In the realm of etiquette, it’s a well-known truth that one mustn’t inquire about a woman’s age – but luckily, such rules do not apply to your air conditioning system! Now you may be wondering why in the world would you even care to know how old your AC is. But we are here to remind you that knowing your air conditioner’s age brings forth valuable insight, ultimately preparing you for the unforeseen and the unexpected. This is because, with proper maintenance, air conditioners generally have a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. Therefore, being aware of your own unit’s age grants you the power to face potential breakdowns without being blindsided. There’s nothing worse than having an HVAC unit go out on you at not expecting it whatsoever.
So, if you’ve somehow misplaced your AC’s paperwork and would like to find out just how old your air conditioner actually is, join Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling as we walk you through some simple steps to decode your air conditioner’s age.
Step One: Try the Condenser
First of all, let’s venture outside to look for the condenser. If you don’t quite know what the condenser is, it is the large metal box residing in the backyard, or sometimes it is occasionally located on the side of a house. Once you have located the condenser, you’ll want to look for the nameplate on the side of it. It should have all of the condenser’s essential information on it. Look in the upper right corner for the manufacture date – often bearing the words “MFR DATE” or something similar. If you can’t find it located in the upper corner, then try scanning the top area of the nameplate for the manufacture date. If, for some reason, you still can’t find it, try step two below.
Step Two: Try Online
Next, we’ll have to try a different method by jotting down the model, brand, and serial number instead. All of this information can be found on the nameplate. As an easy hack, you can also just take a picture of the nameplate for convenience. Then type in these three key details into your favorite online search engine and add the words “manufacture date” at the end of it before clicking search. Once you have done so, a variety of websites should generate offering detailed instructions on how to decode your specific air conditioner model’s manufacture date. With a little work and perseverance, you should have been able to successfully decode your air conditioner’s age. Bravo!
Still Haven’t Found It?
Should the age of your AC still remain a mystery, don’t worry! We can help you with that on your next HVAC checkup. Any of our skilled technicians stand ready to lend their expertise and would be more than glad to help you figure out how old your air conditioner is.
If you need assistance or have any AC-related questions, we’re only a call away! You can always reach Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at (740) 212-5849 or schedule an appointment now by clicking here! Your comfort is our mission, and we’re excited to be at your service!