Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC unit uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer warmth within your house outside. This makes your house chilled and refreshing. The kind of refrigerant used in residential air conditioner has been modified a few times as time has passed, keeping in touch with technological advances and environmental considerations. 

All new home AC equipment in targetlocation have R410a, also called as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be discontinued. This is because of a continuous attention on lowering substances known to negatively impact the environment. 

To find out the “why” that drives cooling restrictions, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million houses in the United States 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 issue in question is the refrigerant this equipment need to produce the refreshing air we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your unit was put in after January 1, 2010, it probably runs on 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 worried about now. 

Strategies and schedules have been determined for commercial HVAC equipment. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential cooling systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could start around 2024 and take 10 years to finish. 

By that time, you might need to get a new your unit regardless, because the ordinary life span for an AC system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This refrigerant isn’t being created currently, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential cooling systems using R22. If you have to have repairs, it may be very costly because only recovered and recycled refrigerant is attainable. 

A lot of the time, we suggest getting a new your unit because of the growing costs of keeping up a cooling system with R22. Plus, you’ll be receiving a better energy-efficient solution. 

Call our Experts at phone now and we’ll help you start locating a new unit. 

How Do I Find Out Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what type of refrigerant your AC has, you can check its nameplate. This piece is usually located on the outside condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual. 

If you’re unable to locate it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and our pros can assist you. 

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

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

  • Residential air conditioners have run with R22, or Freon, for a long time. Scientists discovered it was harmful to the environment and ozone, so manufacturing permanently stopped on January 1, 2020. 
  • R410a is the alternative for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems currently. 

What Should I Do in the Interim? 

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

We get that getting a new system can be a considerable expense. That’s why we have our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can have an updated, high-efficiency system for only one small monthly payment. And get maintenance, repairs and parts at no added cost.* 

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

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