment to robust construction have resulted in products built to last. If appropriately maintained, any York heat pump should last over 15 years.