How to determine the date of production/manufacture or age of Advantage® HVAC Systems.

The date of production/manufacture or age of Advantage® HVAC equipment can be determined from the serial number located on the data plate.

Parent Company:   Advantage Engineering, Inc.

Sister or similar Brands Include:  Advantage® | Maximum® | Sentra® | TempTek® | Titan Air®

Example serial number styles/formats found:

  • Style 1: 104391
  • Style 1: 76507

Style 1: 104391

Style 2: 76507

Description: Five (5) or six (6) character Serial number. See the data tags below from Advantage-Temptek units.

Unfortunately we are unable to determine the date of manufacture or age of these units from use of the serial number.  Advantage Engineering does however provide a “Date” on their data tags.  For units that do not have a date imprinted on the data tag, contact Advantage.  (See contact info below).

Using the ANSI or CSA standards to determine approximate Date of Manufacture.

Most manufacturers today are required to include the manufacture compliance standard on the data tag. For the U.S. the compliance standard is typically from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For Canada, a common standard compliance is through the Canada Standards Association Group (CSA). Many times both standards are listed. Regardless, the specific standard will normally be listed on the data tag/plate and followed by the YEAR of the last revision (often the year is placed in parenthesis or follows the hyphen after the specific standard number). As these standards are revised or renewed approximately every 4 to 6 years, one can reasonably estimate the year of manufacture within 4-6 years from (after) the standards date.

Page last updated: 4 Oct 2015