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Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC equipment uses a chemical refrigerant to move warmth within your home outside. This makes your house chilled and comfy. The type of refrigerant used in your the U.S. house’s air conditioner has been modified several times over the years, keeping up with technological breakthroughs and environmental considerations. 

All modern home air conditioners in targetlocation run on R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will eventually be phased out. This is a result of a sustained attention on lowering substances known to negatively affect the environment. 

To understand the “why” behind cooling regulation, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have air conditioners, 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 problem is the refrigerant this equipment need to create the refreshing air we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your unit was installed after January 1, 2010, it probably runs on R410a. And there’s an extended amount of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not an issue you should be bothered about now. 

Strategies and dates have been determined for commercial cooling equipment. But the start of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could start around 2024 and take 10 years to complete. 

By then, you might need to buy a new your system anyhow, because the regular life span for an air conditioning system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This chemical isn’t being produced at this time, but there are still many targetlocation residential AC systems that have R22. If you need service, it may be very expensive as only recovered and recycled refrigerant is accessible. 

A lot of the time, we suggest buying a new your system because of the rising costs of maintaining a cooling system with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be receiving a more energy-efficient system. 

Give our Experts a call at phone right away and we’ll help you start finding a modern model. 

How Do I Find Out What Kind Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what form of refrigerant your AC has, you can look at its plate. This piece is often found on the outside condenser. Or you can look in your owner’s manual. 

If you’re unable to locate it, targetlocation residents should reach us at phone and we can assist you. 

Why are Refrigerants Hurtful to the Environment?

Older types of refrigerants can hurt the ozone and cause 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 decades. Researchers discovered it was harmful to the atmosphere and ozone, so production permanently ended on January 1, 2020. 
  • R410a is the replacement for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new air conditioning systems currently. 

What Should I Do in the Meantime? 

If your air conditioning is approaching (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to get started preparing for replacement. 

We understand that getting 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 get a modern, high-efficiency system for just one small monthly payment. And receive maintenance, repairs and parts at no added price.* 

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

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