manufacture or age of a GENERAL ELECTRIC® furnace or other GENERAL ELECTRIC® HVAC unit

How to determine the date of production/manufacture or age of a GENERAL ELECTRIC®  HVAC equipment.


The date of production/manufacture or age of GENERAL ELECTRIC® HVAC equipment can be determined from the serial number. 

Serial number styles/formats found:

Style 1: ZTN730A100AC


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Also see Trane

(Trane purchased GE climate control division in 1982. Some serial numbers use other Trane styles)






Every effort is undertaken to offer you correct and concise information to assist you in determining the age or manufacture date of HVAC equipment.  Anytime anyone is dealing with numbers and letters in determining data, mistakes and misinterpretation are bound to happen.  For this reason if you find during your research that we may have erred please contact us.  In addition perhaps you have come across a brand, model or serial number format that we have not addressed.  Email us information or pictures of data/nomenclature plates of the unit and we will attempt to assist you in your determinations.  Email