York Affinity Furnace Overview

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.

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Consumer Reviews of York Affinity

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  • Very Satisfied
    30
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
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  • Very Unsatisfied
    29
  • #9 of 20 York Furnace
  • 50.82% of customers recommended

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York Affinity Furnace Reviews

Showing 31-35 of 61 reviews

"Very economical"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Well built, quiet, made to last for years of comfort.

ALLENTOWN, PA

"Great unit"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

No issues, 2 years now. Very quite and efficient. Replaced a 40+ yr unit that was working fine, but killed my wallet with gas usage.

Erie, PA

"Excellent Furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This furnace is extremely quiet. Noise is a large concern for myself and this furnace is quieter than my hot water tank heating water while the furnace is running the blower on low. I cannot speak on efficiency of this unit yet as we have not received our first bill.

Edmonton, AB

"Great installation"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This unit was everything that was promised; quiet, efficient. It was very carefully installed by a reputable contractor.

British Columbia

"NEVER BUY A YORK"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have had this piece of crap for 3 years and have had contractors replace 6 pressure switches, 1 mother board, 1 gas valve and 1 igniter. Even though I have a 10 year warranty, York does not cover “diagnostic charges”, so I have paid out $800 in fees.

Kelowna, BC

Other Affinity Reviews

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.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
YP9C060B12MP11 97.5 60,000
YP9C060B12MP12 97.5 60,000
YP9C080B12MP11 97.5 80,000
YP9C080B12MP12 97.5 80,000
YP9C080C16MP11 97.7 80,000
YP9C080C16MP12 97.7 80,000
YP9C100C16MP11 97.7 100,000
YP9C100C16MP12 97.7 100,000
YP9C100C20MP11 97.7 100,000
YP9C100C20MP12 97.7 100,000
YP9C120D20MP11 98 120,000
YP9C120D20MP12 98 120,000

Affinity Warranty

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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