York Latitude Series Heat Pumps are value-oriented models that come with a low price and a very good warranty. The 10-year warranty on the compressor and parts is as good as Carrier’s best warranty, showing York’s confidence in these units and commitment to customer service.
This post provides an overview of the Latitude Series. Posts on other entry-level series include the Lennox Merit, American Standard Silver, Carrier Base and Rheem Value. They give you the opportunity to compare series head to head.
Our York heat pump ratings posts give you details that will help you evaluate each model and decide if it might be a good choice for your home.
Overview of the York Latitude Series Heat Pumps
Models: The two models in this series are the Latitude THGF (14.5 SEER/9.0 HSPF) and the Latitude THGD (13 SEER, 7.7 HSPF).
Energy Efficiency: The THGF just meets Energy Star qualifications. The THGD does not. Both of these models are a good choice in moderate climates. In warm regions, a heat pump with higher efficiency will be more cost effective. You’ll spend more for a 16-20 SEER heat pump, but the lower energy bills it produces will pay you back in just a few years. In cold climates, consider one of the dual fuel York Affinity heat pumps for the lowest possible energy bills throughout the year.
Performance: These are single-stage heat pumps that offer on/off operation. With them, you may experience slight temperature fluctuations. They won’t reduce humidity as effectively in the summer either. For better climate control, you’ll have to upgrade to a 2-stage heat pump.
Price: These are some of the most affordable heat pumps in their class. Backed by an excellent warranty, they can be a good value.
Pros and Cons of the York Latitude Series Heat Pumps
The strengths of these units are their lower price and the 10-year compressor and parts warranty that is better than most heat pumps in this price range.
The main drawback of these models is their single-stage operation. Many homeowners will prefer a 2-stage heat pump that delivers better indoor climate control. In addition, there are some concerns about the quality of the York Latitude Series models, despite their very good warranty. Keep in mind that most heat pump warranties throughout the industry, including these, only cover labor for one year. After 12 months, the homeowner pays the labor to have a new part installed, even if the part is under warranty.
If you want an affordable, single-stage heat pump for your home or cottage, and don’t need high efficiency, the York Latitude Series heat pumps should be considered.
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