Perhaps not, but answering the question may prove to be a interesting for 'petrol heads' out there who could win a fun day out at Brands Hatch at the 'Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship', thanks to Johnson Controls.
John Pritchard, from Johnson Controls HVAC Parts Division, who specialise in spare parts for YORK chillers said:
“If maintained and serviced regularly with genuine YORK parts, YORK chillers can keep providing reliable service for a great deal longer than the industry-expected life-span. The question is, how long?”
York chillers have a unique serial number which shows when the unit was made. The number is on the chiller's data plate which is, usually inside the control unit. To help identify the age of the York chillers, Johnson Controls has some tips:
“Early YORK chillers were painted in a Caribbean Blue livery, before moving to what the company called Desert Tan, a mid-beige, in 1998. People should keep their eyes peeled for blue machines, as these go back to the early days – even before my time,” says John Pritchard.
“A further clue is that older machines may be centrifugal chillers, perhaps operating away unobtrusively in basement plant rooms. Due to the inconvenience of replacing them, these machines may have been carefully maintained over the years. Many such chillers were installed during the initial construction stage of a building, with walls and floors literally constructed around them.
“It will be fascinating to see the entries come in, and how far back the winning chiller goes.”
How to enter
Entries have to be in by 5pm on 17th February 2016. The winner will be announced on 18th February at Johnson Controls' stand at the ACR Show.
Use the form below to enter or email firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “Oldest YORK chiller” with the details.