Was your air conditioning system installed before 2010? If yes, you may want to know more about the phase out of R22 refrigerant. Commonly known as Freon*, R22 is a chemical that cools the incoming air from your air conditioning system. If your AC is over ten years old, chances are that its very lifeline (the coolant) is under question due to the planned R22 phase out which takes effect in 2020. However, your trusted home comfort experts at Comfort Solutions HVAC want to assure you that there is no reason to panic. Read on to understand the R22 phase out and the various options that you can consider.
*A registered trademark of DuPont Corporation
First of all, do you know for sure whether your unit uses R22? Here are some ways to confirm:
If you are sure that your air conditioning system uses R22, here is what you should know:
Why is R22 being phased out?
Over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that R22 is depleting the ozone layer and is a harmful agent for the environment. In cooperation with other environment protection groups across the world, they initiated a phase out of several such ozone-depleting agents through an international agreement known as, ‘The Montreal Protocol’.
As per this agreement:
What are your options if you own an old AC unit?
At Comfort Solutions HVAC, our technicians can evaluate your AC unit and offer customized cooling solutions for retaining or replacing your existing system. If the R22 phase out is impacting you, consider our flexible and pocket-friendly arrangements for new AC system installation, with full coverage on repairs and maintenance at reasonable monthly installments.
A large number of happy residents throughout Eastern PA and the surrounding areas of NJ count on us for practical and affordable heating and cooling solutions.
Looking for installation, repairs or maintenance for your air conditioning system? Call 610-438-9300 to book an appointment with the experts at Comfort Solutions HVAC. You can also contact us online for a free estimate.
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