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.
This is by far the best furnace that I have ever had. I use a Bear Media MERV 13 filter in the unit and I use a 1″ filter on the return air. This unit heats my home perfectly and the air quality with the two filters I use is outstanding. I purchase the Bear Media MERV 13 filters from Amazon for $56 for a 2 filter pack, and I puchase the roll of 1″ filter from Grainger for $120 (which will last me at least 3 years per roll). I cut my return filters from the roll and replace them once a month.
"York is good by me."
I have a York Affinity two stage gas furnace and central air conditioner that was installed in 2006. To date, it has been totally problem free. I have both units serviced once a year. Most of the bad mouthing of York products seems to come from ignorant home owners who don’t realize these new high efficiency furnaces need regular maintenance and no brand will be as reliable and maintenance free as models built 30 years ago. If you want high efficiency, you will pay for it, both in new cost of aquisition as well as maintenance and a shorter service life. Such is progress.
"Very Expensive Piece of Junk"
York Affinity Furnace top of the line and everything is breaking on it from 5 Pressure Values so far seems every 4-6 months it goes, new Mother Board because its so high tech it can’t figure out how to run properly and now a new blower motor. do not buy this furnace
"Installed Correctly = works great!"
York Affinity Furnace – 97.5% efficient! Awesome. It is so quiet and even. I talked to a friend who has been a lead technician in the industry for decades, and he recommended York. Said it was in the top brand category, and uses a heat exchanger that is much more durable over time than some other brands. I’ve had friends with bad contractor experiences, but my contractor was awesome. Find a good contractor who sizes the equipment right, and your York will probably work just as well! Good luck!
I have installed and repaired all brands. They all have issues. My new York yp9c100 is a 98%er. also installed complete a/c unit. Two years gone but not one problem. We sometimes blame the equipment, but in fact, some contractors have not a clue on proper installation practices. In addition, to troubleshoot a poor installation is hard. My advice, (30 years as a contractor-retired) is do not go with lowest price. You have to live with this system for many years. Ask other people about your so-called expert contractor. Not the ones he gives you. If no one in your area knows him, there�s a reason for that.
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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