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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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