R22 is Phasing Out
In 2016 we told you about the R22 phase out and with cooling season approaching, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning wanted to remind you of your courses of action.
If you have an AC system installed before 2010, it probably uses R22 refrigerant, which is what keeps the air coming from your air conditioner cool and pleasant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began phasing out R22 refrigerant in recent years because it was compounding 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 purchase recycled R22 now for existing AC equipment that use this certain refrigerant.
The cost of R22 is going up because of the decreasing supply, and won’t be available for use at all by 2020.
GOT IT? GOOD! SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
If your air conditioning system was made after January 2010, the R22 refrigerant phase-out probably doesn’t apply to you. However, if your AC equipment was manufactured before January 2010, you have some options:
1) Purchase an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system, which can use the approved A/C refrigerant.
2) Call an expert to replace the parts in your current air conditioner to help make it compatible with approved A/C refrigerant. However, this is not recommended because it could void your warranty(ies).
3) Continue to use recycled R22 until 2020.
READY TO BE DONE WITH IT?
If you don’t want to have to worry about the trouble of your refrigerant being phased-out, or you don’t want to stress about the rising costs of said refrigerant, or you just want to love the environment with a non-ozone destroying refrigerant, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate on a new AC system, just in time for spring!
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