The well-known York brand of HVAC equipment began all the way back in 1874 as a manufacturing company founded in York, Pennsylvania. Initially, the York manufacturing company specialized in producing ice-making machines, so that ice would not have to be shipped in from the Great Lakes.

Over the decades, the York company used their expertise in refrigeration to help develop some of the earliest modern air conditioning systems. For instance, in 1914, the Empire Theater in Montgomery, Alabama, became one of the first movie theaters with something resembling air conditioning, thanks to the installation of a York “air washing” comfort system that provided dehumidification.

Then, in 1924, the world’s first air conditioned office building was created with the installation of a York system in Fresno, California. York continues to be a part of history today, with York HVAC equipment being used to heat and cool world-famous structures such as the English Chunnel, the Empire State Building, and the Sydney Opera House.

Johnson Controls acquired York in 2006 as one of their large family of HVAC brands. Other Johnson Controls HVAC brands include Coleman, Fraser-Johnston, and Tempmaster.

The York brand emphasizes innovation and development to deliver products with features that satisfy consumers’ top demands, such as high energy efficiency, compact designs for smaller homes, and noise reduction.

Today, York offers both commercial and residential heating and cooling equipment. Their full line of residential HVAC products includes furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems, and indoor air quality equipment.

York’s gas furnaces includes very high efficiency Affinity models with AFUE ratings as high as 98%, and their Affinity Thermostat helps to provide greater control to maximize energy savings.

York’s most advanced gas furnace technology, found in the Affinity model, includes a variable-speed ECM fan motor along with a modulating gas burner. The variable-speed fan and modulating burner allow the furnace to vary its capacity to exactly match your needs. This can save energy and keep your home’s temperature more consistent.