heat pump size and age

model hp26-030-12p
serial 5803a 35663


Lennox– How to determine the age or manufacture date

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This page was last updated: 25 July 2009
Serial Number format: 5896A 36571
(This serial number is from an actual furnace unit transcribed during a home inspection).

Using the third, fourth and fifth digits of the serial number 5896A 36571you will find the year and month of manufacture. The third and fourth digits are the year and the fifth digit is the month expressed in letter format. This unit was manufactured in January, 1996.

Year of manufacture: 5896A 36571
Month of manufacture: 5896A 36571
Use the following chart to determine month.

*A = January
B = February
C = March
D = April
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = August
“I” was not used.
J = September
K = October
L = November
M = December

2.5 ton

Thanks Wayne :slight_smile:

model hp26-030-12p

30,000 btu/hr (12,000 btu = 1 ton) so 30K = 2.5 ton

No problem