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. In this article we are going to talk about how to decode Bryant Serial Number and how to determining the age of Bryant Air Conditioning from serial number.
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
#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.
#0612 G 11412 = The sample Bryant serial number was from a unit manufactured the 6th week of 2012.
For more information on how to encode the capacity of Bryant Air Conditioner you can read here: Bryant Model Number