Advantage® HVAC age
How to determine the date of production/manufacture or age of Advantage® brand HVAC Systems.
The industry average service design life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years, and the industry average service design life for most air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. The average service design life of boilers can vary from as little as 10 years to as many as 50 years depending on the type and quality of materials used in their manufacture. Routine upkeep/maintenance, regional weather/climate, and location/placement of the mechanical systems will all play critical roles in the longevity of these systems.
Parent Company: Advantage Engineering, Inc.
Subsidiaries or other related brands: Advantage® | Maximum® | Sentra® | TempTek® | Titan Air®
Example serial number styles/formats found:
- Style 1: 104391
- Style 2: 76507
Legend: Year is RED; Month is GREEN; Week is BLUE
Style 1: 104391
Style 2 : 76507
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.