York Affinity™ Series – YP9C Review
AFUE:Up to 98%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,670 - $5,500
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The Affinity™ Series YP9C is YORK’s most sophisticated and energy-efficient model. With an AFUE rating of 98%, it easily gains ENERGY STAR ® certification. The unit has a modulating burner and variable-speed blower, delivering cost-effective performance and maximum comfort.
Although this premium-tier unit isn’t the most budget-friendly, its high-efficiency can promise a great deal of savings in the long run.
Here’s our review of the Affinity Series YP9C, including its key features and important specifications.
About the Affinity YP9C
Average Price (installed): $4,670 - $5,500
- AFUE: Up to 98%
- BTU input: 60,000 to 120,000
- ENERGY STAR Certified
- Modulating burner
The Bottom Line
This furnace has one of the highest energy efficiency ratings in all of the YORK products. Featuring a modulating burner and variable-speed ECM fan, the Affinity™ Series YP9C offers durable performance that is both quiet and cost-effective.
This model has a primary and secondary heat exchanger as well as an insulated cabinet, so it runs quietly, operates affordably, manages humidity, and keeps your entire house at the temperature you want it.
Plus, the YP9C has York’s ClimaTrak technology, so the installer can set the blower motor to the right speed so that operation is customized for humid, dry, or temperate winters.
YORK Affinity™ Series YP9C Specifications
- Burner type: Modulating
- Blower type: Variable-Speed
- Has an insulated blower compartment that reduces noise and heat loss
- The built-in self-diagnostics display fault codes for easier maintenance display fault codes for easier maintenance
- Equipped with a corrosion-resistant primary and secondary heat exchanger for improved efficiency and less fuel waste
- Electronic hot surface ignition reduces fuel waste and improves reliability
- Modulating gas valve allows for incremental adjustments to the heating output for maximum energy efficiency and comfort
Other Key Features
- Can be paired with the Hx™3 Communicating Zoning System smart thermostat for improved energy savings and convenience
- Compact unit that’s only 33 inches tall, and that can fit in closets and crawl spaces
- Flexible installation applications
Units in the Affinity™ Series are covered with a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, a 10-year limited warranty on covered components, and a 10-year Complete Assurance warranty. With the Complete Assurance pledge, York will offer to replace the entire furnace if the heat exchanger should fail within 10 years of installation.
For these warranty terms to apply, you must register the YP9C within 90 days of it being installed.
Comparable Models by YORK
Model Comparison by Price: YP9C versus TM9Y
The Affinity™ Series YP9C is York’s most expensive model. To compare, the LX series TM9Y costs an average of $3,600 to $4,200 to buy and install.
At the same time, the YP9C is a far more advanced furnace because of its modulating burner and variable-speed blower motor.
By contrast, the TM9Y only has a two-stage burner, a standard high-efficiency ECM blower motor, and a 96 percent AFUE rating. In short, the TM9Y isn't as quiet, efficient, or capable of managing humidity as the YP9C.
Model Comparison by Features: YP9C versus TM9V
The LX Series TM9V offers a high-efficiency AFUE rating of 96%. Although it also features a variable-speed ECM fan motor, the TM9V only has a two-stage burner rather than the YP9C's modulating burner. Both models are ENERGY STAR certified, compact, and designed for quiet operation, but the TM9V is in a lower price range than the YP9C.
Model Comparison by Tier
The YP9C has no equal in York’s product line: it’s the only Affinity furnace with a modulating burner and AFUE rating above 96 percent. It also features the brand's best components and technologies.
However, YORK does offer many units in its mid-range LX Series that boast ENERGY STAR certification, high-efficiency AFUE ratings, variable-speed ECM blower motors, and more budget-friendly price tags.