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Ensuring you keep track of your AC’s age is a wise step we highly recommend for every homeowner. This is because understanding the age and condition of your air conditioner offers valuable foresight, allowing you to plan ahead with confidence. What does this mean exactly? Well, first off, it’s good to know that air conditioners typically last for around 15 to 20 years, and that’s with proper care and maintenance. So, having a clear idea of your unit’s age will prepare you for any unexpected surprises, especially if it’s approaching the end of this timeframe. After all, nobody enjoys being caught off guard, right? Knowing what to expect and when to expect it will make all the difference in preventing yourself from being completely blindsided should your AC decide to give out on you after two decades of putting in its time. 

If you’ve happened to misplace your AC’s paperwork and don’t know how to find out your AC’s age, allow us, your trusted experts at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, to guide you through the process of unveiling your air conditioner’s age: 


First, let’s begin this little HVAC quest by venturing outside and locating your outdoor unit, also known as the condenser. If you’re not quite sure what that is, it is the large metal box that can be found nestled in your backyard or by the side of your house. Once you spot the condenser, look for a nameplate on one of its sides. This nameplate holds all the essential information about the unit. Often, in the upper right corner of the nameplate or even just the top area of the plate, you’ll find the manufacture date, labeled as MFR DATE or something along those lines. Ta-da! You did it!  

You now should have the age of your air conditioner simply by going by the manufacture date. However, if still you haven’t been able to locate the manufacture date, don’t worry. We aren’t giving up just yet. Instead, go ahead and proceed to step number two below. 


It’s time to put your inner detective to work. Note down the model, brand, and serial number of your AC. (It should all be listed on the nameplate.) For added convenience, you can also snap a quick picture with your phone. Then, utilizing your preferred search engine, enter those three key details along with the phrase “manufacture date” at the end of the query. Then click the search button. Lo and behold, various websites will pop up, offering specific instructions to decode your AC model’s manufacture date.  


Even the most skilled detectives encounter challenges, but that’s why you have us! If you are still having a difficult time figuring out your AC’s age, simply let us know during your next seasonal HVAC checkup, and any of our skilled technicians will be more than happy to assist you in discovering the precise age of your air conditioner. 

Keep your home comfortable and your mind at ease with Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning on your side. Call us today at (937) 230-5521, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Your comfort is our mission, and we’re excited to be at your service! 

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The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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