Having earned both the Energy Star and Good Housekeeping Seal, the discontinued York Affinity 8V Furnaces series was promoted as a quiet and efficient residential furnace with an 80 percent AFUE rating. Available in seven models for upflow and horizontal applications, the 8V series had three options from which to choose: variable speed blower with two-stage heating, two-stage heating unit or single-stage furnace.
The two-stage, variable speed unit featured an ECM motor that allowed the fan to gradually change speeds. Such a feature reportedly not only made the furnace more efficient, but also reduced sound levels and improved humidity control. The ECM circulated air continuously, reducing the occurrence of stagnant air and decreasing the number of starts and stops to extend the product's life. In addition, the 8V furnace had ClimaTraK, which allowed installers to program the furnace to use an operating cycle best suited for the specific climate in which it is installed.
The single-stage Affinity 8V furnace employed a hot surface ignition and insulated blower compartment for improved efficiency. The Affinity 8V furnace was part of the York Affinity series.
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