How Old is Your HVAC Unit?
Summer is going to be here before we know it! And in California that means scorching heat. Your air conditioning unit may need to be run around the clock to keep your home comfortable. But is it up for the challenge?
For some homes, it may seem like it takes all day for the A/C to do its job, especially when it’s hot outside. Age plays an important role in determining efficiency and operation.
Determining the age of your air conditioning unit is important, especially when the unit is not longer functioning properly, i.e. strange noises, lowered efficiency, etc. Spring is the perfect time to confirm the age of your unit and schedule an appointment to get ahead of any potential issues.
Here are a few simple ways you can determine the age of your HVAC unit.
Check the Condenser Nameplate
All air-conditioning units have a nameplate. They are usually located on the large, metal condenser box on the outside of your house. The easiest way to find out how old your unit is would be to check the upper-right hand corner of the nameplate for the unit’s manufacture date.
Find the Manufacturing Date
If the manufacture date is not visible on the condenser, try to find the brand, model and serial number on the plate. This information can be input into websites like BuilderCenter.org to provide a general idea of when the unit was produced.
Ask About the Installation Date
Typically, your unit’s manufacture date will be tied to the installation date. Being able to confirm the age of the unit will help a technician determine whether it is best to repair or replace it.
If you are unsure of whether you should repair or replace your unit, we would be GLADD to help! By scheduling an inspection, one of our trained technicians can tell you when the unit was installed, how long it’s been running and when it will be time to replace it.
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