Ultimate York Air Conditioner Review: A 2021 Buying Guide

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York Aircon is an American air conditioner company that continues to make a name for itself in Singapore for its solid lineup of quality aircon products.

In this York aircon review, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the brand’s products, their pros and cons and the best-selling features you should know about before buying.

Pros and Cons

The Good

Good refrigeration

As America’s top-quality air conditioner, York aircon is always focused on applying the latest aircon technology to its products. The brand’s new generation compressor uses the R410A refrigerant gas, enabling the machine to cool faster and deeper.

On average, a line of York 9000BTU series will take about 12 minutes to cool a 10 m2 room, while the 9000BTU models of other brands usually take about 15 minutes to cool the whole room.

Not only that, the Turbo modes will help the room quickly reach the required temperature in just a few minutes. The brand’s Follow Me technology helps to detect the room's human position, thereby having the right wind direction to cool room occupants.

It can be said that in refrigeration technology, York air conditioning can challenge more popular brands such as Panasonic or Daikin.

Energy saving

Most new generation York aircon products are equipped with inverter technology and use the R410A refrigerant gas, which helps the machines save up to 50% of electricity than other cheap and conventional aircon products.

Automatically detects gas leaks

York aircon units can automatically check and detect gas leaks due to installation or during operation. The EC error code will be displayed on the indoor unit, and the unit will stop for you to check and correct the problem.

Warranty policy

York air conditioner products typically have a warranty period of 8 to 10 years.

The Bad

Must be installed carefully

While York aircon is praised for its good refrigeration, the aircon units’ R410A gas still requires proper handling and care when doing the unit installation.

Repair parts are few and difficult to repair

Because the brand is a newcomer to Singapore and the products are all imported goods, it is quite difficult to find parts when failure occurs and parts need some replacing.


  • Innovative refrigeration technology for faster and deeper cooling
  • Equipped with inverter technology for more energy savings
  • Can automatically detect gas leaks
  • Has a long warranty of up to 10 years


  • Needs proper and careful installation
  • Limited repair and servicing in Singapore due to imported products

York Aircon Affinity YXV

York's premium offering is the Affinity YXV. This air conditioner has variable speed, is ENERGY STAR certified, has a SEER of 20 and is intended for quiet running. It also won gold at the Dealer Design Awards 2017. It is compliant with the Climate Package technologies, fitted with the QuietDrive system, and comes with a fast installation and maintenance - Charge Guarantee.

York Aircon Affinity YXT

This model is another premium offering from the York Aircon brand. It’s a high-efficiency two-stage aircon, offering advanced temperature and quiet operation capabilities.

The Affinity YXT is also equipped with the QuietDrive system and can be combined with a standard control or an integrated Hx3 touchscreen thermostat control and programmable control with Wi-Fi.

York Aircon LX Advanced YFK

York's mid-range cooling system includes high-efficiency two-stage air conditioners, providing more temperature stability than its single-stage counterparts. It has a SEER ranking of 17, which ensures that you'll spend less on keeping your home cozy every month.

York Aircon LX Economy YCS, YCE, and YFE

These three York economy models each have a SEER of 14, and are single-stage aircons that are reliable and durable. If you switch from an aircon with a SEER rating of 10 to one of these versions, you might save as much as $0.29 for each dollar you spend on electric bills. 

Thanks to the MicroChannel coil, both the YCS and YCE are also space-saving models, making them a great match for smaller homes and rooms.

The Verdict 

If you live a modern lifestyle with a need for technology that matches your living, York Aircon and its lineup of air conditioners are sure to fulfill all your air conditioning needs at home or work.

Still undecided? Check out our round up review of the best aircon brands in Singapore 2021 and find out more air conditioner brands to include in your list!

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