Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC equipment uses a chemical refrigerant to shift heat within your house outside. This makes your residence cool and comfortable. The model of refrigerant used in your the U.S. house’s air conditioner has changed a few times as time has passed, following innovative breakthroughs and environmental regards.

All updated home AC equipment in targetlocation uses R410a, also called as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently no longer be made. This is due to a continuous focus on lowering compounds known to negatively affect the environment.

To understand the “why” behind AC regulation, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes 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 performance.

The main problem is the refrigerant this equipment has to make the cooling we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your unit was put in after January 1, 2010, it likely runs on R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get prepared for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be bothered about during this time.

Approaches and dates have been fixed for commercial HVAC equipment. But the start of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to end.

By that time, you may need to get a new your unit anyway, since the ordinary life cycle for an air conditioning system is usually 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This chemical isn’t being made today, but there are still many targetlocation residential air conditioning systems using R22. If you have to get repairs, it may be very pricey since only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is accessible.

A lot of the time, we recommend upgrading your equipment due to the increasing prices of maintaining an AC unit with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be getting an enhanced energy-efficient unit.

Give our Experts a call at phone today and we’ll help you begin locating a new model.

How Do I Determine What Kind Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what type of refrigerant your air conditioning runs on, you can check its plate. This piece is typically found on the outside condenser. Or you can look in your owner’s manual.

If you’re still not able to come across it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and our Experts can help.

Why are Refrigerants Damaging to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can harm the planet and cause climate change. Here’s a glance at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have used R22, or Freon, for many decades. Researchers determined it was detrimental to the planet and ozone, so manufacturing permanently ended on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the alternative for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems now.

What Should I Do in the Interim?

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

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

Reach us at phone to set up an appointment right away. We’ll discuss your budget and needs to help you locate the best comfort system for your home.

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