We told you last summer about the R22 phase out and with summer approaching, Roland J. Down Service Experts wanted to remind you of your options.
If you have an air conditioning system installed prior to 2010, it probably uses R22 refrigerant, which is what keeps the air coming from your air conditioner cool and comfortable. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began phasing out R22 refrigerant in recent years because it was contributing to the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer.
Starting in 2010, the making and importing of R22 was prohibited and by 2020, R22 will pretty much no longer be allowed.
R22 refrigerant is no longer manufactured in North America.
You can get recycled R22 now for existing air conditioning systems that use this certain refrigerant.
The cost of R22 is increasing because of the decreasing supply, and will no longer be accessible for use at all by 2020.
GOT IT? GOOD! SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
If your air conditioning system was manufactured after January 2010, the R22 refrigerant phase-out probably doesn’t apply to you. However, if your air conditioning system was manufactured before January 2010, you have some options:
1) Purchase an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system, which uses the approved A/C refrigerant.
2) Call an expert to replace the parts in your current air conditioning system to help make it compatible with approved A/C refrigerant. However, this is not recommended because it could invalidate your warranty(ies).
3) Stick with using recycled R22 until 2020.
READY TO BE DONE WITH IT?
If you don’t want to stress about the trouble of your refrigerant being phased-out, or you don’t want to agonize about the increasing costs of said refrigerant, or you just want to help the environment with a non-ozone destroying refrigerant, call Roland J. Down Service Experts today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate on a new AC system, just in time for spring!
Student loan debt in the USA has been a growing issue for years. Today’s total student debt has reached some $1.7 trillion, with the average college graduate owing $20,000 to $25,000. If you’re contemplating your educational journey or giving advice to someone who is, it’s important to weigh... Continue reading
By Brian Sodoma, for Service Experts With autumn around the corner, homeowners will soon be planning for the winter months ahead. Cold weather puts even more demand on your heating and cooling system. To prepare your heating system for the heavy work it will be doing, regular HVAC maintenance... Continue reading
The HVAC industry is in a nonstop state of change. With technological innovations and ever-important environmental concerns, the skills demanded of HVAC technicians are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and satisfy these new challenges is a must for anyone hoping to join the industry.... Continue reading
© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.