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
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% that’s backed by YORK’S dependable craftsmanship. With a height of 33-inches, the LX Series TM9Y can be easily installed into most any Canadian home. While movable duct connector flanges allow for even more application flexibility.
This model is commended for its ability to consistently provide evenly-distributed heat through the entire home. Reinforced cabinets and gasketed doors promise that warm air goes where it needs to, both quietly and efficiently. Additionally, the LX Series TM9Y utilizes an adjustable delay timer that allows for optimal two-stage operation with a single-stage thermostat.
In a Nutshell
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. This unit promises consistent, reliable performance to provide comfort for your entire home.
YORK LX Series TM9Y Specifications
- Compressor type: Two-Stage, Variable-Speed
- 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 paired with secondary stainless steel tube/aluminum fin 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 performances
- Self-diagnostics with fault code display are built-in
- Adjustable delay timer allows for two-stage operation with a single-stage thermostat
- Dual fuel availability for either natural gas or propane
This unit's coverage includes a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger, a 10-year limited warranty on covered components, and a 1-year limited warranty on labour. Additionally, LX Series models have Compete Assurance™ Limited Warranty Pledge: should your heat exchanger fail with 5 years of installation, YORK will provide an optional furnace replacement rather than simply replacing the heat exchanger.
Comparable Models by YORK
Model Comparison by Features
When compared to the LX Series TM9T, the TM9Y offers more flexibility. This is thanks to the TM9Y's high-efficiency ECM motor, which finds itself much more cost-effective than the TM9T's PSC motor. Otherwise, these two LX Series options are relatively similar in their build and offerings.
Model Comparison by Price
Although the TM9Y and TM9T both share a relatively similar price point within the LX Series, the TM9Y will realistically offer more noticeable long-term savings than the TM9T. The LX Series TM9Y also offers a wider range of heating capacity, 40,000-120,000 BTUh, compared to the capacity available with the TM9T, 60,000-120,000 BTUh.
Model Comparison by Tier
The LX Series TM9Y is an impressive mid-tier furnace. Compared to those furnaces in the Affinity™ Series, however, it doesn't offer quite as many premium add-ons. The variable-speed ECM motor does include YORK's ClimaTrak™ technology that allows for your unit to be expertly fine-tuned dependent on your unique climate.