York YCE Review
SEER:Up to 14
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Price:$2800 - $4500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,600 to 56,000
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Please note, this model appears to have been discontinued by the manufacturer, although it may still be available for purchase through distributors and contractors for some time.
Canadian consumers will enjoy optimal cooling comfort with the LX™ Series YCE air conditioning system offered by York. This model is built for long-lasting performance, utilizing a high-efficiency microchannel aluminum coil to ensure a top-quality performance adapted to smaller unit size.
With a SEER Rating of up to 14, you’ll be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs – perfect for customers on a budget. Despite its low cost, this model remains environmentally friendly thanks to the CFC-free F-410A refrigerant that produces zero ozone depletion.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $2800 - $4500
- SEER rating of up to 14
- CFC-free F410A refrigerant produces zero ozone depletion for environmentally-conscious performance
- The sound performance of 76 dBA or lower for quieter sound production
- The QR code on system maximizes accessibility with quick access to technical documents and warranty information
The Bottom Line
The LX™ Series YCE is a trustworthy, budget-friendly model designed for homes with smaller spaces and lots. This model is manufactured for efficient performance at a low volume, using a sturdy cabinet design that delivers a sound performance of 76 dBA or lowers for a cooling experience without all the racket.
LX™ Series – YCE Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- Coated steel wire fan guard and pre-treated G90-equivalent galvanized steel chassis built for resistance against corrosion and rust
- Ball bearing fan motors prevent the system from harsh temperatures for reliable operation
- Stamped steel coil guard design protects coils from mechanical damage
Go with the LX™ Series YCE air conditioner if you’re looking for a unit that’s easy to install. The YCE utilizes a combination of easy power and control wiring, select indoor matches with factory-mounted TXVs, and a factory installed filter-drier for an easier installation process and less overall maintenance.
Other Key Features
- Smaller unit size for more accessible handling, installation, and transportation
- Diagonal base valves with open access, swing out control box, and removable fan guard makes it easier to access unit during maintenance
- Factory-installed liquid line filter-drier protects compressors from harmful contaminants
- Warm air blows up and above the structure to allow for multiple-unit applications
The LX™ Series YCE is covered under York’s standard warranty plan, with a 5-year limited parts warranty, a 10-year limited compressor warranty, and a 1-year labour limited warranty.
Comparable Models by York
Model Comparison by Features
In terms of features, the LX™ Series YCE doesn’t offer Canadian consumers as many amenities as a more advanced model such as the Affinity™ Series CZF from York’s premium grade line. Where the CZF model offers a Touch Screen Communicating Control for homeowners to operate their unit remotely, the YCE model offers more straightforward features for practical, no-frills usage.
Model Comparison by Price
The LX™ Series YCE model comes at a lower initial cost than the elaborate models in the Affinity™ Series. Additionally, when compared to other standard models with lower SEER Ratings, such as the LX™ Series YFE, the YCE allows for more long-term cost-efficiency.
Model Comparison by Tier
The LX™ Series YCE is a member of York’s standard-efficiency line and therefore falls among the lower range of air conditioners from this brand. While it does not offer as many innovative technologies as the higher-tier air conditioners, the YCE model remains budget-friendly and reliable.