MILWAUKEE, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls today announced a contest that will award one lucky homeowner with a new whole-house heating and cooling system. Chip Wade, designer and HGTV personality made the announcement in conjunction with the launch of YORK Affinity™ Variable Capacity Residential Systems, the brand’s newest, most advanced, high-efficiency home comfort systems.

For a chance to win a complete YORK Affinity Variable Capacity Residential System, valued up to $10,000, homeowners should visit where they will be asked to complete a short form and submit a photo using #AmericanQuality in keeping with YORK’s American quality story.

«Today’s connected homeowners want efficient performance, worry-free reliability and functionality that fits their active lifestyles,» said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products Group, Johnson Controls. «That’s exactly what the best-in-class technologies found in our new Affinity systems deliver, beginning with variable capacity technology. Unlike conventional systems that simply turn on and off, systems that include inverter driven variable capacity air conditioners or heat pumps continually adjust airflow to more precisely meet comfort needs, eliminating temperature swings and reducing energy consumption.»

YORK Affinity Variable Capacity Residential Systems are the most efficient in the entire YORK product line-up, offering a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) up to 20 and ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient certification. Efficiency is enhanced by matched and communicating indoor and outdoor equipment that is seamlessly integrated with the Wi-Fi®-enabled YORK Affinity Hx™ Thermostat. This easy-to-use touch-screen thermostat allows homeowners to precisely control and monitor their home comfort systems using a smart device from anywhere in the world, where internet access is available.

A second advanced technology, unique among residential systems, YORK’s built-in Charge Assurance™ monitoring on air conditioners and heat pumps allows contractors to evaluate system refrigerant charge without connecting gauges, sensors or accessories. This results in faster system set-up, more efficient routine maintenance, maximized service life and homeowner peace of mind.

The launch of YORK Affinity Variable Capacity Residential Systems draw on more than 140 years of Johnson Controls experience designing and installing heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, system components are backed by the manufacturing expertise of Fortune 100 parent company Johnson Controls and an unmatched limited one-year labor warranty, lifetime compressor and 10-year parts limited warranties on registered products. Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) facilities aid in the systematic testing of components, including more than 20 years of accelerated operation testing for weather, humidity and temperatures as high as 125° F and as low as -10° F to ensure lasting performance and world-class quality. In addition to ENERGY STAR efficiency, models have earned Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval accolades. To learn more about these systems or to locate a trusted YORK HVAC contractor, visit

YORK® products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home- and building-owners through qualified YORK heating and cooling contractors. For more information about YORK, visit or follow us on YouTube and @YORKHVAC on Twitter

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


Ryan Nolan

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Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls

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