The York LX YCJD is a space-saving AC for homes and for commercial installation. It is very affordable and offers standard-efficiency cooling suitable for summers with mild-warm temperatures. In hot climates, a more efficient AC is a better choice for keeping cooling costs under control.
The micro-channel design of the coil in this unit allows it to cool effectively while taking up less space. That makes it a good choice for yards with limited room or for commercial settings. Choose the 3-phase model for commercial use. You’ll pay 10%-15% more for it.
This York LX Series YCJD air conditioner review gives you information you can use to determine if this is the right AC for your needs. To compare this model with many others, see our collection of air conditioner ratings posts.
Energy Efficiency (1/5)
This is a 13 SEER model, and that is the lowest SEER rating currently allowed. Expect the minimum SEER rating to rise in the next few years as the demand for more efficient, ecofriendly models continues to drive up both maximum and minimum SEER levels. This unit is really only suited for climates with mild summers. Where summers are warm or hot, it will produce very high cooling bills and you’d be better off paying more for unit with better efficiency that will use less energy.
Performance Features (2/5)
This is a single-stage air conditioner with few bells and whistles. It delivers on/off cooling and might cause minor temperature fluctuations between or during cycles. The micro-channel coil gives it a more compact footprint and provides installation options for homes or businesses. The York LX Series YCJD AC is backed by a solid 10-year compressor and parts warranty.
User Rating (3/5)
Consumers looking for a low-cost, basic air conditioner with reliable performance like this unit. Those who don’t understand SEER ratings and don’t realize this unit is not very efficient are sometimes surprised by high utility bills, especially in warmer climates.
Those who rate this unit the highest are those for whom low cost is the primary reason for purchasing it. The York LX YCJD is often used in homes and businesses, but is also popular for cabins, cottages, guest apartments and other locations where an affordable AC is desired for part-time use. In such locations, the 13 SEER efficiency isn’t a concern.
Overall York LX Series YCJD 13 Air Conditioner Rating (2/5)
If you are in the market for affordable, basic cooling and don’t need an AC with better efficiency, the York LX Series YCJD central air conditioner should give you 15+ years of dependable service.