York LX Central Air Conditioner
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Overview of the LX
The York LX is a split-system air conditioner available in two models, the YCJF and the YCJD. The YCJF is a single phase, Energy Star certified unit with an efficiency of 14.5 SEER, while the YCJD is available as both a single phase and a three phase and has an efficiency of 13 SEER. The LX has a capacity of 1.5 -- 5 tons and features a compact design with a MicroChannel coil to save space. An enclosed, permanently lubricated fan motor provides quiet operation and low maintenance. The LX uses R-410A refrigerant.
Date created: 2018-05-31
Name: E Harris
Location: Destin, FL
"Lasted 3 years even after expensive repairs"
Within 3 years I have already put so much money into this unit. It is a piece of junk. I went ahead and replaced it because the repairs are so expensive. I went with a Trane this time I hope it serves me better than this York did. I will never buy a York product again.
Date created: 2018-04-05
Name: Steve kirby
Location: Manhattan, KS
"York A/C review"
I am a mechanical and plumbing contractor in Manhattan KS. I canít believe the bad reviews York is getting. Every brand of HVAC equipment will have problems, remember they are an electrical mechanical operating device. York has stood behind every problem I might have and remember your equipment is only as good as the contractor installing it. Yes I have had some major problems but I stand behind my work and York equipment. So if you have a bad experience with York, you should probably look at your installing contractor!! Any company can slap in a piece of equipment, get your money and leave.
Date created: 2017-11-23
Location: Cambridge, MD
"Biggest & most expensive mistake of my life"
I am 63 and have purchased many, many items both big & small in my life; this is by far the worst purchase I have ever made for both material & customer service. I replaced a 28 year old, still working, Bryant HVAC with this new York HVAC system. In obtaining quotes for "replacement" HVAC companies was giving me prices for what you would think is a new install, York dealers were by far the worst. My impression, worst than used car salesmen. Attempted to register the equipment online twice, twice wrote actual letters to York corporate asking them to confirm registration; no reply. Called twice and left messages; no reply. Emails; no reply.Now that evap coil has been identified as defective, and yes mine failed, in a class action suit, recently settled, in checking York website they are saying all 3 pieces of equipment I bought 2 1/2 yrs ago is still at the distributor, as I had surmised by their no response; not registered. York dealers will not return my phone calls because of my mistake of telling them up front that evap coil is to be replaced under warranty because sold knowing that it was defective according to court records. At one time York was the brand to buy, best in the business; now Will never ever buy anything with York name. Second house I own just last year had a Trane system newly installed. See cost them evan more in a lost sale. For now have to wait for settlement rep decide when and how much I am entitled to, evan tho will never recover for the hot period that we were without a/c and York dealer who recharged 2 yr old system with 3lb of refrigerant and cleaning that froze up again 2 weeks later. Common sense should have told him their was a leak with that much refrigerant needed.
Date created: 2017-06-28
Location: North Port, FL
"Most of the Problem with All A/C are the Installing Contractor"
Most problems with a/c systems are caused be the installing contractor. Repeated Compressor failures, not able to keep up with "Florida Heat" are caused by the installing contractor. They are taking a short cut or undersized the unit to keep the cost down. In order to be "the low bid", they are cutting corners that will cause nothing but headaches for the homeowner. Low bid will always be the high bid; in the long run, quality costs money, but it will save you in the long run. Before selecting a manufacturer, check out the contractor you are using. Once you find a good contractor ask for his advice, he does this every day. Most all a/c unit today all use the same compressor and basic parts. The big difference for the homeowner is the person installing your systems, not the manufacturer. I have been doing this for 30 years and most of the problems I have seen are poor installation.
Date created: 2017-05-06
Location: Salisbury, NC
Extremely disappointed in this unit, however I should have told the HVAC guy to take it back when I read the reviews because all the negative reviews are right on point. The unit is loud when it runs. Less than a year old and the compressor has gone out. Don't believe anything positive about this unit. I will never buy York or use any contractor that sells them. My best guess is any positive reviews on here are probably HVAC contractors looking to markup a cheap unit. Never buy a York.
Date created: 2016-10-21
Name: Sheryl Diehl
Location: Bedford, PA
I am very happy with my new AC unit. It runs quieter than the unit it replaces, and there is a lot more movement of air. I am pleased to have a unit that will be more cost-efficient. I also like the fact that the unit is surrounded by a sturdy metal frame that protects it from dings caused by lawn care equipment or snow and icicles falling from the roof.
Date created: 2016-09-19
Name: Kathy Foens
Location: Rock Island, IL
It's an excellent unit. Service was exceptional.
Date created: 2016-08-28
Name: Dan F
Location: Blaine, MN
I was initially somewhat concerned with the reviews I had seen online. However, my contractor, who came highly recommended by friends and family, assured me the quality of installation is the driving factor in whether your system goes 30 years without issue, or is riddled with repairs from the start. I checked in throughout the installation and he explained to me the processes involved and now six months later my system is as quiet and working as well now as it did day one. I'm very pleased with the York brand and would highly recommend them.
Date created: 2016-08-12
Name: J. Campbell
Location: San Antonio, TX
The company (Father Nature, San Antonio, Texas) was excellent! Best experience ever. Would highly recommend product and installation company.
Date created: 2016-07-11
I made a very big mistake by choosing York air conditioner. I was told by many people that York AC is very, very poor quality. My contractor installed the AC and it didn't work from the beginning. It did not make any cooling air. My contractor came twice to try to fix it but no success. I asked my contractor to change the unit but that didn't do it. This is very, very strange. The AC unit didn't work from the very beginning. How bad it is! Do not ever buy York anything. They are really bad; not just bad, really bad.
Date created: 2016-06-12
Name: Nick patel
Location: Ontario, Canada
"Good old brand that's trusted"
Had this brand for the last 15 years. It seems to be well known and is a trusted brand.
Date created: 2016-05-19
Name: J. Melvin
Location: Gulfport, MS
"New York AC to replace 22 year old York"
Replaced 22-year-old York gas furnace/AC with new York gas furnace/AC central unit. Very satisfied with old York unit which lasted 22 years. Expect similar performance from the new York unit. New unit seems even quieter than the old unit, performs great. Keeps house very comfortable. Keeps the humidity under control which is very important in gulf coast Mississippi.
Date created: 2016-05-10
Name: Daniel. G. Bognanno
Location: Hamilton Square, NJ
"Not as promised"
Unit is no better cooling my house than the old unit was. It may use less electricity but cooling issue still remains. Have to turn it up to sometimes 80 or it keeps running. Don't know if the unit is not working right or is just too small. It was supposed to be the appropriate size for my house!
Date created: 2015-09-14
Name: Carol A
Location: Jenks, OK
Our unit is not even 5 years old. It went out. The compressor lead wires were strapped to the copper in the unit, and the vibration of the unit caused the wires to rub through the very thin foam piece and rub the copper. This caused a short and a hole in the copper, and now we have an $1100 bill to repair the mess. All they would have had to do was use a thicker layer of foam or simply not strap the wires to the copper! This seems to me to be a major design flaw. It would have cost pennies (or even less) to prevent this from happening. In addition, I had asked the salesman if I could purchase filters for the unit anywhere. He told me yes. I then of course found out after I had it installed, that I had to purchase very expensive York filters only and could not buy them from anyone else.
Date created: 2015-08-25
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
"Total HVAC installation"
PSE&G staff is fantastic at putting you at ease once you have been previously taken advantage of. Needed to replace an entire Trane unit that was only 8 years old and still under warranty. Previous contractor had over sized the unit grossly, which lead to disaster. The York unit works so efficiently and the home is much more comfortable. The staff is highly knowledgeable about the process and the product. As a public utility they have only one goal: systems that work in the community, not over-selling.
Date created: 2015-08-21
Name: R Hanak
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
"York central AC unit concern"
I just wanted people to know that according to Consumer Reports, the York brand central AC units had the most repairs out of 9 brands. I am hoping that our new York will be okay. We used our utility company as the installer because they offer protection plans and have provided good service and coverage on major repairs, but we were disappointed that they only offered the York brand.
Date created: 2015-08-20
Name: Eugene Bruno
Location: Staten Island, NY
"Excellent workmanship - honors warranty - very understanding"
Same as above: excellent workmanship, honors warranty, very understanding.
Date created: 2015-08-20
Name: David Hay
Location: Chesterfield VA
Know the brand but the main reason I purchased it was the dealer. I have dealt with them before and trust their recommendation and service
Date created: 2014-10-17
Name: D. Schmidt
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
"Experience with York LX Series"
Last year we replaced an old Payne condensing unit. We requested (2) bids, one from an Amana contractor that actually wanted to switch us to Lennox, and one from a York Contractor - Air Service Partners in Placentia, California. The Lennox unit was bid at just less than $10k, and Matt Ochoa of Air Service Partner's bid came in at just under $5k. I was familiar with York because we have had (3) York commercial packaged units on the top of our commercial building the past 8 years and we've had no issues. After the installation last year, the unit turned out to be much quieter, efficient and smaller. Matt explained that the Micro- channel coil technology was the reason for the small compact size, lighter weight and efficiency. This year we had some very hot days here in Southern California and the unit performed flawlessly. Matt also fixed a major air flow problem that had existed since the new furnace was installed in 2009 - the other contractors had a major crimp in the main airflow collar at the top of the evaporator coil. Once he fixed that our airflow was twice what it had been. Matt was very meticulous, cost efficient and worked very hard to meet my expectations. Being an engineer, that says a lot. He also converted us from R22 to R-410A and explained why the evaporator coil had to be replaced as well.
Date created: 2014-06-20
Name: Bruce Y.
Location: Orlando, FL
"York LX Series YHJF42541S5A"
I installed the York lx series hvac and Air Handler in my home to replace an 11 year old Rheem system. I wanted to get a more efficient system that was at least 3.5 ton and 13.5 seer. Contractors that I talked to kept suggesting that I purchase a high quality Carrier or Trane or Lennox. When I asked about a York, I was told to 'stay away' from York which surprised me because of their long history and name recognition in pa. When I checked with an ac contractor that I worked with before, the first system he suggested was a York, when I told him about the reviews from other contractors and also online about York, he responded that York was a very high quality unit and he recommends York because of the price and quality. He said that he gets just as many if not more service calls for so-called high end brands that he supports. He said the most important factor for a brand is good professional, knowledgeable installation. I decided to go with the York, the price was right and the specs were exactly what I was looking for. Since having the system installed, my home has never been cooler and I notice the system does not kick on as much or stay on as long. The unit itself looks great. It is a nice bronze color, color is not so important, but it does look good on the side of my house. I would recommend giving York a try and not get talked into a higher end, much more expensive system by a fast talking contractor. My system cost exactly half of a similar Lennox brand. I am very happy with my purchase and the installation was complete and professional.
Date created: 2014-06-17
Name: Austin Lance
Location: Knoxville TN
"Nothing but problems"
Bought 4 Luxaire units for new home in 2006 and have had nothing but problems with all 4. Compressors, motors, coils, electric boards, you name it. My installer tells me same story of other consumers of York. Last straw was another compressor going out 5 weeks ago, first replacement which took over a week to get was built flawed, so, my installer had to reorder. Still awaiting arrival of compressor - now into 5th week without use of unit in heat of summer. I will never buy a York product again. I would recommend based on my experience if your builder or installer suggests York...run!
Date created: 2014-05-11
Name: Fernando F.
Location: McAllen, TX
"Do not buy this brand!!"
For those "defending" this brand, please don't.York is nothing but garbage and a waste of money. . I got this a/c unit installed 3 yrs ago and its been a real nightmare, I had countless technicians and 3 different companies trying to get this garbage repaired time over time again. Still giving me lots of headaches, the unit was purchased brand new and it broke down 3 times in a week and 11 months later. Tt break down again this week. Do yourself a favor and do not trust this brand unless you really want to waste money. My mistake, trusting a cooling company who recommended this garbage, I wish I had done research prior to buying.
Date created: 2014-04-27
Location: Dothan alabama
My landlord installed this unit 3 years ago. And the a/c guy has been out about every other month trying to fix it. It constantly freezes up ( I run it on 72) and leaks refrigerant out. I'm in lower Alabama and everyday I come home expecting it to be 90 degrees in the house because it has happened so many times. I'm moving out of this house because I can't take missing work for the a/c guy and not sleeping because it's so hot any more. The old unit cooled down to 67 no problem just had a leaky coil that "couldn't be fixed" whatever.
Date created: 2013-09-06
Name: F. Hernandez
Location: Miami, Fl
"York Sells Defective Products"
I purchased this A/C model # YCJD42S41S1 and the fan coil #F5FP048H06T3X 28 months ago. This system is defective and should be recalled. After 13 months, the motor failed and I had to have it replaced. Something as basic as the fan motor. Because it was more than 12 months, I had to pay to have it installed. Now 1 year later, the coil is failing and has also to be replaced. I called a contractor listed on the York website and he quoted me $1,100.00 to replace or $2,200 to replace the air handler completely. When I complained to the York Area Manager, he informed me that the contractors on the York website are only listed there because they pay York money to get listed. Not because they know what they are doing or are ethical. He recommended I get a 2nd opinion. I told him the first one had cost me over $200.00. Then he started to blame everybody. First it was the corruption of the A/C industries, the salt in the air, then the installer. The truth is that it's my fault for buying York without researching it first. Looks like this mistake is going to cost me $5000.00.
Date created: 2012-07-03
Name: J. Schwandt
Location: New Orleans
"York 3.5T 13SAC R410A"
Sorry I didn't read these reviews before I bought unit. But I trusted my installer to choose a reliable brand. Purchased my York unit in May 2009. Have nothing but trouble after 2 years, right when the extended labor warranty expired. Parts still under warranty but not coolant or labor. Part in attic leaked and ruined my ceiling. Outside part has been almost completely replaced. Had to add a "booster" to the compressor this week.
Date created: 2008-08-08
Name: Linda Marshall
Location: Arnold, MD
Years owned: 1
"York Central Air Conditioner"
I just had a York lx 13 seer outside air conditioning unit installed. It is way too loud. A/C is supposed to help you relax, but I can't stand the sound of it. I can hear it everywhere on my property. I can hear it inside my house in the basement on the opposite side of the house. It is nerve racking and I am stressed about this all the time. This unit was a waste of my hard earned money. I do not recommend this to anyone. Don't buy this!
Other LX Reviews
In a comparison on gardenweb.com between the York LX and a similar Carrier model, a contributor stated that the LX is a good, quiet unit, and recommended the 14.5 SEER unit over the 13 SEER. Another thread on gardenweb.com found a couple of consumers calling the LX a good, reliable unit.
Product registration is required within 90 days for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the York LX air conditioner is comprised of the following:
- 10-year limited parts warranty
- 10-year limited warranty on the compressor
If not registered within 90 days, the parts warranty reverts to a 5-year limited warranty. Labor and shipping costs are not covered by the warranty.