How to Identify American Standard Age from Serial Number

How to determine the age of your American Standard HVAC system. Here we provide information for how to decode the serial number nomenclature on American Standard heating and cooling products. Including the date of manufacture, capacity, and any other information related to your system.

American Standard Serial Number Location

American Standard serial numbers are usually located on the exterior of the unit, whether it’s on top, front, or sides. On occasion, you may find the serial number inside of the unit, accessed by opening a removable front cover.

American Standard Air Conditioner or Heat Pump.
The serial number label is located on the top, right-rear of the outdoor unit.

American Standard Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Serial Number

American Standard Furnace.
The serial number label is located on the right or left side of the indoor unit. (closet, attic, basement, garage)

American Standard Furnace Serial Number

American Standard Air Handler.
The serial number label is located on the front panel of the indoor unit. (closet, attic, basement, garage)

American Standard Air Handler Serial Number

American Standard Thermostat.
The serial number label is located behind the front cover. (Remove from wall plate)

American Standard Thermostat Serial Number

American Standard Humidifier.
The serial number label is located on the bottom of the unit. (near furnace or air handler)

American Standard Humidifier Serial Number

Not all of the information labels seen on and in HVAC units are data tags. Don’t get confused and don’t think that as you are unable to find the model and serial number on a label that isn’t a data tag. Look more deeply on the outside and inside of the unit. A true “data tag” includes brand, model number, and serial number, often along with other information.

How To Determine The Age Of American Standard

The date of production of American Standard HVAC equipment can be seen directly on the data tag. You don’t need to decode the serial number. Look at the picture below:

american standard date of production

How To Read The Serial Number

American Standard HVAC units today, state the date of manufacture clearly on the data plate, usually at the upper right. You can also find the age of American Standard age by decoding the serial number.

To read the American Standard serial number is very easy. The production date can be found in the first 4 or 5 digits of serial number. Here we have an example of serial number nomenclature and how read it.

American Standard Serial Number Nomenclature

Serial Number #7236TPW3F – This style of serial number are used from 2000 – 2009

  • Year of manufacture – The first numerical digit of the serial number.
  • Week of manufacture – The 2nd & 3rd numerical digits of the serial number.
  • Work Day of the week of manufacture – The 4th numerical digit of the serial number.

Serial Number #19171KEDAA – This serial number style are used from 2010 and beyond.

  • Year of manufacture – The 1st & 2nd numerical digits of the serial number.
  • Week of manufacture – The 3rd & 4th numerical digits of the serial number.
  • Work Day of the week of manufacture – 5th numerical digit.

Serial Number #R2342DWBF – This style of serial number is for units that are manufactured between 1980 to 1990.

  • The year of manufacture is encoded in the first letter of the serial number.
  • Week of manufacture is 2nd & 3rd numerical digits combined.
W1983G1992
X1984H1993
Y1985J1994
Z1986K1995
B1987L1996
C1988M1997
D1989N1998
E1990P1999
F1991R2000

Other styles of serial number are similar to Trane serial number. As the two brands are under the same parent company; Ingersoll Rand. Other brands under this company are Amana and Goodman.

Information on how to decode the trane serial number can be found here: Trane Serial Number

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