While it’s considered impolite to ask a woman for her age, fortunately, the same doesn’t hold true for your air conditioning system. As a responsible homeowner, it’s essential to know the age and condition of your AC unit, as it plays a crucial role in performance and maintenance. Though it may seem like a seemingly minor detail, the age of your AC is quite useful information. This is because air conditioners typically last 15-20 years with proper maintenance, so being aware of your unit’s age prepares you for any unexpected breakdowns. After all, surprises are never fun.
So, if you don’t know the exact age of your unit or perhaps you have misplaced any previous paperwork you had on it, follow these steps from your trusted experts at Monroe Heating & Air to determine the exact age of your air conditioner:
Step One: Look for the Manufacture Date on the Condenser
To find the manufacture date, start by heading outside and checking the condenser. If you don’t know what the condenser is, it is the large metal box usually located in the backyard or on the side of the house. There should be a nameplate positioned on one of the sides of the unit that contains all the necessary information about it. Once you have located this nameplate, look at the upper right corner for the manufacture date, which will likely be labeled as MFR DATE or something along those lines. If it’s not there, scan the top of the nameplate for the date. Many times, the manufacture date can be pinpointed in this area. However, if you still can’t locate it, it’s no big deal! Simply proceed to step number two below.
Step Two: Look for the Manufacture Date Online
If you still haven’t found the manufacture date, no worries! Now is the time to utilize your investigative skills by writing down the model, brand, and serial number from the nameplate. You can also just take a picture for easy reference. After you have obtained the three key details, use any online search engine and type in all three along with the phrase “manufacture date” before clicking search. After clicking search, various websites should populate, all providing detailed instructions for decoding the manufacture date specific to your AC model. With some research and perseverance, you’ll be able to determine your air conditioner’s age. Congratulations on a job well done.!
Having Trouble Still?
If you’re still having a bit of difficulty determining the exact manufacture date, 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 Monroe Heating & Air today for all your cooling needs at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We are always ready to assist you.