AC unit age methods

AC Unit Age: Other Methods of Finding This Info

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the basics on why the age of your air conditioning unit might be important, plus some of the ways to go about finding it. AC age may be relevant for several reasons, whether you’re thinking of replacement, looking to sell your home or involved in a few other situations, and knowing how to go about finding this age quickly can be beneficial here. 

At Green Line Heating & Air, we’re happy to provide a comprehensive range of air conditioning services for all our clients, including assistance with basic themes like these. If the initial ways of finding your air conditioner age that we went over in part one of our series haven’t yielded a result, here are some other approaches you may consider if you need this information.

Product Label on Blower Compartment

Within your outdoor AC unit, one key component is the blower compartment, which helps to circulate air throughout the system. The product label on this blower compartment is another great way to find your unit’s age, as most manufacturers will list both the model and serial number here. You can usually find this label on the side or top of the blower compartment, and it’s generally easy to spot.

If this isn’t present or you can’t read it for some reason, try peeling back some of the insulation – in many cases, the label is underneath this and simply needs to be uncovered.

Installation Date

In other cases, and especially if all else has failed, your best bet is to check the installation date of your system. This will usually be listed on your unit’s manufacturer’s sticker, which can typically be found somewhere on the back or side of the condenser. In some other cases, such as if this sticker has peeled or worn off, you should be able to look up this date on your sales receipt.

While installation date can differ slightly from the actual manufacturing date of your unit, it will still give you a good idea of how old your AC is.

Look Up Model Number Online

If you’re just looking for a general idea of your unit’s age and nothing too specific, a good way to get this is by looking up your model number online. This can be done on the manufacturer’s website or other similar resources, and will give you some basic information about when that model was released. It won’t tell you the exact age of your unit, but it can give you a range to work with.

Asking a Professional

Of course, another great way to find this information – or any other answer to an AC-related question you may have – is simply to ask a professional. The team at Green Line Heating & Air has extensive experience with all types of air conditioners, so we would be happy to help you out.

Feel free to contact us today for more information on our services or to schedule a consultation.