Johnson Controls Introduces Line of YORK YLAA Air-cooled Scroll Chillers Offering a Smaller Footprint with Increased Efficiency

Press Release Summary:

  • Models expand the product range from 40 to 230 tons without sacrificing quality and efficiency
  • Units include full-load and part-load efficiencies that meet or exceed ASHRAE standards
  • Equipped with two independent circuits for partial redundancy

Original Press Release:

Johnson Controls Expands Line of YORK® YLAA Air-cooled Scroll Chillers

Extended line further reduces total cost of ownership with savings up to 30 percent

Milwaukee​ – (February 4, 2019) – Johnson Controls has expanded its line of YORK® YLAA Air-Cooled Scroll Chillers with two new models that offer a smaller footprint with increased efficiency. The new models expand the product range from 40 to 230 tons without sacrificing quality and efficiency. The extended line will be available through the YORK® 041 and 048 models.

“The expansion of our YLAA line allows us to deliver a broad range of air-cooled scroll chillers to our customers,” said Jerry Laumann, global product manager air-cooled scrolls, Johnson Controls. “The enhanced YORK® models offer a simple, efficient design in a smaller footprint, perfect for easy installation in both retrofits and new construction projects.”

The YLAA scroll chillers are equipped with two independent circuits for partial redundancy. Brazed plate evaporators and microchannel condensers enable more efficient heat transfer to help reduce total cost of ownership.

The new models are available this spring as part of the Quick Ship Stock program, providing a delivery within 2-5 days in the contiguous United States and Canada. Additionally, made-to-order options including louvers and variable speed drive condenser fans to further enhance part-load efficiency and sound, as well as integral pump packages that offer a single purchase, shipment and install solution.

The environmental design of the YLAA includes zero-ODP HFC-410A refrigerant and up to 50 percent less refrigerant charge. Units include full-load and part-load efficiencies that meet or exceed ASHRAE standards. The unit is also equipped with native building automation system (BAS) communications, including BACnet®, Modbus and N2.

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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 120,000 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 or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.


Ryan Nolan

Global Public Relations Program Manager

Johnson Controls, Building Technologies & Solutions

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