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How do I find the age of a Bosch heat pump from the serial number?
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Look at the second group of numbers in the serial number for a Bosch heat pump, and the first one of those three digits is the year of manufacture. The serial number shown below indicates the heat pump condenser was produced in 2017.
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. And to determine the size of a Bosch unit, see How do I find the size in tons of a Bosch heat pump?
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 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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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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