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York Affinity YZE Heat Pump

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Overview of the Affinity YZE

York's Affinity YZE heat pump offers 15 SEER and up to 9.8 HSPF efficiency. The unit, discontinued by the manufacturer after 2007, ranges from 2 to 5 ton units, is Energy Star-qualified and uses R410-refrigerant.

The manufacturer promotes the Affinity YZE’s “whisper soft” operation due to a two-stage scroll compressor and York's QuietDrive System. This system includes a swept-wing fan, a composite base pan and a compressor pan designed to reduce noise levels.

A durable, galvanized steel cabinet with a powder-coated finish, easily accessible panel for simple maintenance and an intuitive control system are additional features of the YZE.

Consumer Reviews of the York Affinity YZE

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Date created: 2014-01-02 Name: Larry needham
Location: Belews Creek nc

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

I am also a very very disappointed york owner. I also have had many problems. I had a 18 seer the first one 4 yrs ago. Anything that could go wrong went wrong with that unit. It stayed non working more than working fact. After 75 or more repair calls in two yrs was enough. I had threated to suit and alot of bad blood I findly got a replacement unit. The first two yrs were good winter and summer. Then my troubles started again.. Will not heat replaced the core and freon now will not heat again and they cant figure out why its doing what it does. I have a 15 seer affinty. I wish I had never heard of YORK.Please listen donot invest in a york unit. It will drive you insane. You will not get any help from york. Also it has cost me.

Date created: 2013-10-25 Name: M Beddingfield
Location: Hendersonville, N C

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

"How Does York Stay in Business?"
Initially, we had good performance from our York unit. Then after five years, everything seems to have failed. The outside unit started leaking. The freon has been replaced 4 times, at about $400 each time plus service call. The king valve had to be replaced. The switching valve had to be replaced. A capacitor had to be replaced. Each of these parts required their own service call. Now, the fan on the outside has failed. The cost of the part is in excess of $700 plus shipping. Needless to say, I wish I had chosen another brand of heat pump. I wouldn't recommend a York product to anyone. I expect the head of York has some other brand in his home.

Date created: 2012-08-02 Name: J. Guy
Location: Raleigh, NC

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied

I had my york system installed 5 years ago. I went with the Affinity series from york on the recommendation of my contractor. We like it nice and cool in our house but didn't want to oversize our system, so the contractor told us about having a 2 stage system for extra capacity in really hot weather. Works great! We couldn't be happier. We have a maintenance agreement with the guys that installed the system and they come out twice a year. In 5 years we have had two problems. Once it was a bad fan motor, but the motors are all made by ge, so it is hard to fault york for that one. The other problem was with the thermostat which was made by Honeywell. We didn't have to pay anything for either repair as we bought the extended warranty. The house is comfortable all year long, the system is super quiet, and the power bill is lower than ever! We tell everyone we know that york is the way to go!

Date created: 2012-07-13 Name: Dale
Location: leicester NC

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars Very Satisfied

"best unit around"
Bought a house in 2009 with a york affinty 2 stage hp, had nothing but problems at first, called the contractor who put it, turns out they are no longer in business because of multiple citations from the state for faulty install, seems I need a few more returns in the house. Called a york dealer (sanders hvac) haven't had a problem since. Make sure your contrator knows what he is doing, if installed right it will last forever. York is very reliable.

Date created: 2012-01-17 Name: Jean Cordell
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Years owned: 2

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

I bought a York yze03611d (serial number w0c9625395) 3 Ton Affinity Heat Pump and an avy48d3xh21h (serial number w0l9288252) Air Handler in May 2010. Last year I had to have the reversing valve replaced in the heat pump. Right now in January in the dead of winter I have to have the outdoor fan replaced on this unit. This is not what I consider to be a quality product when I have to have parts replaced on it when it isn't even 2 years old. I am furious that I spent the amount of money that I did for such a poor product. "BUILT RIGHT. BUILT BY YORK" is so NOT TRUE.

Date created: 2011-07-30 Name: Dawn Nordquist
Location: Beresford, South Dakota
Years owned: 4

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars Very Unsatisfied

Would not tell anyone to purchase any York product at all! We have had 3 ecm blower motors, 3 control boards, thermister, and waiting on another part to be but in. I want my money back!!!!

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Other Affinity YZE Reviews

Reviews around the web are generally positive for York's Affinity line. Contractors on gardenweb.com state that the YZE is top-tier unit with durable, high-quality components. Homeowners on the same forum report the unit is quiet, reasonably priced and carries solid energy efficiency ratings.

Contractors on hvac.com highly recommended the unit to homeowners shopping for a new heat pump, with special note of its warranty and quality compressor.

Despite various positive reviews, consumers on hvac-talk.com show reservations with York's service and support after installation, mentioning it may not be as comprehensive as with other brands. Threads on gardenweb.com also indicate some worry about corrosion damaging the system's coil over time.

York Affinity YZE Model Numbers

The Affinity YZE is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
YZE03611 15 / 8.5 0
YZE04811 15.5 / 8.8 0

Affinity YZE Warranty

The Affinity YZE is equipped with a lifetime compressor warranty for units installed with a matching air handler and coil from the Affinity line. Units without the matching Affinity components are reduced to a 5-year term.

York also provides a 10-year limited parts warranty for units installed after May 1, 2009, and registered online within 90 days of installation. Failure to meet those guidelines results in a 5-year warranty.

This model also carries the Good Housekeeping Seal, meaning if the unit is defective or breaks within the first two years, it will be replaced or refunded by a York dealership.

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