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Freon vs’ Puron

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Which System is Better for Your Home?

Freon, a chemical refrigerant, has been used in refrigerators and air conditioners for decades. However, the U.S. banned the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), forcing manufacturers to stop using Freon. In the Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1990, no newer models of air conditioners could use Freon after 2010 and production ceases by 2020.

Puron is the new refrigerant of choice, and the CAA of 1990 does not ban it.

Some reasons manufacturers and home comfort specialists prefer Puron include:

  • Efficient Performance: When units contain Puron, they receive better efficiency and deliver maximum performance.
  • Lower Energy Costs: Puron does not force an air conditioner to work as hard, which reduces energy demands and lowers your home’s utility costs.
  • Fire Risks: Unlike Freon, Puron does not have flammable chemicals; therefore, you do not have to worry about chemical fires.
  • Better for the Environment: Puron is considered non-toxic, safer for the environment, and does not emit greenhouse gases during use or production.

Puron is used by Carrier and has been around for over 18 years now. Puron-based products from Carrier and other manufacturers are reliable and use the Puron refrigerant or a combination of AHRI-rated products.

Freon-22 might be in your air conditioner if you have a unit manufactured before 2010. If it is time to replace your home’s air conditioner, you can get an air conditioner that does not use Freon-22 and instead has Puron refrigerant inside.

To upgrade your air conditioner to the latest energy-efficient models utilizing Puron, schedule an appointment with the team at Comfort Solutions HVAC in Easton, PA. We can review your current air conditioner and quote your new one just in time for the heat of summer. Request your estimate for a new system or give us a call at 610-438-9300 to schedule a consultation.