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Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to shift humidity within your home outside. This makes your home chilly and comfortable. The type of refrigerant used in your Birmingham home’s air conditioner has changed a few times over the years, keeping in touch with innovative breakthroughs and environmental concerns.

All modern home AC units in targetlocation uses R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be discontinued. This is because of a continuous concentration on reducing compounds known to negatively affect the environment.

To find out the “why” that drives air conditioning regulation, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have air conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

But it’s not so much the air conditioning system itself, or even its cooling capabilities.

The main issue is the refrigerant these units use to make the comfort we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

If your system was connected after January 1, 2010, it likely uses R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not something you should be worried about at this time.

Approaches and dates have been fixed for commercial AC systems. But the start of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been determined. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to finish.

At that date, you could need to buy a new your equipment anyhow, because the average life cycle for an AC system is typically 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This refrigerant isn’t being produced today, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential cooling systems using R22. If you have to have repairs, it may be very pricey since only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is available.

A lot of the time, we suggest upgrading your system as a result of the rising expenses of keeping up an air conditioner with R22. Plus, you’ll be getting an enhanced energy-efficient unit.

Give our Experts a call at phone right away and we’ll help you get started locating a new system.

How Do I Know What Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what kind of refrigerant your air conditioning runs on, you can look at its panel. This piece is often located on the exterior condenser. Or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

If you’re still not able to find it, targetlocation residents should call us at phone and we can help.

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can damage the environment and contribute to climate change. Here’s a look at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have run on R22, or Freon, for many years. Testing found it was damaging to the planet and ozone, so production permanently ended on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the substitute for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new air conditioners today.

What Should I Do for Now?

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

We get that installing a new system can be a big expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ as well as financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive a modern, high-efficiency system for only one small monthly payment. And get maintenance, repairs and parts at no extra expense.*

Contact us at phone to request an appointment today. We’ll discuss your budget and needs to help you pick the right comfort solution for your house.

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