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    York Affinity?

    I have several quotes for a York Affinity series 16 3 ton or a York LX series 14.5 3 ton. The problem is to get a rebate from the local Electric Co. the unit must be a 16 seer unit. My installer says the York Affinity series 16 only outputs at 15.75 seer, but the York LX series 14.5 outputs at 16 seer when matched with ecm blower, according to AHRI ratings. Both units have 10 year warranty on parts and labor. I have read the York Affinity series 16 is a better unit. The furnace will be a 80,000 btu 96%. I am confused. I guess it depends on matching air handler, blower, furnace, etc.. to get a seer rating?

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    your assumption is correct, there are many variables to get to seer and hspf
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    isure is correct, lots of different combinations, each with different results. To qualify you'll need the actual AHRI matchup number, regardless. Good luck

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    The LX (YCJF36) matched with an oversized evap. coil, ECM blower and a TXV will achieve 16 or 17 SEER. The Affinity CZF will only get to 15.75 as you stated. You can go to the CZH and get up to 18 SEER. If you are going to go with an Affinity A/C unit, may I recommend that you consider the Affinity modulating furnace and a communicating stat. If you decide on the LX series, the 2 stage TM9V will do great.

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    The 16 and 18 have a lifetime compressor warranty.

    If you get me the model numbers of each setup and your zip code I can plug it in for ya

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    There are times when a mid grade single stage has better numbers than a mid grade 2 stage. I'm not overly fired up about the unloading scroll. Some systems with it are as much as 81% capacity on low. Some systems with it, especially in the A-S/Trane 16, have some pretty wimpy latent capacity numbers on low.

    One thing to remember about 3rd party coils is that they are not physically tested so who knows if that higher SEER than the OEM coil gets is real or not. Or the capacity. AHRI clamped down and is now limiting how much higher the 3rd party coil can rate above the OEM. I've also seen cases where the capacity of the 3rd party coil was 2,000-3,000 BTU below the OEM. Specifically in the past, a "3 ton" rated at 32K.

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