York YCS Review
SEER:Up to 14
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$4,800 - $7,350
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,000 to 56,000
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): $4,800 - $7,350
- 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.