Forced Air & Electric Furnaces

A Residential Furnace keeps your home warm during the cold months and can be an integral part of a central air conditioning and/or indoor air quality system.

The basic components of a furnace system are:

A Burner, through which gas (natural or propane) or oil is delivered and burned.
A Heat Exchanger, where the heat produced from the burning gas is transferred to the air distribution system.

  • Ductwork, to transfer the heated air throughout the home
  • A Flue or Vent Pipe, to exhaust byproducts of combustion (such as water vapour and carbon dioxide) to the outside

The efficiency of a furnace is rated using a percent of AFUE.

A gas furnace uses natural gas, although some models can be converted to utilize propane. An oil furnace uses heating oil. An electricity source is required to run the control systems, blower and some accessories.

YORK offers a wide variety of Residential Furnaces of different sizes and efficiencies.

Single Packages

A Residential Single Package System is a year-round comfort system in which all equipment is self-contained in one unit and installed outdoors, typically on a concrete slab or another platform.

In the summer, a single package system provides the comfort of central air conditioning. During the colder months, the unit provides heat. Essentially, it is an air conditioner and heating unit in a single package, hence the name.

Models are available using:

  • Electricity for resistance heating and cooling
  • Gas for heating and electricity for cooling
  • Heat pump models using electricity

The efficiency of single packages is rated using SEER (for cooling efficiency), AFUE% (for gas heating efficiency) and HSPF (for heat pump efficiency). Ductwork is required to transfer the heated or cooled air throughout the home.

YORK offers a variety of Residential Single Package Systems in different sizes and efficiencies.

Air Cleaners and Other Accessories

Home comfort is more than just heating and air conditioning. It also depends on regulating the flow of heat, eliminating drafts, and improving the quality of the air you breathe.

Electronic and Media Air Filters

Electronic air cleaners can remove up to 95% of airborne dust, pollen, odours, tobacco, and cooking particles. Advanced passive media filters are up to five times better at cleaning than typical furnace filters. Both are installed in your home’s ductwork, typically adjacent to a furnace or air handler.

Effective filtration systems can help maintain or improve the operating efficiency of heating and cooling equipment. Operating costs savings have been projected as high as 15% over the life of the system.

Heat Recovery Ventilator

A Heat Recovery Ventilator exchanges stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air with minimal heat loss. In winter, warmth from the indoor air being vented out is transferred to the outside air being drawn in. The system can effectively control moisture and pollutants.

Zone Control Systems

Zone Control Systems eliminate “hot and cold spots” and can help save energy.

A Zone Control System splits your house into areas with common heating and cooling requirements and puts every “zone” under the control of its own thermostat. Each zone is effectively heated or cooled independently of the others. A system of electronically controlled dampers directs heated or cooled air to where it is needed — reducing energy bills by as much as 30%.