Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC unit uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer heat within your residence outside. This makes your house chilled and refreshing. The type of refrigerant used in residential air conditioner has been modified a few times as time has gone by, keeping up with innovative advancements and environmental considerations.

All updated home AC units in targetlocation uses R410a, also called as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be phased out. This is because of a continuous concentration on lowering compounds known to have an effect on the environment.

To learn the “why” that drives air conditioning regulation, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the U.S. have air conditioning, 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 problem is the refrigerant this equipment has to produce the refreshing air 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 ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not something you should be bothered about immediately.

Strategies and dates have been set for commercial cooling units. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential air conditioning systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could commence around 2024 and take 10 years to complete.

At that time, you could need to buy a new your unit anyway, because the ordinary life cycle for a cooling system is usually 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This compound isn’t being produced anymore, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential AC systems that use R22. If you need work, it may be very pricey because only recovered and recycled refrigerant is accessible.

Most of the time, we propose getting a new your equipment as a result of the growing costs of keeping up an AC unit with R22. In addition, you’ll be receiving a more energy-efficient unit.

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

How Do I Determine What Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re uncertain what kind of refrigerant your air conditioning uses, you can locate its plate. This piece is typically situated on the outdoor condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual.

If you still can’t find it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and our professionals can help.

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

Older formulas of refrigerants can damage the planet and contribute 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 many years. Testing found it was damaging to the environment and ozone, so manufacturing permanently ended on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the replacement for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new cooling units now.

What Should I Do in the Interim?

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

We understand that buying a new system can be a big 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 merely one small monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional expense.*

Contact us at phone to set up an appointment now. We’ll discuss your budget and needs to help you choose the best comfort system for your residence.

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