Johnson Controls has introduced a new program that it hopes will encourage homeowners to use a York-certified dealer.

Officials said the York Certified Comfort Expert program would provide a variety of features and benefits for dealers who earn the designation. For example, a dealer-loyalty savings program will allow participating dealers to earn a deferred-income benefit upon retirement.

The program positions eligible dealers to offer their customers full satisfaction on the installation of York products for one year; a two-year guarantee on repairs, including parts and labor; and a warranty on York Affinity premium systems.

York Certified Comfort Experts are eligible to participate in a truck-stocking program that includes discounts on parts purchases, extended terms and special gifts tied to purchase levels.

In addition, York experts will receive a logo kit that includes truck decals and uniform patches to denote their certification. They also receive a discount on the purchase price of a York-recommended laptop and are entitled to personal-use rebates on York products.

To meet the program’s certification requirements, at least 50 percent of a dealer’s technicians who certify or approve installation and service work must be certified through North American Technician Excellence, and at least one technician must complete a minimum of one York online technical training module per year. Additionally, at least one employee must have completed a combined total of at least eight hours of York Business Training University courses within one calendar year.

“Dealers who display the York Certified Comfort Expert logo have been uniquely equipped to deliver the innovative products and professional services that will best satisfy a customer’s home comfort needs,” said Jeff Hurt, York brand manager. “At the same time, dealers who participate in the program are setting themselves up for an unprecedented level of success as independent dealers. The program really creates a win-win situation for both customers and dealers as it commits dealers to the highest standards for customer satisfaction while supporting their independence.”

Dealers who are interested in the York Certified Comfort Expert program should contact their local York distributor.