MILWAUKEE, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Digest magazine recently named the YORK® Affinity™ YP9C modulating gas furnace from Johnson Controls a 2016 Best Buy. As winter approaches, designations like this can be helpful to homeowners in the market for a new, more energy-efficient heating system. The Best Buy designation recognizes the furnace's outstanding efficiency rating, fuel-conserving features and positive impact on homeowner comfort. The designation also considered ease of use, maintenance requirements and quality and reliability.
In addition to special designations, homeowners should consider furnace energy efficiency ratings, which for gas furnaces are expressed as Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The YORK Affinity gas furnace boasts an efficiency rating of 98 percent AFUE, which means the unit converts 98 percent of its useable energy to heat a home, providing more heat for less money. Because the furnace meets or exceeds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency energy efficiency standards of 90 percent AFUE, the gas furnace also qualifies as an ENERGY STAR® product.
The Affinity furnace also ensures homeowner comfort, thanks in part to its modulating burner design, which evenly replaces the amount of heat leaving the home and helps to maintain the desired temperature setting. Fewer stops and starts and ClimaTrak™ technology, which allows the furnace to work best in a particular climate, further contribute to a more comfortable environment.
"For homeowners looking for an efficient heating system that provides a comfortable, quiet environment, the YORK Affinity modulating gas furnace is a great choice," said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products Group, Johnson Controls. "In addition to the Best Buy and ENERGY STAR designations, the furnace has also earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, a symbol of quality and trust."
The gas furnace also features a compact 33-inch cabinet profile to fit more comfortably in less space, including closets, attics and basements with low ceilings. Homeowners who install the furnace in their homes will also appreciate the unit's quiet operation and the ability to remotely monitor and adjust temperature settings for up to six zones/rooms in their homes using a Wi-Fi®- and smartphone-compatible YORK thermostat. Additionally, the furnace offers homeowners an industry-leading limited parts warranty.
To locate a YORK contractor near you or to learn more about the YORK Affinity YP9C modulating gas furnace and a new line of YORK residential heating and air conditioning split systems—the result of more than 125,000 hours of customer research, product design and testing—visit www.YORK.com.
YORK® products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home-and building-owners through qualified YORK heating and cooling contractors. For more information about YORK, visit www.YORK.com or follow us on YouTube and @YORKHVAC on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 135,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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