Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to move humidity within your home outside. This makes your home chilled and comfy. The kind of refrigerant used in residential air conditioner has been modified a couple of times as time has passed, following technological advancements and environmental considerations.

All updated home AC units in targetlocation uses R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be phased out. This is due to a continuous attention on restricting substances known to negatively impact the environment.

To learn the “why” that causes air conditioning restrictions, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million houses in the United States have cooling systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

But it’s not really the air conditioning system itself, or even its cooling capacity.

The main problem is the refrigerant this equipment need to make the refreshing air we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your equipment was put in after January 1, 2010, it in all likelihood uses R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to prepare for the phaseout. So, it’s not an issue you should be worried about during this time.

Plans and schedules have been fixed for commercial cooling units. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could start around 2024 and take 10 years to complete.

At that date, you could need to buy a new your equipment anyhow, because the regular life span for a cooling system is about 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This chemical isn’t being made currently, but there are still many targetlocation residential AC systems using R22. If you need work, it may be very pricey as only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is attainable.

Most of the time, we recommend installing a new your equipment due to the rising prices of keeping up a cooling system with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be receiving an enhanced energy-efficient solution.

Reach our Experts at phone today and we’ll help you get started locating an updated solution.

How Do I Know What Kind Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what form of refrigerant your air conditioning has, you can check its plate. This piece is often found on the outdoor condenser. Or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

If you’re still not able to locate it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and we can provide support.

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

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

    • Residential air conditioners have run on R22, or Freon, for many years. Scientists found it was detrimental to the atmosphere and ozone, so production permanently stopped on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the replacement for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems currently.

What Should I Do in the Interim?

If your air conditioner is close to (or older than) 15 years, now’s a fantastic time to get started planning for installation.

We get that buying a new system can be a major expense. That’s why we provide our exclusive Advantage Program™ as well as financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive an up-to-date, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly payment. And get maintenance, repairs and parts at no extra price.*

Contact us at phone to set up an appointment now. We’ll talk through your budget and needs to help you select the best comfort solution for your home.

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