Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to shift humidity within your residence outside. This makes your residence cool and refreshing. The type of refrigerant used in your house’s air conditioner has been modified several times as time has gone by, following innovative advances and environmental concerns.
All modern home AC equipment have R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently no longer be made. This is due to a continuous concentration on reducing substances known to have an effect on the environment.
To understand the “why” that drives AC rules, it’s helpful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million residences in the USA 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 functions.
The main issue is the refrigerant these units have to make the cooling we enjoy.
Installed after 2010
If your equipment was connected after January 1, 2010, it in all likelihood has R410a. And there’s an extended amount of time for you to get prepared for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be worried about during this time.
Approaches and timetables have been fixed for commercial AC equipment. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential cooling systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could start around 2024 and take 10 years to complete.
At that date, you could need to install a new your unit anyhow, as the average life expectancy for an AC system is usually 15 years.
Installed Before 2010
This compound isn’t being made anymore, but there are still lots of residential air conditioning systems that have R22. If you have to get service, it might be very costly because only recovered and recycled refrigerant is available.
In many cases, we propose getting a new your system because of the growing expenses of sustaining an AC with R22. In addition, you’ll be getting a better energy-efficient solution.
Give our Experts a call at 601-852-3105 today and we’ll help you start locating a modern solution.
How Do I Know What Refrigerant My AC Uses?
If you’re not sure what form of refrigerant your air conditioner runs on, you can locate its panel. This piece is usually found on the outdoor condenser. Or you can look in your owner’s manual.
If you’re still not able to come across it, contact us at 601-852-3105 and our Experts can help.
Why are Refrigerants Hurtful to the Environment?
Older types of refrigerants can hurt the environment 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 years. Researchers determined it was harmful to the environment and ozone, so production permanently stopped on January 1, 2020.
- R410a is the replacement for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new air conditioners now.
What Should I Do for Now?
If your air conditioner is close to (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to start prepping for installation.
We know that installing a new system can be a considerable expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive an up-to-date, high-efficiency system for merely one small monthly payment. And receive maintenance, repairs and parts at no added price.*
Get in touch with us at 601-852-3105 to schedule an appointment now. We’ll discuss your budget and needs to help you choose the ideal comfort system for your home.