Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to move warmth within your home outside. This makes your house chilled and relaxing. The kind of refrigerant used in your the U.S. home’s air conditioner has changed a few times over the years, keeping in touch with innovative breakthroughs and environmental considerations.

All modern home AC equipment in targetlocation uses R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be phased out. This is due to a continuous attention on limiting chemicals known to negatively impact the environment.

To learn the “why” that causes AC regulation, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million residences in the U.S. have cooling systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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

The main problem is the refrigerant these units has to create the refreshing air we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your unit was installed after January 1, 2010, it probably uses R410a. And there’s an extended amount of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not something you should be bothered about now.

Recommendations and timetables have been determined for commercial HVAC systems. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential air conditioning systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to end.

By then, you could need to buy a new your equipment anyway, since the regular life expectancy for an air conditioning system is typically 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This compound isn’t being made anymore, but there are still lots of targetlocation residential cooling systems that use R22. If you have to get repairs, it can be very pricey as only recovered and recycled refrigerant is accessible.

A lot of the time, we propose upgrading your unit as a result of the rising expenses of maintaining an air conditioner with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be gaining a more energy-efficient solution.

Give our Experts a call at phone today and we’ll help you start locating an updated unit.

How Do I Find Out What Type Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what form of refrigerant your AC has, you can find its plate. This piece is typically found on the outdoor condenser. Or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

If you still can’t find it, targetlocation residents should call us at phone and we can provide support.

Why are Refrigerants Damaging to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can hurt the ozone and contribute to climate change. Here’s a brief look at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have used R22, or Freon, for many decades. Scientists determined it was detrimental to the atmosphere and ozone, so production permanently stopped on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the substitute for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new air conditioning systems currently.

What Should I Do for Now?

If your air conditioning is close to (or older than) 15 years, now’s a great time to start preparing for replacement.

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

Call us at phone to set up an appointment right away. We’ll review your budget and needs to help you select the right comfort solution for your house.

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