If you haven’t ever given much thought to how old your AC is, you probably haven’t had too many issues with it. The age of your air conditioner is one of the factors that plays a role in whether you should repair the unit when an issue arises or replace it completely. If you don’t know how old your unit is, it can be hard to know how to figure out when this time comes. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to walk you through a couple of different ways that can help you find the information you need to figure out just how old your AC unit is.
How Do I Read My AC Nameplate?
Most air conditioning manufacturers will put a metal nameplate on their units somewhere. This plate is filled with a lot of useful information that includes the date it was manufactured. Other information included is the company and the model number as well. For instance, Trane air conditioners usually put their nameplates on the top of the unit in the back right area. Other manufacturers will put it on the side somewhere. Finding the name plate is going to be a great place to start.
How Do I Read My AC Serial Number?
If you can’t find the nameplate or the nameplate doesn’t have the manufacturer date on it for some reason, you can turn to the serial number to get the answers you need. When you find your serial number, you can do a quick search on the internet and get the age of the unit because that information is encoded in the serial number. If you are struggling to find what you need to know, you can always call on your HVAC professionals to get the answers that you need as well.
Find Out When AC Installation Took Place
Another bit of information that you need to decipher the age of the unit is the date of installation. While a manufacturer date is helpful, you want to know when the unit actually started getting used. This will either be the date the previous owner had the unit installed or the date that the previous owner bought the house from the builder. You should be able to find out this information in your documents from purchasing the home.
When to Replace Your AC Unit
It can be difficult to determine when you should replace your AC unit rather than repair it. You can plan on most units lasting about 15-20 years before their useful life is up. If your unit is near that age, you may want to seriously consider replacement rather than repair.
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If your AC unit is having a hard time keeping up with the Vegas heat, you can call on the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to diagnose the problem and let you know our recommendation for either repair or replacement. Call us today!