Deciding to Refit or Replace Your R22 Air Conditioner

October 4, 2017

We will answer your questions about the R22 phase-out and will help you decide which is the best decision for you and your family. Air conditioners that take R22 refrigerant, are being phased out and this type of refrigerant will not be available after January 1, 2020. If you are a business owner who relies on this type of system or a homeowner that uses it to keep your home cool, it is time to decide whether to refit or replace your air conditioner. R22 refrigerant is being replaced with the safer EPA-compliant R410A type. You have to either decide now to refit or replace your existing unit or be forced to do so after 2020 when R22 refrigerant is no longer available. R22 refrigerant, or Freon, has been used in air conditioning systems for a long time. However, due to its reclassification as a danger to the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency has placed restrictions on its manufacture as well as a mandate to phase it out completely by 2020. Making a Decision While 2020 may seem like a few years away, the impact of the phase-out is already being felt. The price of refrigerant is soaring. So...

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