York is an affordable alternative to some of the higher-end ‘luxury’ brands, and the price you pay for a York furnace will depend on the model, size, your location, and a number of other factors. This York furnace price guide will explore the actual cost of different York furnaces, and tell you what you can expect to pay for things like installation and labour, materials, smart thermostats, and more.
Along with going over prices, we’ll also talk about factors that can impact furnace and installation costs, what different devices York has—such as humidifiers and air purifiers—and give you some context by doing a side-to-side comparison of York and three comparable brands.
York is a fairly popular brand in Canada, although there have been some questions about reliability according to a few sources, including Consumer Reports. If you’re considering a York furnace, then you’ve come to the right place to find out what you can expect to pay.
Higher than average
Slightly above-average price range, which may be due to factors like a more complicated installation, or purchasing a top-of-the-line unit or premium brand.
Typical price range: $3,000 – $5,500
The average price range for a typical high-efficiency unit with a typical installation from an established, fully licensed & insured local HVAC contractor. Prices will vary within this range based on installation factors, brand & model, unit size/BTU output & efficiency, among other things.
Lower than average
Below-market pricing; be careful if the price is exceptionally low. The lower the price is below average, the higher likelihood that you may receive a more hastily done installation, low-end or used components, limited labour warranty coverage & ongoing support, or the company may be less established or lacking in insurance and/or licensing & certification.
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York Furnace Unit Prices and Model Tiers
Premium Affinity Series Models: $4,500 to $5,500
York’s Affinity series is ideal for Canadians who want one of the most efficient furnaces on the market without having to pay a premium for a luxury brand name or fancy features. These are modulating furnaces, so they’re perfect if you care about the environment, want to reduce energy bills, have a large house, or live somewhere in Canada that experiences particularly cold winters.
The Affinity series is reserved for the York’s cream-of-the-crop furnaces, so you can still expect to pay around $4,500 to $5,500 for a modulating furnace in this tier.
Because all of York’s high-efficiency furnaces are ENERGY STAR certified, you can safely assume that this furnace will probably be eligible for at least some rebates.
However, York isn’t the type of brand that puts a lot of emphasis on novel technologies and cutting-edge features. While their Affinity furnaces are designed and built for lasting, reliable, and efficient performance, you shouldn’t hope for some of the extras that often come with the top-tier furnaces from higher-end brands like Carrier, Trane, and American Standard.
Mid-Range LX Series Models: $3,000 to $4,200
York’s LX series is ideal for budget-conscious homeowners who are looking for an efficient and reliable furnace that’s also affordable.
These are one- or two-stage furnaces. Even though they aren’t quite as sophisticated as the Affinity models, they still boast AFUE ratings of 95 percent or higher and have ENERGY STAR certification, so they’re cost-effective to buy and operate.
As with all York furnaces, the LX models are also suitable for people who value a good warranty, as York has one of the best in the business.
However, LX models don’t have many novel features or tech to speak of, but they’re great for Canadians in smaller to mid-sized homes who want quiet and efficient heating at a reasonable price.
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York Furnace Unit Costs
Why is there a range in unit costs for a given model? The cost of the unit may vary based on a variety of factors like the volume of units a contractor purchases, the region, and availability and supply chain constraints, among other things.
|Model||Unit Price||Installed Price|
|Affinity Series YP9C||$2,250 - $2,750||$4,500 - $5,500|
|LX Series TM9V||$2,000 - $2,500||$4,000 - $5,000|
|LX Series TM9Y||$2,000 - $2,500||$4,000 - $5,000|
|LX Series TL9E||$1,750 - $2,250||$3,000 - $4,500|
|LX Series TM9E||$1,750 - $2,250||$3,000 - $4,500|
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York Installation Costs
The average cost to buy and install a York furnace is $3,000 to $5,500, and here are some of the price breakdowns that explain that price:
- York furnaces typically cost between $1,750 and $2,750 for the unit
- Materials, such as piping and sheet metal, generally cost between $250 and $750
- Labour and installation (including paying for a licensed technician and possibly an apprentice) averages between $600 and $1,000, and sometimes more
Furthermore, some of the factors that can impact the above costs include:
- The specific make and model of the furnace
- The size and heating output of the furnace
- The furnace’s efficiency rating
- Where you live: for example, are you rural, suburban, or urban?
- How many HVAC dealers there are where you live—competition can lower prices
- Where the furnace is being installed—is it somewhere simple like a basement, or somewhere more complex like a crawlspace?
- Other costs for the HVAC contractor
As you can see, it’s not possible to give a firm estimate about price without looking at a specific job because the final cost depends on so many different things.
Contractors also have fixed costs to cover
Beyond the labour, installation, and material costs associated with each job, contractors also have additional costs they have to cover, such as:
- Support staff wages
- Licenses and industry memberships
- Rent, utilities, and office costs
- Vehicles and fuel
- Professional services
The cost of these things will depend on where a contractor is operating, how big their business is, and how large of an area they service. These costs will be different for each individual contractor or HVAC company, but they could add up to anywhere from a few thousand dollars to $100,000 or more each year.
Many Canadians like to get multiple quotes before committing to working with a contractor, and if one quote is higher than the others, it’s probably because the company has more overhead and more staff. While this will mean slightly higher prices for you, it also typically means they can offer better support, faster response times, and speedier service calls.
Learn more about The Truth About Furnace (and A/C) Pricing.
Prices for York Add-ons, Extras, and Thermostats
Along with furnaces, York also has several HVAC devices and add-ons that can make controlling your heating and cooling settings easier, improve your indoor air quality, and control the humidity levels in your home. Here are some of the household products that might interest you:
Smart thermostats $200 – $400: York has several smart thermostat models, including the Hx Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat, the more advanced Hx3 Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat, and the Hx3 zoning system. These are all Wi-Fi devices that can be used to set, monitor, and change your heating and cooling settings from anywhere in the world. These thermostats are also programmable, meaning you can use them to optimize comfort levels and save money on utility bills.
Energy recovery ventilators $2,000 – $3,000: Energy recovery ventilators provide circulation and ventilation for your home. Because they also transfer heat and moisture to the incoming air, they keep your home at the ideal temperature without drastically increasing heating and cooling bills. These are great for Canadians who experience cold, dry winters, especially if you have concerns about your air quality.
Air cleaners and purifiers $250 – $1,000: York has a number of air cleaners in their product lineup, and one of the options is a hybrid electronic air cleaner with a MERV 16. Another option is a style of media air cleaner that attaches to your HVAC system, and these come in MERV 11, 13, and 16. A third option is York’s ultraviolet air treatment system, a germicidal UV light that gets installed in the ductwork and purifies the air by killing microbes and fungi.
Humidifiers $500 – $1,250: There are three whole-home humidification systems in York’s lineup, including a large-capacity steam humidifier, a bypass humidifier, and a fan powered humidifier. They all work in slightly different ways, but they can all make dry homes more comfortable by providing between 11.5 and 23.3 gallons of moisture per day.
Dehumidifiers $500 – $1,250: For homes with the opposite problem—too much moisture—York also has a whole-home dehumidifier that can eliminate between 70 and 130 pints of moisture per day. This will make your home more comfortable, easier to cool, and less prone to moisture problems.
How Do York Prices Compare to Other Brands?
York versus Goodman
Goodman is a comparable brand to York in terms of pricing, but Goodman has a much greater selection, more advanced design features, a slightly larger AFUE range, some additional technologies, and some models have a longer 10-year unit replacement warranty.
Goodman’s top-tier furnaces are modulating furnaces with variable-speed ECM blower motors and AFUE ratings of 98 percent, so they’re comparable to York’s Affinity furnaces. Like York, they all have secondary heat exchangers for improved efficiency and reduced heat loss and fuel waste. Plus, they’re equipped with something called ComfortBridge technology, a communicating system built into the units to ensure optimal performance.
Mid-range furnaces from Goodman are all two-stage furnaces with either multi-speed or variable-speed ECM motors. They’re also equipped with secondary heat exchangers, have 96 percent AFUE ratings, and some have the ComfortBridge technology.
Unlike York, Goodman also has an entry-level tier that includes single-stage, multi-speed furnaces with AFUE ratings of either 92 or 96 percent. They also have a couple ultra-low NOx models in this tier, and every model has a secondary heat exchanger.
York versus Coleman
Coleman and York furnaces aren’t just comparable in terms of price, they’re also pretty much the same in terms of specifications, warranty, and features. That’s because York and Coleman are both made by the same parent company, Johnson Controls. Here are some examples of the similarities between the two brands:
Coleman’s premium Echelon furnaces are modulating furnaces with 98 percent AFUE ratings, variable-speed ECM blower motors, ENERGY STAR certification, EcoTrak technology that customizes operation based on your climate, and compatibility with the Hx3 Communicating Zoning System.
Coleman’s LX series furnaces are single- and two-stage furnaces with AFUE ratings of 95 or 96 percent, one has the EcoTrak technology, one is ultra-low NOx, and they all have ENERGY STAR certification.
York versus Comfortmaker
Comfortmaker is another competitor of York because they have similar furnaces, features, warranties, and prices, though Comfortmaker tends to be a little pricier. Like York, Comfortmaker doesn’t focus on features, and aside from having their own proprietary smart thermostat and a proprietary heat exchanger design, they don’t have any novel technology either.
Comfortmaker’s premium-tier is the Ion series, which features single-stage, two-stage, and modulating furnaces with variable-speed blower motors. The high-efficiency furnaces have AFUE ratings from 95 to 98 percent, including one with ultra-low NOx emissions. All of the models have a five- to 10-year unit replacement warranty.
The mid-range QuietComfort furnaces are two-stage, variable-speed models with 96 percent efficiency ratings and the same warranty terms as York.
Performance furnaces are Comfortmaker’s entry-level models, including one ultra-low NOx model. They’re all single-stage furnaces with multi- or variable speed blowers, 92.1 to 96 percent AFUE ratings, 20-year to lifetime heat exchanger warranties, and no unit replacement warranty.
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