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How do I tell the age of a Franklin heat pump or air conditioner?
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Franklin is a brand of inverter-type HVAC system manufactured by Goodman and uses their serial number encoding system. The first two numbers of the serial number are the year of manufacture. So the data plate shown below indicates the unit was manufactured in 2018.
To find out the age of another brand of air conditioner or heat pump, go to How do I determine the age of my air conditioner?, which has a listing of all major manufacturers and links to instructions for decoding their serial numbers. Also, see Who makes Franklin air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces? and How do I find the size in tons of a Franklin heat pump or air conditioner?
To determine other key specs of your HVAC system, see one of these other blog posts:
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Field Guide for Home Inspectors, a quick reference for finding the age of 154 brands of HVAC systems, water heaters, and electrical panels, plus 210 code standards for site-built and manufactured homes, and the life expectancy rating of 195 home components. Available at amazon.com for $19.95.
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