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Bryant AC Age: How To Find The Year of Manufacture

By November 4, 2020HVAC
Bryant AC Unit

This guide can show you how to find the year of manufacture for Bryant Air Conditioners and Heaters/Air Handlers.

If you would like to know how long your A/C unit will last, check our blog post on A/C unit lifespan.

Bryant AC Age

There are six different styles/decodes depending on how the serial number is formatted.

Serial Number Style 1: Newest Style

This is the newest style for Bryant Air Conditioners and the age can be determined by the first four numbers. The serial number is formatted by 4 numbers, a letter, then 5 numbers.

The first two numbers are the week of manufacture and the following two numbers are the year of manufacture.

The date of manufacture can usually be found on these units.

Bryant AC Label Age Marked

Serial Number Style 2: Primarily Used In The ’80s

This style of serial number is all numbers.

In this serial number, the first two numbers are the year. The next two digits are the week of manufacture.

Serial Number Style 3: Used 1980-1984

This style can be easily found by the beginning sequence letter, number, letter. This serial number is formatted as a letter, number, letter, 5 numbers.

The first number is the year in 1980 the unit was manufactured.

The first letter determines the week of manufacture. Use the table below to decode the letter.

LetterMonthLetterMonth
MJanuaryTJuly
NFebruaryVAugust
PMarchWSeptember
QAprilXOctober
RMayYNovember
SJuneZDecember
Week of Manufacture Decoding Table for Bryant AC’s (1980-1984)

Serial Number Style 4: Used in the 1970s

The serial number sequence follows a letter and six numbers.

The first letter determines the month and the first appearing number determines the year in 1970.

Use the table below to decode the letter for the appropriate month.

LetterMonthLetterMonth
AJanuaryGJuly
BFebruaryHAugust
CMarchISeptember
DAprilJOctober
EMayKNovember
FJuneLDecember
Week of Manufacture Decoding Table for Bryant AC’s (1970’s)

Serial Number Style 5: Used Before 1970

This style is all numbers and the first digit is the year of manufacture in the 1960s.

Serial Number Style 6: Used Before 1960-1979

This serial number sequence has either, 1 number or 2 numbers, followed by a letter, and more numbers.

The first appearing numbers are the week of manufacture. So, if the serial number shows 3F123456, then the week of manufacture is the third week (January).

The letter in the sequence is the year of manufacture. Use the table below to decode the year.

LetterMonthLetterMonth
L1960X1970
M1961Y1971
N1962A1972
P1963B1973
R1964C1974
S1965D1975
T1966E1976
U1967F1977
V1968G1978
W1969H1979
Year of Manufacture Decoding Table for Bryant AC’s (1960-1979)
Bryant Air Handler/Heater

Bryant Air Handler/Heater Age

The air handler and heaters of Bryant follow the same styles as mentioned above.

As an example, here is a Bryant Air Handler Label of Style 1.

Bryant Air Handler/Heater Label with Age Marked

Concluding

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Aaron Shishilla

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Aaron Shishilla is the youngest registered professional inspector in Florida. Coming from a family-owned home inspection company and now the marketing manager at Waypoint.

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