York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings. York offers several gas furnaces from 80 AFUE all the way to 98 AFUE. There residential capacities offers between 40 BTUh and 130,000 BTUh (give or take for various models) making them ideal for most residential applications. On the higher-tier York offers the Affinity™ line of gas furnaces for those seeking high efficiency and bells and whistles. York’s mid-grade models are called the LX series and offer low to mid-range efficiency with less options. And the economy model for York gas furnaces are called the Latitude™ Series which also offers mid-range to low-range efficiency levels for those on a budget for initial installation cost.
York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
I have been getting emails asking me to review York gas furnaces. Other emails ask me why I don’t have any York gas furnace reviews on the site. Fact is I had a dispute with York and they way they initially rated their gas furnaces. There were several comments and emails from people who were furious with me because of that little dispute. It is suspected those were York dealers losing sales because of the bad review. I took York products of my site for a while and am slowly re-introducing their products as requests come in. York does comply with the new tests and while I do not agree with the test 100% I will go with it.
York does not do the testing for rating efficiency. This is done by an independent testing agency. They use testing standards written by the NSI (National Standards Institute) and they write those tests based on ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers) standards. When manufacturers changed the design of furnaces to improve efficiency they continued to use the old testing for single-stage gas furnaces to get an efficiency rating.
There are new tests for current furnaces and furnace designs and they are far more accurate than the previous tests used for efficiency. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, York makes quality products. I never denied that. I’ve worked on enough systems including York to see what everyone has and how they put their systems together. York stands up to the best of them as far as quality is concerned. This is a fresh review and I will not transfer the old review to this page. Now back to the review.
York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Features
Various features of selected York gas furnaces include:
- Multi-position for easier installation (upflow, horizontal left or right, or downflow for select gas furnaces)
- Variable-Speed ECM Blower Motor offers soft-start and variable speeds in select York gas furnaces. This features helps with air conditioning systems when matched with the proper system.
- Modulating burner in select units
- Can be used with dual-fuel heat pump systems. You should match the condenser with the new furnace if selecting this option.
- Self diagnostics with fault code display for easier gas furnace troubleshooting
- Modulating gas valve and inducer for enhanced efficiency
- Tubular aluminized steel primary heat exchanger with stainless-steel tube/aluminum fin secondary heat exchanger in select units. This features adds efficiency to the gas furnace by having a secondary heat exchanger.
- Select gas furnaces are Energy Star rated
- 20-year limited warranty on heat exchanger and a 5-year standard parts warranty
York Gas Furnace Top AFUE Rating
I always recommend purchasing an extended warranty especially if you are buying the premium top-tier modulating models. Some extended warranties, if available, are parts and labor warranties which is a win-win for the consumer. Don’t forget to register the warranty within the deadline period after installation. Otherwise the manufacturer may not honor any warranty. Lastly, I always recommend selecting a good contractor over any brand. The contractor can make the difference between a good installation or a bad installation. A bad installation will effect the efficiency and longevity of the equipment.
York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Specifics
In that regard, York does have a really good dealer network. Many of the dealers have very good training programs for their technicians. This is important to you because you want qualified technicians installing your system.
For more information on York and their latest models and efficiency ratings please see the York website.
York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
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