How do I determine the age of a Tappan air conditioner or heat pump from the serial number?
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Tappan is a brand of HVAC equipment that was formerly manufactured by Nortek. The fourth and fifth characters in the serial number are the year of manufacture for a Tappan system. So the serial number shown below on the data plate of a Tappan air handler indicates that it was manufactured in 2004. For the age of another brand or manufacturer, go to our article How do I determine the age of my air conditioner?
To find the size of your Tappan system, go to How can I tell the size in tons of a Tappan air conditioner or heat pump from the model number? And to figure out what all the other numbers listed on the condenser data plate mean, go to our blog post How do I understand the air conditioner or heat pump condenser label (data plate)?
To determine other key specs of your HVAC system, see one of these other blog posts:
To find the age of other home components, go to How can I find out the age of a roof? and How do I determine the age of an electrical panel? and How do I determine the age of my water heater? For life expectancies, visit What is the average life expectancy of the components of a house?
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