York YCJF Central Air Conditioner
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Overview of the YCJF
The York YCJF is a split system, single-stage air conditioner with an efficiency rating of up to 16.5 SEER. The YCJF is an Energy Star qualified product. The unit features a space-saving MicroChannel coil and a permanently lubricated fan motor. A compressor sound blanket and swept wing fan blade help reduce sound levels. The cabinet is made of galvanized steel with a powder paint finish which resists corrosion and rust. The YCJF is part of the York LX series.
Date created: 2018-09-25
Name: C. Darida
Location: Manahawkin, NJ
"Evaporator Coil Failure"
Unit installed June 2013 by Allied Construction, of Voorhees, NJ. May 2018, unit required 2 lbs coolant, indicating a coolant leak in the system. June 2018, Allied was notified and inserted dye to find leak. Aug. 2018, Allied determined the leak location to be at the condenser coil. Aug. 2018 the failed coil was replaced. Warranty covered the part. Labor cost, plus tax of $1032.13 was on me. A detailed letter to consumer relations, requesting labor costs. Reimbursement got me a decline of assistance, stating that their warranty is standard for the industry. Too bad their equipment does not meet standards. The removed unit was no. 60 of 250. This may explain all the very unsatisfied reviews. The techs indicate that they are very busy replacing these coils. Class action, anyone?
Date created: 2017-11-16
Name: Bill Butts
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
"Extremely bad investment + fraud"
My AC/Furnace has been a constant problem since I bought it 9 years ago. Even my service/sales company dropped the York (Johnson Controls) line 6 months after I bought it. Should have tipped me off. I'm just going to cover the inside evaporator coil unit. First evaporator failed after 3 years. The the second evaporator failed after 4 years. A couple of weeks later I received a Class Action Settlement covering these evaporators on almost all of the Johnson Control Air Conditioners (York, Fraser- Johnston, Luxaire, Coleman, Evcon Gruardian, Champion and Dayton). The settlement dictated that I had to have the service done by a Johnson Controls (jci) dealer in order to obtain the new, tin-plated, evaporator coils and they would reimburse me a couple of hundred dollars install charges. Being a retired 78-year old aerospace engineer, I inspected the new coil when the serviceman started to install it. York shipped the old model and they tried to slip it through. After the serviceman called York from the basement, it was evident that York knew it was the defective part and promised to ship the "tin-plated" coil in as soon as they were available. Finally the new coil arrived and we found that it was not an exact replacement and building new transition sheet metal would cost an additional $300. Electricity cost with the new coil raised my electric bill 20% from previous two years. Well, heating season is here and today I walked by my un-trustworthy York and found that the plastic evaporation collector was leaking all over the floor. All-in-all I estimate that I have paid out the purchase price of the a/c in non- warranty parts and labor to date. After the attempted fraud on the evaporator replacement, I will never trust the integrity of any jci hvac brands: York, Quantech, Tempmaster, Smartflex, Luxaire, Hitachi, Coleman, Guardian, Champion, and Miller-Picking.
Date created: 2017-07-12
Name: R. HARPER
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
"SLAMMING NOISE AT SHUT-OFF"
Slamming sound at shut-of has the neighbors complaining and if we sit on our patio the sound makes you jump it is so loud. York needs to accept accountability and fix this issue. Doing my research: replace single pole to a 2 pole contactor with one wire moved, see Youtube videos that fixed this issue. If the contractors can figure it out then York should rewire new units and fix the ones that have been sold. Updated: 2017-07-12 You can't help but jump when it shuts off and neighbors are complaining because it is so loud. Found out that changing the pole contactor from a single pole to 2 pole and moving one wire solves the problem but York doesn't seem to care because they continue to sell it without fixing the issue. Some contractors know how to fix it so why doesn't York?
Date created: 2017-06-16
Name: M. McVay
Location: Gainesville, FL
"Like my York"
Just purchased a new York Furnace and ac from York. I replaced a RUDD that I had to replace the refrigerant every spring. I was impressed with the new coils and condenser in the York equipment. Each of the copper coils had tin or aluminum coating. The condenser which is variable speed is of good size runs very quietly. I am very happy with my 10 year parts and labor warranty from York and my installer
Date created: 2016-07-07
Name: C scott
Location: Austin, TX
After another failure with the Lennox / Frigidaire combo, I opted to upgrade to a York compressor and coils with the new refrigerant. For less than $4000, my house feels comfortable set at 80 degrees during the day and 78 at night. I'm hoping my next electric bill might be a little less as well.
Date created: 2016-05-10
Name: Karen Washington
Location: San Antonio, TX
I purchased an entirely new system, inside and outside units because of the age and issues with the original system. The contractor offered this system with a 10 year warranty, parts and labor but now I am seeing that isn't the case. I hope the system does not break down as I am disabled.
Date created: 2016-04-06
Location: Richmond Hill
"This gives me a comfortable summer"
I am very satisfied with this York brand YCJF condenser unit. It is very quiet.
Date created: 2015-12-31
Location: Los Angeles, California
"The Best Air Conditioner Product"
I bought this product last year. It is 1.5 tons and has a 10-year warranty. This product's efficiency is 16.5 SEER, probably more than average efficiency. This air conditioner also has an Energy Star label, which means this product is 25% more efficient than any other brand based on EPA and DOE guidelines. What I really like about it is its microchannel coil. These microchannel coil lets the product use less space. Therefore it is pretty much smaller than other products whose cooling effect is as efficient as this product. Since last year, I never had any problem with it nor needed a replacement for parts or any trouble at all. Simply amazing. I have nothing to dislike about this product, I mean, I like all its features. Compared to other brands, the overall satisfaction and quality of this product is much better. That is why it has the Good Housekeeping Seal as a symbol of its earned trust and high quality for the past century. I would definitely recommend it to others who are planning to buy an air conditioner.
Date created: 2015-07-21
Name: Billy LeBrun
Location: Lees Summit, MO
We have recently started installing Champion/York equipment. All made by Johnson Controls. When a person chooses to install equipment, they should look at who is installing it. Cheaper is not always better, and you get what you pay for in terms of the install crew. We can install any system and have the same issues with any of them. The most important day in the life of any system is the day of installation. So if you pay for a guy with a van or truck that has a sign on it, that is the work you get. If everyone would read their insurance policy you would know that you need to hire someone who is licensed and bonded. If not and something happens to your house, it's your problem, not theirs. York/Champion/Luxaire all this equipment is good. You might just want to look at your installer.
Date created: 2015-07-15
Name: Mick Harman
Location: Independence, MO
"Junk, Junk, Junk"
Haven't had a good night's sleep in 3 weeks due to hot weather and no AC. Brand new unit at $7000.00. installed by a dealer 3 weeks ago and it hasn't worked since install. Same size unit as the old one, but the manufacturer says that the house needs to be modified with bigger duct work. The old one worked great, the new one doesn't, it's the same size so let's lie to the owner about selling junk and not fix the problem. If this company has no more common sense than that, they need to close their doors and go out of business.
Date created: 2015-06-25
Name: james Young
Location: Wichita, KS
Had this a YCJF 14.5 SEER unit installed in my house last Saturday. Love it, it's quiet and uses 6 amps less than our old unit!
Date created: 2015-06-12
Name: Guy Liggett
Location: Swansea, MA
So far I'm satisfied with the cooling but only had it installed in May & we are in the middle of June. I could give you better answers after August.
Date created: 2015-05-31
Name: C Larimer
Location: Cambridge, MD
"Own dealers won't provide service"
Bought an entire matched system - outdoor 2.5 ton, 80k/95% afue - to get 16 seer, and I called their local dealer to do the install. They won't even return my calls. When I emailed York about this, there was no reply. Pretty much you're on your own - you didn't buy the units from us, so we're not going to install them. Still looking for an independent to install so I can't rate their equipment yet.
Date created: 2015-04-29
Location: Houston, TX
"York outdoor unit, model number YCJF42S41S1"
This York A/C LX series was installed in 2010. The first two years were great. Quiet unit. Could really tell the difference. By July 2014, something wasn't right. It wasn't cooling. The ofm was bad. The warranty covered the parts but I had to pay a warranty handling fee. Are you kidding? Now here we are April, 2015, and during my A/C check the coolant was really really low. There's a leak somewhere. The worst purchase I ever made was this York. I am so disappointed in this product. I will never by a York again. I have a feeling we are going to have to eat the cost of this one, though it's not 5 years old yet, and get something else.
Other YCJF Reviews
Most online reviews of the YCJF air conditioner on HVAC forums are positive. There are several posts where consumers ask for comparisons between units. Most comments on these posts have good things to say about the YCJF, and a professional member on hvac-talk.com states that York A/C products are very good, with units often lasting over 30 years.
Product registration is required within 90 days for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the York YCJF 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.