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How can I tell the age of a Champion air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace from the serial number?
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Champion is manufactured by the Unitary Products division of Johnson Controls. The second and fourth digits of the serial number, taken together are the year of manufacture. So the data plate shown below indicates the unit was manufactured in 2017.
By the way, don’t confuse Champion HVAC systems with Champion Cooler evaporative (swamp) coolers. Also, see our blog post How can I tell the size in tons of a Champion air conditioner or heat pump? For the age of another brand or manufacturer, go to our blog post How do I determine the age of my air conditioner?
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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To learn more about heating and air conditioning systems, see these other blog posts:
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