Use of any index or listing Software for the purpose of constructing a mailing list, creating promotional materials or producing a printed or electronic catalog of any kind is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of InspectionNews. For example, an original Flamemaster or Climatemaster gas fired heating furnace is probably 40 or more years old even if you cannot find the date code in the furnace serial number. Other labels on heating equipment may give warnings or usage instructions, like the label I show below. Chrysler AirTemp Water Heater Age Decoding Guide Chrysler Air Temp Water Heater Age Query: Mar 16, 2012 Dan said: Need to find age of Chrysler Airtemp Gas Furnace: Model 4208-10, Ser 's hard to read. If the boiler was manufactured from 2000 to present, the serial number ends in a six digit date code. For example, Ace, Apex, Aqua Temp, Aqua-Therm.
This serial number decodes to 1999 week 50. Earlier models eschewed ductwork and instead fed heat into the first floor of the building through a large central grate in the floor immediately above the furnace. The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. Other manufacturers use different formats, but in a similar fashion. For example, when decoding the age of an H. For example water heaters include a model number prefix that determines whether the heater is warranted for six years or for ten years.
If you are in need of water heater replacement call Just Water Heaters at 520-488-0816 or complete our online request form. A small number of manufacturers create water heaters which are then sold under dozens of different brands. The picture below shows the entire Rheem rating plate. But beware: if the water heater tank leaks and fails before the end of the warranty period, if the system has not been properly installed or maintained the warranty may be void. I'm trying to find any information on it. The reasons for replacement are usually caused by the tank leak, gas valve or pilot light malfunction, or other pretentative maintenance being used past its expected life. Anytime anyone is dealing with numbers and letters in determining data, mistakes and misinterpretation are bound to happen.
Elkhart, Indiana purchased Atwood Industries. That is how you know your Kenmore water heater age. That will give us some context. Re-check that you're really seeing a 50 in the first two digit positions. Chrysler Air Temp was sold by Chrysler and AirTemp was purchased by Fedders Corporation in the 1970's. Specific Water Heater Age Decoding Guides by Brand Specific Water Heater Age Decoding Guides by Brand are given below in an alphabetical list starting at at - list of water heater brand names, manuals, contact information, found below in this article.
But equipment age, capacity, specifications are not always so easy to recognize on the data tag. Water Heater warranties and other water heater information can be found online at geappliances. Series 210-5 must be manually reset in order to resume heater service. Here is a Heating Furnace or Boiler Data Decoding Document that Aids in Determining Water Heater Age. Tel: 416 964-9415 1-800-268-7070 Email:. Usually the first two digits refer to the year of the product being manufactured. On top of the unit is a view finder cap.
As home inspectors it's important to be able to decipher the age from the water heater manufacturers serial numbers so we can report aging conditions and tell you when you can expect to replace them because a water heaters service life is approximately 13-18 years. Craftsmaster Water Heater Age Decoder U. This 50 gallon electric tank was built in August of 1984, and came equipped with 4000 watt elements A. Paloma Water Heater Age Decode Shown here, the data tag from a Paloma water heater and in a second image, a closer look at the Paloma water heater's serial number. If your water heater brand or trader name doesn't appear in the list at you can use this general data tag decoding guide. American Water Heater Age Acquired by A.
Column one lists all the various brands that manufacturer makes, column two shows sample serial numbers, and column three of each table acts as a serial number decoder. Frank Graham's no-heat diagnostic steps are still useful today and is provided free at InspectApedia. For help in decoding air conditioner, boiler, furnace, heat pump, water heater data tags and determining the age, model, or specifications of that equipment, we provide five different research methods listed below. Read below how to determine the age of your unit. In 1999 Dura Automotive Systems Inc.
Cinsa Water Heaters The Cinsa water heater shown in our photo was installed outdoors in Uruapan, Mexico. This sticker gives model and oil burner nozzle guide information for System 2000 boilers by Energy Kinetcs - a boiler I installed in a New York home nearly 20 years ago but this is not the unit's data tag. They are self-contained devices independent of all other operating controls. For many heating or cooling equipment manufacturers, especially after 2000, decoding the equipment tag to obtain the age of the device is sometimes pretty easy. Smith Water Heater Age Included Brands A. Watch out: for other Weil McLain boiler numbers one needs to consult the Guide cited above, as the encoding of serial numbers does not afford a formulaic de-code procedure. Their date de-coding is a little different.