New Two-Stage, 19 SEER YXT Air-Conditioning Unit Offers ENERGY STAR Performance

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Two-Stage, 19 SEER YXT Air-Conditioning Unit's matched systems consist of furnaces, coils and air handlers and meets AHRI Standard 210/240 and 340/360 at AHRI conditions. Unit can be installed with two-stage thermostat or Wi-Fi®-enabled Affinity™ Hx™ Touch-screen Thermostat for remote monitoring and diagnostic. The SEER YXT comes with swing-open electrical box providing a full access to inside of the unit and is rated at 1,000 hours of salt spray.

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Newest Air-Conditioning Unit from YORK® Gives Contractors More Home Comfort Options

Two-stage, 19 SEER YXT air-conditioning unit provides cost-effective ENERGY STAR® performance

MILWAUKEE – (May 9, 2018) – The newest addition to the YORK® Affinity™ Series from Johnson Controls – the two-stage, 19 SEER YXT Air Conditioner – provides efficient, high-performance comfort for a variety of applications, allowing contractors to meet a wide range of homeowner needs.

The two-stage YXT Air Conditioner, which can be sold as a complete Affinity residential system or as a premium upgrade to an existing system, provides contractors and homeowners flexible options by matching it with either a variable-speed air handler or a standard ECM air handler. In addition, units can be installed with a conventional two-stage thermostat or the communicating Wi-Fi®-enabled Affinity™ Hx™ Touch-screen Thermostat, which allows remote monitoring and diagnostics using the Hx™ Pro App.

“By adding a two-stage, 19 SEER unit, we offer a truly comprehensive package of energy-efficient solutions to help contractors meet every homeowner’s need and budget,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “The YXT has been designed to provide premium, energy-efficient comfort, resulting in lower energy costs for homeowners.”

Features of the Affinity YXT air-conditioning unit include:

  • Meets rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Two-stage compressor for quiet and efficient operation
  • 19 SEER system saves up to 47 percent on energy use compared to older 10 SEER units
  • Matched systems include furnaces, coils and air handlers, all of which are optimized to work together, maximizing comfort and overall performance
  • Features a swing-open electrical box that provides full corner access to the inside of the unit for easy maintenance, installation and service
  • Advanced QuietDrive™ Sound Reduction system includes swept-wing fan, high-efficiency ECM fan motor, sound enclosure and composite base for quiet, efficient air circulation

To increase efficiency and save homeowners money on their utility bills, the new system offers auto configuration and auto system updates via Wi-Fi® when installed as a communicating system. In addition, products are rated in accordance with AHRI Standard 210/240 and 340/360 at AHRI conditions and meet relevant ASHRAE 90.1, ENERGY STAR® and EPAct2005 standards.

Designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States, system components are backed by the manufacturing expertise of Fortune 100 parent company Johnson Controls, an unmatched one-year labor limited warranty, and 10-year compressor and 10-year parts limited warranties available with online registration. For easy access to cleaning, the unit features a two-piece extruded louver coil guard to provide enhanced coil protection. In addition, the unit features an automotive-grade powder coat finish, rated at 1,000 hours of salt spray, to ensure that the unit will withstand the elements and remain in good condition.

To learn more about YORK®, visit Also follow on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @yorkhomecomfort and @YORKHVAC on Twitter.

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 or follow us on YouTube and @YorkHVAC on Twitter

About Johnson Controls
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About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
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Ryan Nolan
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Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
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