Aug 5, 2023 | AC, Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning System, Brand, Condenser, Lifespan, Manufacture Number, Model, Online, Outdoor Unit, Serial Number

Do you know how old your air conditioner is? Unlike asking a woman her age, it’s perfectly acceptable to inquire about your AC’s age, and it can actually be quite helpful to know it. As a homeowner, being aware of the age and condition of your HVAC units is essential, especially when facing efficiency issues or other problems. Typically, air conditioners last 15-20 years, depending on maintenance, so knowing your AC’s age is crucial when making important decisions about repairs or replacements. 

If your interest is now peaked to find out your own cooking unit’s age, follow these steps from your trusted Finneytown Heating & Cooling professionals to find out: 

Step 1: Try Searching for the Manufacture Date on the Condenser 

Head outside to your outdoor unit, also known as the condenser. Don’t know what that is? It’s the large metal box usually located in your backyard. Look for a nameplate on one side of the unit, which contains all the unit’s information. The manufacture date is often located in the upper right-hand corner or labeled as “MFR DATE.” If you don’t happen to see it in the upper right corner, it may also be positioned in the general area near the top of the nameplate. However, if you can’t find it, no worries. You can proceed to step number two. 

Step 2: Try Searching for the Manufacturer’s Date Online 

If you haven’t found the date yet, don’t worry; we aren’t giving up just yet. Go ahead and write down the model, brand, and serial number from the nameplate. Then use any online search engine, type in all three aforementioned details, and add “manufacture date” to the query. Click search. You’ll find websites that populate, providing detailed directions on how to decode the manufacture date specific to your model. With a little detective work, you’ll successfully unveil the exact age of your air conditioner. 

Are You Still Having Trouble? 

Don’t worry; our highly-skilled technicians can help determine your AC’s age during your next seasonal HVAC checkup. 

What’s Happens  Next? 

Now that you know your air conditioner’s age, it’s time to figure out whether it needs an upgrade or why it’s losing efficiency. Feel free to call us at Finneytown Heating & Cooling to discuss your options. 

Call Finneytown Heating & Cooling today at (513) 935-0440, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!