The York Affinity won an Innovation Award at the recent AHR Expo in Chicago and was named a “best buy” by Consumers Digest. 

A York furnace has won two awards in recent months.

The York Affinity 33-inch, variable-speed, modulating gas furnace with an electronically commutated motor won an Innovation Award at the recent AHR Expo in Chicago and was named a “best buy” from Consumers Digest.

“The York Affinity modulating gas furnace is the perfect choice for dealers and homeowners searching for efficient heating systems that are easy to install and service in tight spaces while contributing to green, sustainable home design,” said Jeff Hurt, York brand manager. “We’re excited that industry professionals recognize the significant contribution this innovative new product makes to energy efficiency and have honored the Affinity unit with two outstanding awards.”

The Innovation Award is handed out annually at the expo by a panel of industry experts selected by the staff of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ official magazine, ASHRAE Journal.

Consumers Digest hands out its awards based on value, reliability and the manufacturer’s reputation.

The redesigned furnace is shorter, quieter and energy efficient with a 98 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency rating  - among the highest in the industry, company officials said.

York is a brand of Johnson Controls Inc.