Determining Bryant Air Conditioner Age from Serial Number

How to decode Bryant Serial Number and how to determining the age of Bryant Air Conditioning from serial numbers? This guide will show you how to find the year of manufacture for Bryant Air Conditioners.

As a rule-of-thumb, capacity information is encoded by air conditioning manufactures in the model number and date of manufacture info in the serial number.

Bryant Serial Number Location

The serial and model number are usually listed in your owner’s manual or any paperwork that came with installation. If you don’t have it, there is another very easy way to find out where the serial number is. Serial number of Bryant HVAC system is listed directly on your unit. Here’s how to find Bryant serial number location:

For more information on how to encode the capacity or tonnage of Bryant Air Conditioner you can read here: Bryant Model Number

For Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

You can find the serial and model number are listed on a rating plate sticker on the Bryant AC or Heat Pump unit. Look above the back-seated service valve connections.

For Gas and Oil Furnaces

You can find the serial number by removing the front door then look at the upper-left side of the unit. The serial and model number are listed on a rating plate sticker inside of the unit.

How to Decode Bryant Serial Number

There are 6 different style and format of Bryant serial serial numbers. The newest style for Bryant serial numbers are similar to Carrier serial number.

Style 1: Newest Style

The serial number is formatted by 4 numbers, a letter, then 5 numbers. The first two numbers are the week of manufacture and the following two numbers are the year of manufacture. The date of manufacture can usually be found on these units.

Style 2: Primarily Used In The ’80s

This style of serial number is all numbers. In this serial number, the first two numbers are the year. The next two digits are the week of manufacture.

Style 3: Used 1980-1984

This style can be easily found by the beginning sequence letter, number, letter. This serial number is formatted as a letter, number, letter, 5 numbers. The first number is the year in 1980 the unit was manufactured. The first letter determines the week of manufacture.

Style 4: Used in the 1970s

The serial number sequence follows a letter and six numbers. The first letter determines the month and the first appearing number determines the year in 1970.

Style 5: Used Before 1970

This style is all numbers and the first digit is the year of manufacture in the 1960s.

Style 6: Used Before 1960-1979

This serial number sequence has either, 1 number or 2 numbers, followed by a letter, and more numbers. The first appearing numbers are the week of manufacture. So, if the serial number shows #3F123456, then the week of manufacture is the third week (January). The letter in the sequence is the year of manufacture.

Determine the Year of Manufacture – Serial Number Lookup

As the newest Bryant serial number styles are very easy to lookup, I will focus on the old styles.

From 1964 through 1979 Bryant Air Conditioner encoded age information in the serial number. With the first one or two digits indicating week of manufacture and the letter following those first number/s indicating the year.

Here how to decode the letter from Bryant Serial Number:

  • R = 1964
  • S = 1965
  • T = 1966
  • U = 1967
  • V = 1968
  • W = 1969
  • X = 1970
  • Y = 1971
  • A = 1972
  • B = 1973
  • C = 1974
  • D = 1975
  • E = 1976
  • F = 1977
  • G = 1978
  • H = 1979

Example:

#26V 152456 = The sample Bryant serial number was from a unit manufactured the 26th week of 1968.

#8X 13270 = The sample Bryant serial number was from a unit manufactured the 8th week of 1970.

In subsequent years Bryant simplified its serial number system where, the first two digits of serial number is Week of manufacture. Third & fourth digits Bryant serial number is Year of manufacture.

Example:

#0612 G 11412 = The sample Bryant serial number was from a unit manufactured the 6th week of 2012.

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