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Brand Highlight: York

April 18, 2017

The History of York

Whether it’s a furnace to keep your home warm in winter, or an HVAC system for constant cooling during summer, it’s important to find a company that you can rely on to offer dependable comfort, year after year. With over 130 years since their inception, the York company works to offer confidence and peace of mind to commercial and residential buyers, across the United States.

As a company that focuses on home-grown talent, hard-work, and the latest in high-quality techniques and materials, York has made a resoundingly positive name for itself in the HVAC industry.

Although it first emerged in 1874, York’s official journey into cooling and heating began in the early 1900s. As the years passed by, the company earned its place as one of the largest heating and cooling suppliers across the globe, offering a comprehensive range of products for interior comfort.

Over the course of York history, the company has made its mark on the timeline of HVAC development. York installed the revolutionary “air washing” system in the Empire theatre during 1914, and created the world’s first air-conditioned structure in 1924.

During 2006, York joined forces with Johnson Controls, an alliance which allowed both organizations to achieve incredible things for the future of interior comfort. Today, York products are still used throughout some of the most famous buildings in the world; from the Sydney Opera House, to the Empire State Building.

York Products

When it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere, York offers one of the most comprehensive lines on the market. Every product is designed and built in the company’s warehouse in North America, with stringent testing to ensure reliability that lasts for years to come.

York Furnaces:
The York furnace line includes the Affinity Series, LX Series, Latitude Series, and commercial grade products. Affinity models are the most efficient options, providing up to 98% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). These models operate alongside the ClimaTrak system, which automatically adjusts temperature cycles to fit your unique needs. The LX series is a low-price and compact option; measuring at 33-inches, with an impressive AFUE rating of 96%.

Finally, the Latitude furnaces provide 95.5% AFUE — ideal for those in search of quality at a low price point.

York Air Conditioners:
York air conditioners are available from both the Affinity and LX Series. The options in the Affinity Series provide up to 18 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), for more efficient cooling — plus a QuietDrive system for whisper-soft operation. The LX Series are efficient and cost effective, using Microchannel coils for a smaller carbon footprint.

Heat Pumps:
Like the air conditioner line, York heat pumps come in Affinity and LX Series models. The Affinity series offers higher efficiency and QuietDrive comfort, while the LX Series provides a budget-friendly solution for quality performance.

Indoor Air:
When it comes to indoor air, York offers LX air handlers that provide comfort and luxury in indoor environments. They also offer air quality systems, designed to infuse the interior of any property with fresh outdoor air — without sacrificing the contained temperature.

Thermostats:
York offers a range of innovative thermostats, taking comfortable living to the next level. With the Affinity series, you can connect to your comfort system using Wi-Fi, and adjust settings for up to 6 individual rooms. You can control temperature from anywhere with the York touchscreen. The LX series thermostat provides a digital temperature management solution to match your unique preferences.

Other products from York include:

  • Residential packaged equipment
  • Mini-Split systems
  • Evaporator coils

Why Choose York HVAC?

So, why should you consider York for your residential or commercial needs? Benefits of York brand products include:

  • Higher efficiency for lower utility bills
  • Low sound levels
  • Attractive and innovative design
  • Simple operation
  • Compact in size

The York company uses the latest technology and equipment to create the innovative solutions in their state-of-the-art American facilities.

Although York may not give the most volume to its environmental efforts when compared to other companies, a large aspect of their growth is connected to the creation of more efficient systems. Many York products carry the Energy Star seal of approval, and York is active with the UNFCCC, Energy Efficiency Forum, and Clinton Climate Initiative. Most importantly, the company puts customer service and satisfaction first — a focus that has helped them to develop and maintain incredible technology, year after year.


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About The Author

Bob Jenson

For over 45 years, Bob Jenson has been providing quality heating and air services to the San Diego community.


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