York YCS Review
SEER:Up to 14
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$2800 - $4500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,000 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.
As the newest addition to York’s popular split system LX™ Series, the YCS model is a compact and reliable air conditioning unit. While this unit is modest in size, it more than makes it up with a SEER Rating of up to 14 and reliable performance tested in York’s extreme, 5-year accelerated test facility.
The LX™ Series YCS system proves its reliability with a new and improved, high-efficiency microchannel aluminum coil which ensures reliable operation in smaller unit size. The small size of this model is great for homeowners seeking a unit for tighter spaces. It’s also easier to handle, transport, and install.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $2800 – $4500
- SEER rating of up to 14
- CFC-free R-410A refrigerant which is friendlier to the environment by producing zero ozone depletion
- Select indoor matches with factory-mounted TXVs are available to make installation faster and easier
- Lower sound production with the sound performance of 76 dBA or lower
The Bottom Line
The LX™ Series YCS is a durable air conditioning model built to nestle in compact spaces. Designed for York’s economy line, this budget-friendly model features a wide selection of maintenance-driven amenities to make service calls quick and easy. An easily accessible QR code provides quick access to technical documents and warranty information.
LX™ Series – YCS Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- Ball bearing fan motors prevent the system from harsh temperatures
- Diagonal base valves with open access and removable fan guard for better accessibility during maintenance
- Stamped steel coil guard design protects coils from mechanical damage
York’s LX™ Series YCS delivers a highly efficient and reliable performance while keeping noise to a minimum. The durable cabinet design is developed using CFD and FEA tools to keep sound to a performance of 76 dBA or lower, so you can enjoy cooling comfort without all the racket.
Other Key Features
- Warm air blows up above the structure allowing multiple units to fit compactly in a tight location
- Factory-installed liquid line filter-drier protects compressors from harmful external contaminants
- High-pressure relief valve and temperature sensor provide additional protection for compressor
- Automotive-quality finish resists corrosion and rust creep for longer-lasting appearance
The LX™ Series YCS is backed by York’s standard warranty coverage, with a 5-year limited parts warranty, a 10-year limited compressor warranty, as well as a 1-year labour limited warranty.
Comparable Models by York
Model Comparison by Features
When it comes to features, Canadian consumers can expect to find a fairly limited selection of innovative technologies with the YCS model. When compared to the LX™ Series YCG system, you’ll find that the YCS system is much more modest when it comes to amenities, largely because it’s not ENERGY Star®-certified.
Model Comparison by Price
The LX™ Series YCS boasts a relatively lower initial cost when compared to its LX™ counterparts, and a significantly lower cost than the Affinity™ Series models. However, its SEER Rating falls on the lower end of the spectrum compared to other high-efficiency models, which ultimately hinders its long-term costs.
Model Comparison by Tier
Belonging to York’s standard-efficiency line, the LX™ Series YCS is among the lower range of air conditioners. While this model doesn’t offer the same abundance of technologies found in higher-tier air conditioners, the YCS remains efficient and reliable thanks to the well-conceived design.