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  1. #1
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    York Furnace and Honeywell Zoning

    So I had planned on going with a Goodman 95% 2 stage VS furnace installed by the same tech who did my zoning, however for whatever reason since the zoning install that hvac tech is no longer accessible or installing hvac equipment (store is locked up with no information on door why not open). So tomorrow I'm having a tech who specializes in York furnaces come give me a quote on their 98% unit. I have two questions.

    1. Will the York Furnace work with the Honeywell zoning panel and wireless thermostat? (I'm guessing yes)

    2. Will I be able to use the York Furnace with the existing Goodman A-coil until I can replace the AC this spring?

    I'll post pictures of all the before and afters for review too.

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    Yes and yes. I would go with the York TM9M furnace over the YP9C, better value IMO and I'm a York dealer. The affinity line is nice but I prefer the LX line because the price difference is a good amount and the efficiency difference is not

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    When you do replace the ac I would reccomend a heat pump because it is not much more and is more efficient to use in milder weather than gas, depending on your gas vs electric rates.

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    What's the existing zone panel? A good panel that stages the gas heat would work well with a 2 stage furnace so it doesn't bring on more heat than the zones calling can handle. But that requires the right panel and MOST 2 stage furnaces. I'm not too sure about York's Mod and how it handles zoning. It could get confused because it chooses its heat based on logic, not house needs.

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    The Affinity mod will give you better comfort then just a 2 stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    I'm not too sure about York's Mod and how it handles zoning. It could get confused because it chooses its heat based on logic, not house needs.

    Works great, I have 2 installed .
    With the newer style HW boards.
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    Ok well I will not settle for under 95%, 2 stage, and VS. Does the LX line offer that? The Honeywell panel is the HZ322, with the wireless panel and a 3 stage heat 2 stage cool thermostat for the upper zone. The lower zone is 1/1stage but will be replaced with the furnace.

    I'm in Kansas City area. I'm not doing the Heat pump due to return on investment, I should be in the house under three years and because of the terrible condition of my previous HVAC I'm replacing although it works great just inefficient and ugly. You know buyers they want all new, even if crap because new = best quality...yea right.

    Hopefully the price isn't too bad, I'll let you know tomorrow.

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    Yes the TM9M is fully modulating and 97% afue the TM9V is 2 stage 96%

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    jtrammel - ok as honestly and neutral bias as you can be, outside price why would anyone take the affinty line of the LX? The TM9V looks awesome, VS 2 stage and 96%!

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    Honestly I don't know, in some of the heat pump and ac matches you get better efficiency with the LX line over the affinity. The affinity looks a little "nicer" aesthetically

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    I sell LX and Echelon/Affinity furnaces exclusively now. I am very happy with both but I personally think the Echelon/Affinity is the best furnace on the market for the price. The modulating feature is where its at, and worth the extra money in most cases. Especially when the homes load calc calls for less than 50K BTU
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The Affinity mod will give you better comfort then just a 2 stage.
    How does it work with zoning? With a 2 stage and the right panel, you can keep it off high with 1 zone calling to avoid limiting out. Since all the mod has is W, how can it be told to stay on low levels until more zones open?

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