Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC unit uses a chemical refrigerant to shift heat within your residence outside. This makes your house cool and relaxing. The kind of refrigerant used in your the U.S. home’s air conditioner has switched a couple of times over the years, keeping in touch with technological advances and environmental regards.

All new home AC units in targetlocation uses R410a, also referred to as Puron. But this refrigerant will eventually no longer be made. This is because of a continuous concentration on reducing chemicals known to negatively affect the environment.

To understand the “why” that causes air conditioning regulation, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have air conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

But it’s not really the air conditioning system itself, or even its cooling functions.

The main issue is the refrigerant these systems use to create the comfort we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your equipment was connected after January 1, 2010, it in all likelihood uses R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not an issue you should be concerned about right away.

Recommendations and schedules have been set for commercial cooling units. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential air conditioning systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could commence around 2024 and take 10 years to finish.

By that time, you might need to get a new your equipment anyway, as the regular life expectancy for an air conditioning system is about 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This refrigerant isn’t being created right now, but there are still many targetlocation residential AC systems that have R22. If you have to get work, it could be very costly because only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is accessible.

In many cases, we propose upgrading your system because of the growing expenses of sustaining an AC unit with R22. Plus, you’ll be getting a more energy-efficient unit.

Give our Experts a call at phone right away and we’ll help you start choosing a modern system.

How Do I Determine What Type Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what type of refrigerant your air conditioner uses, you can find its plate. This piece is usually located on the outdoor condenser. Or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

If you’re still not able to locate it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and we can assist you.

Why are Refrigerants Damaging to the Environment?

Older formulas of refrigerants can damage the ozone and cause climate change. Here’s a brief look at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have run with R22, or Freon, for many years. Testing determined it was detrimental to the planet and ozone, so creation permanently ended on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the alternative for R22. It’s what you’ll discover in all new air conditioners currently.

What Should I Do for Now?

If your AC is approaching (or older than) 15 years, now’s a fantastic time to get started prepping for this purchase.

We get that getting a new system can be a considerable expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ in addition to financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive an updated, high-efficiency system for merely one small monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional price.*

Contact us at phone to request an appointment now. We’ll go over your budget and needs to help you locate the right comfort equipment for your residence.

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