Determine York HVAC Age from Serial Number

York Serial Number is important to identify the date of production or age of York® air conditioner and furnace. The serial number (and model number) also needed when you want to check the warranty status. York serial number has sorted into two different serial numbers, the old serial number used from 1971 through 2004 and new serial number nomenclature used from 10/6/2004 through today’s.

York, Luxaire and Coleman are three brands owned by Johnson Controls. It makes the new York serial numbers nomenclature is identical to Luxaire and Coleman serial number as well as how to decode.

How to Determine the Age of York

York serial number can be used to identify the age of York Furnace, AC and Heat Pump. Read on to know more on how to read serial number.

The serial and model number can be found in the metal-plate, usually attached to the unit. After you find the location of the York serial number, the next step is to deciphering the code in it. This way, you can identify how old your unit is.

York Serial Number Nomenclature

The old style of these serial numbers are for York air conditioner and furnace units that were manufactured before 2004. This style is the original York serial number, formatted in 10 character begins with four letters and six digits numbers.

The date of the production or manufacture is hiding in the 2nd and 3rd digits serial number. The second letter is the month of manufacture and the third letter is the year of manufacture. From here we can determine the York HVAC age from serial number.

Old Serial Number format will look like this: YBVM220710, BDHM203490, BKVM310394 etc..

Old Style of York Serial Number Nomenclature

How to decode the old serial number

Serial number example: #YBVM220710

  • Y = the point of manufacturer
  • B = the month of manufacture, February
  • V = the year of manufacture, 1988
  • M = the types of items, Mfg. Basic Unit

From the example above, we can identify that the unit was manufactured in february 1988.

AJanuary
BFebruary
CMarch
DApril
EMay
FJune
GJuly
HAugust
KSeptember
LOctober
MNovember
NDecember
Month of Manufacture Table For York HVAC Units Before 2004
A1971
1992
M1982
2003
B1972
1993
N1983
2004
C1973
1994
P1984
D1974
1995
R1985
E1975
1996
S1986
F1976
1997
T1987
G1977
1998
V1988
H1978
1999
W1989
J1979
2000
X1990
K1980
2001
Y1991
L1981
2002
Year of Manufacture Table For York HVAC Units Before 2004

Keep in mind, that some letters in York serial number nomenclature is repeat over the years.

How to Decode New York Serial Number

The new style of York serial number is more simple. The year of manufacture are directly written with the number in the 2nd and 4rt digit serial number. This style of serial number applies to all units builts after 10/6/2004.

Serial Number format will look like this: N0L4123456

New Style of York Serial Number

How to decode the new Serial Number

Serial number example: #N0L4298223

  • N = the plant ID, Norman
  • 0 and 4 = year of manufacture, 2004
  • L = the month of manufacture, October

From the example above, we can identify that the unit was manufactured in october 2004. The year of manufacture is combine in the 2nd digits and the 4th digits.

AJanuary
BFebruary
CMarch
DApril
EMay
FJune
GJuly
HAugust
KSeptember
LOctober
MNovember
NDecember
Month of Manufacture Table For York HVAC Units After 2004

If you have any issues with finding your York serial number and how to decode it, don’t hesitate to contact us. If your York HVAC unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, find trust HVAC contractor to give you some quotes.

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