York LX Heat Pump
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Overview of the LX
The York LX Heat Pump series offers three different models of heat pumps: the YHJF, YHJD and YHJR. The heat pumps are ENERGY STAR qualified, and are equipped with Demand Defrost functions designed for optimum endurance in the coldest weather.
With SEER ratings of 14.5 and HSPF ratings of 8.5, the York LX Series YHJF heat pump offers all weather performance. Promoted as a more cost-efficient model, the York LX Series YHJD heat pump has 13 SEER and 7.7 HSPF. The York LX Series YHJR heat pump offers high efficiency ratings at an affordable rate; the ratings awarded to this model are the same as the ones of the York LX Series YHJD. All three heat pumps use R-410A refrigerant.
Consumer Reviews of the York LX
Date created: 2013-01-01
Name: Patrick Poillucci
Location: Columbus Ohio
My York affinity heat pump for the first two years would turn into a block of ice! I am warning everyone do not buy York there customer service is ridiculous, I payed out of pocket to fix a unit that is still under warranty. Do not buy York!
Date created: 2011-11-23
Name: S Brooks
Location: Seattle, WA
Years owned: 2
I had this York LX series unit installed 2 years ago. It has provided even warm heat(and the occasional blast of a/c in our typically temperate Northwest summers). Even with a 500 square foot addition, I am saving over 35% on my overall monthly electric bill. It is highly efficient and I am very happy.
Date created: 2011-10-28
Name: Mike Craig
Years owned: 1
I replaced my old hvac unit with a York heat pump YCJF Series LX (14.5 SEER)and gas furnace. The unit has worked flawlessly for the past year. I added some ducting to increase flow to one of my rooms. The total cost for the 4 ton heat pump, gas heater and extra ducting was $9,510. This included $560 for a 10 year parts and labor warranty.
Date created: 2011-06-29
Name: Mara Conklin
Location: Bentonville, AR
Years owned: 5
"Unit is a lemon"
Our York heat pump has has 10 service calls in less than five years. This June alone we've had three service calls. Our HVAC contractor has asked York to replace the unit and they refuse. Our repair bills (for labor) are almost $1000 and we've had to go out and buy a window unit, since the heat pump is so unreliable. I'd never buy another York product.
Date created: 2011-01-10
Location: Victoria BC
"The Jury is Out on York and Johnson Controls"
I wish I had read this site before I bought my York Affinity Air Handler, model avy36cxh21 and 2 Ton Heat Pump model yhjf24. Judging from these reviews, it seems York had a good reputation decades ago, but its product quality and service follow-through have rapidly deteriorated in recent years. First, some background: I live in the Pacific Northwest (Victoria BC), where Heat Pumps are all the rage because of cheap hydro power, and mild temperate winters that promise to save you money over Oil and Gas heat systems. So out went the Oil furnace and in came the HP. I went with the York model in late 2009 because it was a good price for a 14.5 SEER model compared to other brands. Here are the problems so far: - the York HP is louder than my friend's 3 ton Trane by a longshot as well as my buddy's more expensive York, which is a major problem for us because it is outside our bedroom - the unit began freezing up in 0 degree C weather, inhibiting efficiency, (defrost wasn't working right) and the reversing valve had to be replaced - again this winter, the unit is freezing up and the emergency heat function is not kicking on automatically during cold snaps, despite having a programmable thermostat, which tells me something is seriously wrong with this unit (I have to turn EH on manually when the unit ices up) Bottom line is, I would advise against York, especially at the lower end of the models. My friend raves about his Carrier, though I see they get bad reviews too. Some notes about this forum: 1) There is no number 1, 2 or 3 rated HP, has anyone noticed that? Very suspicious. 2) Many of the positive reviews appear closely together in date and mention the same contractor names over and over -- a very dubious and unethical tactic. Stay away from companies that use this tactic. 3) Most of the reviews here are negative, which indicates a disproportionate amount of naysayers dominate this forum. This isn't surprising, but I'd be wary of using this forum exclusively when comparing models. Throw out the worst and bes reviews, and the one's in the middle will give you some insight into a company's service record and product quality. 4) Many of the positive reviews are for obscure companies or companies like GE that don't make HPs anymore! How useless is that. Maybe GE should get back in the game...aanybody got a refurbished Weathertron they want to sell? Kidding... 5) The warranty on a HP doesn't really mean squat, because the real cost comes in the labour to install things like reversing valves, compressors, and the like. New buyers beware of this! If you can get an extended warranty that covers labour for 10 years (to supplement the typical 10 year manufacturer warranty), I would seriously consider it (if the price is right). 6) Noise. NOt all HPs are noisy, but certain models are worse than others -- the best way to learn is to ask to see one in action!
Other LX Reviews
As per the comments made by reviewers on sites such as gardenweb.com, York is known for creating and fabricating quality equipment that is comparable and in some cases superior in efficiency and cost to most other heat pump manufacturing companies. Comparisons were drawn with a variety of brands such as Trane, Goodman, Carrier and Lennox.
York LX Model Numbers
The LX is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Once you purchase a York LX Series heat pump, it is important to register the equipment online within 90 days after you install the unit. The LX series products carry limited warranties comprising of 10 years of limited warranty on parts and 10 years of limited warranty on the compressor. Consumers also can opt for the YorkCare Extended Protection Plan, which comes into effect after the original warranty expires for a slight additional cost.