Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC unit uses a chemical refrigerant to move humidity within your home outside. This makes your residence cool and comfy. The kind of refrigerant used in your the U.S. home’s air conditioner has been modified several times as time has gone by, keeping up with innovative advancements and environmental concerns.

All modern home AC units in targetlocation uses R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently no longer be made. This is because of a continued focus on restricting chemicals known to negatively affect the environment.

To find out the “why” that causes cooling restrictions, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million houses in the USA have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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

The main issue is the refrigerant this equipment use to create the cooling we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your system was put in after January 1, 2010, it likely uses R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be concerned about right away.

Recommendations and schedules have been fixed for commercial cooling equipment. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential cooling systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to finish.

At that date, you might need to install a new your equipment anyhow, since the average life expectancy for an air conditioning system is usually 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This compound isn’t being produced today, but there are still many targetlocation residential AC systems that use R22. If you need repairs, it could be very costly because only recovered and recycled refrigerant is attainable.

In many cases, we propose upgrading your equipment due to the increasing costs of maintaining an air conditioner with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be gaining an enhanced energy-efficient unit.

Call our Experts at phone today and we’ll help you begin locating an updated solution.

How Do I Determine Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what form of refrigerant your air conditioning runs on, you can find its nameplate. This piece is typically situated on the outside condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual.

If you still can’t come across it, targetlocation residents should reach us at phone and we can assist you.

Why are Refrigerants Damaging to the Environment?

Older formulas of refrigerants can harm the ozone and lead to climate change. Here’s a look at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have used R22, or Freon, for many years. Testing found 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 see in all new cooling units today.

What Should I Do in the Meantime?

If your air conditioning is near (or older than) 15 years, now’s a fantastic time to begin prepping for installation.

We understand that installing a new system can be a major expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can have an updated, high-efficiency system for only one little monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional expense.*

Contact us at phone to schedule an appointment today. We’ll talk through your budget and needs to help you choose the ideal comfort unit for your residence.

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