York LX Series – TM9Y Review
AFUE:Up to 96%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Dual Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,835 - $4,670
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Featuring a two-speed burner with a standard high-efficiency constant torque ECM motor, the LX Series TM9Y is one of YORK’s many ENERGY STAR® certified mid-range furnaces. The unit has an impressive AFUE rating of 96%, and it's backed by YORK’S dependable craftsmanship.
Read this TM9Y review of the furnace’s key features and specifications to find out if it’s right for your home..
About the LX TM9Y
Average Price (installed): $3,835 - $4,670
- AFUE: Up to 96%
- BTU input: 40,000 to 120,000
- ENERGY STAR Certified
- Two-Stage Burner
The Bottom Line
The YORK LX Series TM9Y is a mid-range furnace that guarantees dependable air distribution that offers ENERGY STAR certification, so it could be eligible for certain rebates. This unit promises consistent, reliable performance to provide comfort for your entire home.
Another great thing about the TM9Y is that it’s compact and space-saving. With a height of just 33 inches, this unit will fit in just about any home, and can even be installed in closets, attics, and crawl spaces.
This model consistently provides even heat throughout the entire home. Reinforced cabinets and gasketed doors promise that warm air goes where it needs to, both quietly and efficiently.
YORK LX Series TM9Y Specifications
- Burner type: Two-Stage
- Blower type: Constant torque ECM
- Up to 96% AFUE heating efficiency
- Compact 33-inch height allows for easy installation
- Internal condensation trap design provides optimal condensation management
- Tubular aluminized steel heat exchanger and a secondary heat exchanger for greater efficiency
With an adjustable two-stage operation and standard high-efficiency ECM constant-torque motor, the LX Series TM9Y is a promising mid-range offering from YORK. It acquires ENERGY STAR certification with its efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE, making it an excellent option for most Canadian homes.
Other Key Features
- An insulated blower compartments allows for excellent thermal and acoustic performance
- Self-diagnostics with fault code display are built-in for easier maintenance and troubleshooting
- Adjustable delay timer allows for two-stage operation with a single-stage thermostat
- Dual fuel availability for either natural gas or propane
The TM9Y is covered by a lifetime heat exchanger warranty, a 10-year parts warranty, and a five-year Complete Assurance warranty. That means that if the heat exchanger fails in the first five years after installation, then York will offer to replace the entire furnace.
Be aware that to be eligible for these full warranty terms, you do have to register the TM9Y within 90 days of installation.
Comparable Models by YORK
Model Comparison by Price: York TM9Y versus YP9C
The Affinity YP9C is York’s premium model, and it typically costs between $4,500 and $5,100, meaning you could potentially save around $1,000 by opting for the more affordable TM9Y.
However, there are some benefits to buying the pricier YP9C. For one thing, it’s a modulating furnace with a variable-speed blower motor, so it’s quieter, more efficient, better at managing humidity, and promises even better temperature consistency through the house.
It also has an AFUE rating of 98 percent, and York’s ClimaTrak technology, which allows the installer to customize the blower settings to your climate.
Model Comparison by Features: York TM9Y versus TM9E
The TM9E is one of the most affordable high-efficiency furnaces that York makes.
But there are some drawbacks that come with the cheaper price, including the single-stage burner, the standard-efficiency ECM motor, and the slightly lower 95 percent AFUE rating.
Because of these less advanced specifications, the TM9E will be noisier, less capable of managing humidity, and less equipped to heat your house evenly through the winter, unless you live somewhere that experiences very mild winters.
Model Comparison by Tier: York TM9Y versus TM9V
The LX Series TM9V is the most comparable to the TM9Y in terms of price and specifications, but the TM9V has a few additional features.
For one thing, it has a variable-speed ECM motor, which means it will use less electricity, operate more quietly, and provide more consistent heat distribution.
Furthermore, the TM9V also has the ClimaTrak technology so that it can be customized to the type of winters you get.