Aug 1, 2023 | AC, Age, Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning System, Brand, Condenser, Lifespan, Manufacture Date, Model, Online, Outdoor Unit, Serial Number

It’s commonly known etiquette that it is impolite to ask a woman for her age, but that rule doesn’t apply to your air conditioning system. As a homeowner, it’s beneficial to know the age and condition of your HVAC units, as it provides important details about their performance and maintenance requirements. Even though it may seem like a minor detail, having this information can be quite useful. Air conditioners usually last 15-20 years with proper maintenance. So, knowing your unit’s age will help you to be prepared in the event your AC decides to conk out on you. Naturally, being blindsided is never fun. 

Follow these steps from your Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning professionals to determine the exact age of your air conditioner:   

Search for the Manufacture Date on the Condenser   

To find the manufacture date, first, go outside and check the nameplate on your outdoor unit, which is also known as the condenser. This unit is the large metal box typically located in the backyard or on the side of the house. A nameplate should be on one of the sides and will contain all the necessary information about the unit. Once you have located this nameplate, look at the upper right corner to find the manufacture date. Usually, it will be labeled as MFR DATE or something along those lines. In the case the date cannot be found in the upper corner, scan the top of the nameplate and see if it is located in this general area. If you are still unable to locate it, proceed to step number two below.   

Search for the Manufacture Date Online   

If you still haven’t located the manufacture date, no problem! You can utilize your investigative skills and write down the model, brand, and serial number listed on the nameplate or take a picture of it – whatever is easier for you. Then use any online search engine and type in these three details along with the phrase “manufacture date” before clicking search. Various websites should populate, offering detailed directions for your specific AC model on how to decode the manufacture date. With some research and perseverance, you should be able to determine your air conditioner’s age. Congratulations! That’s a job well done. 

Still, Having Issues?   

If you’re having difficulty determining the exact date of manufacture, we can assist you! Just let us know during your next seasonal HVAC checkup, and one of our skilled technicians will be happy to help you identify the age of your AC. 

Call Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (740) 625-2320, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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