How Old Is That HVAC System or Water Heater?

How to determine the age of a heat pump and HVAC systems:

This resource is going to show the method to understanding and decoding manufacturer labels in order to identify the correct age of any HVAC system and/or Water Heater – from any manufacturer. The labels are slightly different from manufacturer to manufacturer, however all of them are very simple to understand when you know what to look for. Click on the icon for a resource to determine the age of any HVAC system and/or Water Heater.   There are 100’s of manufacturers of HVAC systems in the US, with all of the internal components coming from just a few companies. Below are the most common brands found in the US and their reach of brand ownership.

Johnson Controls owns/makes:[1]

  • York
  • Luxaire
  • Coleman

Ingersoll Rand owns/makes:[2]

  • American Standard
  • Trane

United Technologies Corp. owns/makes:[3]

  • Carrier
  • Bryant
  • Payne
  • International Comfort Products, which owns/makes:[4]
    • ComfortMaker
    • Arcoaire
    • Heil
    • KeepRite
    • Tempstar

Daikin Global/Daikin Manufacturing Company owns/makes:[5][6]

  • Daikin
  • Goodman
  • Amana

Lennox International owns/makes:[7]

  • Lennox
  • Service Experts (joint venture of Lennox and Enercare)
  • Allied Air Enterprises, which owns/makes:[7]
    • Concord
    • Armstrong Air
    • Ducane
    • Aire-flo

Nortek Global HVAC owns/makes:[8]

  • Frigidaire
  • Maytag

Rheem Manufacturing owns/makes:[9]

  • Rheem
  • Ruud


Me and my team at LAB Home Inspections hope you really enjoyed this article!   If you have specific questions about your home, or would like to schedule a home inspection, please contact Darren directly: Darren Dawson, Certified Master Inspector (CMI)® Myrtle Beach, SC (352) 665- 9900

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