York’s Affinity line consists of two gas furnaces: the Affinity YPLC, offering 80% AFUE, and the 98% AFUE Affinity YP9C. Winner of the Consumers Digest “Best Buy” award, the 98% AFUE YP9C is Energy Star rated and has a multi-position configuration.
Both the high-efficiency and base-line unit use a variable speed EMC blower motor for quiet, efficient operation and a modulating design that constantly adjusts heating levels for maximum comfort.
Additional components of the Affinity series include: reinforced cabinets, gasket doors, and York’s Climatrak Comfort System, a feature that customizes operation to the conditions of any region. With its compact 33-inch height, the Affinity series can also fit into tight spots around the home.
Along with the current YPLC and YP9C series, there are several discontinued series in the Affinity furnace line, including the Affinity 8.S, with an efficiency of 80% AFUE; Affinity 8.V, also offering an efficiency of 80% AFUE; Affinity 9V, with a 92% AFUE; and the Affinity 8.T.
Chose this unit over Trane and Lennox based on dealer recommendation, works great and we saved a bunch on gas last winter.
"Best furnace I have ever owned in 50 years"
I have never been more comfortable. This York furnace runs longer and slower eliminating any airflow noise, drafts and has greatly reduced my utility bills being 97% efficient. Apparently, the furnace matches its capacity to heat loss of the house. All I know is I have never been more comfortable and the unit has operated over 2 years without a flaw.
"Never worked from day one"
Bought this YP9C120D20MP11 heater in 2009 and had it serviced 7+ times for the same problem. The unit would blow out cold air for hours and never shut off. My dealer tried to fix this heater 7+ times with no success and he never got any help from York. When I called York direct all I got was a rude answer from there service manager Bill March. One time he laugh at me on the phone. I am very disappointed that they think this is a funny matter. My family will never but another York product again.
Most of the complaints are caused by poor installation and not product quality. Excessive noise, having to remove screws to access a filter or being charged $400 for a furnace that is available with a 10 year parts warranty are all examples. Most contractors make their job as easy as possible so they don’t offer extended warranties which in the case of York is a factory warranty. I suggest you ask questions about the contractors professionalism in effect insurance, training and technical experience. Stay away from the one man business. We are very happy with York products as we have been using Affinity for years and will put them against any other unit. If you want to pay for a name then maybe Trane is for you.
New Lenox, IL
"York 80% Efficiency Single Space Combination 2.5 Rooftop Heat/cool System"
Within the 6 years we have owned this York d1np036n05606 unit it has been serviced 4 times. The parts always seemed to break down after the warranty expired so that meant we had to buy them again or pay a good price to have the unit repaired. When we purchased the York; we were told that all we needed to do every 3 months was to remove the filter. The so called easy way was not true it was just a lie. In order to replace the filter we must take a panel of the machine the furnace requiring us to remove multiple screws. Plus we found out there is another filter we must replace at the same time which is at another location and it also requires removing additional panels. We live in a cold freezing winter state and really do not want to be changing filters during that type of weather! We bought York unit because it was supposed to be a number one brand on the market and to me it should be listed at the bottom of the list. I would never buy a York furnace again!
Generally, the Affinity series is regarded as a high quality product across the web. Hvac-for-beginners.com gives the product line its highest rating for efficiency, comfort, and solid warranty. Gasfuranceguide.com also notes the product’s attractive design, quiet operation, and efficiency.
A consumer thread on hvac-talk.com carries more mixed reviews of the product. A handful of people express frustration with their Affinity furnaces. Multiple malfunctions, including odd noises and loud vibrations were among the complaints. Poor customer service with York service contractors also added to the list of issues.
Others on the thread report no problems with Affinity line and site poor contractors as the potential source of system issues.
York Affinity Model Numbers
The Affinity is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The Affinity series carries a 10-year limited parts and lifetime heat exchanger warranty. The product must be registered online within 90 days of installation. Failure to register within the allotted time frame results in a 5-year parts warranty.
Both models also carry the Good Housekeeping Seal, which guarantees product replacement or refund if the product is found defective within 2 years.
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