# Payne Model Number Lookup

Each Payne HVAC is set up with a unique nomenclature system for both model number and serial number. The serial number is usually the key to determining the age or manufacturing date. The unit model numbers are used when determining the size (tonnage) and correct replacement parts used on a specific unit.

A proper Pyane model number lookup is important in any repair required for the products.

## Payne Model Number Location

Payne model number is stamped on the unit nameplate or rating plate. The location varies depending on the product.

On residential furnaces, this rating plate is usually located on the inside of the cabinet. On Payne’s air conditioner and heat pump, the number is located on the condenser outside the unit.

## How to Read Payne Model Number?

Payne HVAC model number contains 14-16 digits character letter and number. The examples below analyze some typical Payne model number nomenclature.

#PA13NA036-BNGBAAA

• PA13 = Payne Air Conditioner with 13 SEER rating
• 036 = Nominal Size; in this case, 36000 BTUh = 3 tons AC unit

#PH14NB024-00AA

• PH13 = Payne Heat Pump with 14 SEER rating
• 024 = Nominal Size; in this case, 24000 BTUh = 2 tons Heat Pump

#PG80ESAA36040AA

• PG80 = Payne Gas Furnace with 80% AFUE
• 040 = Heating input (in this case 40000 BTUh)

### How to Determine The Size Of Your Payne Air Conditioner?

You can determine the size of your Payne air conditioner and heat pump by looking at the 3 digits number as seen in the example above. The number represents the nominal BTU of the system in thousands.

Each 12,000 BTU/hr is equivalent to 1 ton of air conditioner. Divided the number by 12, and you can determine how many tons is your Payne air conditioner or heat pump.

• 18 = 1.5 tons
• 24 = 2 tons
• 30 = 2.5 tons
• 36 = 3 tons
• 42 = 3.5 tons
• 48 = 4 tons
• 60 = 5 tons

### How To Find The SEER Rating?

Payne encodes the SEER rating at the beginning of the model number. For example, the Payne air conditioner with model PA17NA means it is rated at 17 SEER.

### How To Calculate The EER Rating?

To get an air conditioner EER rating, you need to divide the capacity (in BTU) by its power (in W). The average EER rating of Payne AC units is between 11 and 13. 