Focusing on heating and air conditioning, the York brand has provided technicians, businesses, and residents the tools and equipment to make their environments comfortable. York has been at the head of unique innovations for more than 100 years, and they are continuing that tradition today in their impressive energy-efficient products.
Founded in 1874 in York, Pennsylvania, the company started out producing ice machines, to lessen the region’s dependency on shipments of ice from the Great Lakes. In 1914, York created the first “air washing” system for a theater in Alabama – the precursor to our modern air conditioning systems. Today, York is the official heating and cooling sponsor of the National Hockey League, and York products can be found all over the world; including at the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House, and the English Chunnel.
York manufactures a wide range of products for heating, ventilation, and cooling – all expertly designed with durable parts, and constructed to last for years. Their air conditioning units are compact and attractive, and their products feature high energy efficiency ratings. Most also include the brand’s QuietDrive sound reduction system, so they integrate seamlessly (and quietly) into your environment. York has been a leader in the industry, constantly researching more effective ways to make your home or business more comfortable.
Keeping systems clean is a priority for any manufacturer, but York goes above and beyond – to maintain their systems, York has produced an ultraviolet air treatment system. This tool neutralizes mold, bacteria, and other pollutants in your system, using ultraviolet light. It may sound like an additional piece will only increase your energy usage, but the ultraviolet air treatment system actually uses very little extra energy. Its durable and silent design will give you a functionally clean system for about a year – as opposed to a traditional air filter, which you need to change every month.
York is committed to creating products that utilize energy efficiently, and one of the best examples of the brand’s eco-friendly focus is their energy recovery ventilator. Energy recovery ventilators allow your system to reuse air that would have been expelled in other systems. The ventilator transfers energy from the outgoing (expelled) air to help warm incoming air to the correct temperature, allowing your system to do less work to supply your home with fresh air. Even better – if you’re interested in upping your energy efficiency, you don’t have to install a whole new system. These products can work with your existing system, to keep your air clean and flowing.
York’s chilled beams offer further energy efficiency, especially to clients in warmer areas. Chilled beams are installed on the ceiling, and use chilled water and metal coils to cool the air around them. The cooled air sinks from the ceiling down to the floor, cooling the entire room as it goes. Even though the water used is warmer than air outputs would be, it cools at the same rate, meaning less energy is used to produce the same result.
The ultimate key to your system’s functionality – and your happiness – is the ability to coordinate all of the parts of your system to smoothly work together. York offers a variety of thermostat and control panels to help you do just that. Some provide multistage heating and cooling, which can adjust your temperature like a dimmer switch adjusts lights. Instead of having only two options (on/off), multistage systems save you energy and money, by allowing your HVAC system to operate at less than full capacity – instead of going full blast to reach a certain temperature. York also offers more complex controls, including those that connect to a smartphone or tablet, enabling you to control your system from anywhere.
For more than a century, York has provided durable and dependable heating, cooling, and air quality solutions for businesses and homes across the world – while maintaining a dedication to eco-friendly energy use. The brand’s innovative offerings and consistent creation of new, advanced products make them a leader in the industry; and we expect York to continue this reliable level of quality for years to come, providing energy-efficient and cost-saving products to their happy, comfortable consumers.