Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer warmth within your house outside. This makes your residence chilly and comfortable. The type of refrigerant used in your Alliance home’s air conditioner has been modified a few times as time has gone by, keeping up with innovative breakthroughs and environmental considerations.
All updated home air conditioners in Alliance uses R410a, also referred to as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently no longer be made. This is a result of a continued focus on lowering compounds known to negatively affect the environment.
To find out the “why” behind air conditioning rules, it’s helpful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million houses in the U.S. 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 capacity.
The main issue is the refrigerant these systems use to make the comfort we enjoy.
Installed after 2010
If your system was connected after January 1, 2010, it likely has R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get prepared for the phaseout. So, it’s not something you should be bothered about during this time.
Recommendations and dates have been determined for commercial cooling systems. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to complete.
By then, you might need to install a new your system regardless, as the regular life cycle for an AC system is usually 15 years.
Installed Before 2010
This refrigerant isn’t being made anymore, but there are still lots of Alliance residential AC systems that use R22. If you need work, it may be very costly because only reacquired and recycled refrigerant is available.
Most of the time, we suggest installing a new your system due to the rising prices of keeping up an AC unit with R22. Plus, you’ll be gaining a more energy-efficient unit.
Give our Experts a call at 330-235-1260 now and we’ll help you start finding a modern solution.
How Do I Find Out Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?
If you’re not sure what type of refrigerant your AC uses, you can look at its nameplate. This piece is often found on the exterior condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual.
If you still can’t locate it, Alliance residents should contact us at 330-235-1260 and our pros can assist you.
Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?
Older kinds of refrigerants can damage the ozone and lead 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 discovered it was detrimental 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 conditioning systems currently.
What Should I Do in the Interim?
If your AC is close to (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to begin prepping for installation.
We get that getting a new system can be a big expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ in addition to financing, With our Advantage Program, you can have an updated, high-efficiency system for merely one small monthly payment. And receive maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional price.*
Call us at 330-235-1260 to set up an appointment right away. We’ll review your budget and needs to help you choose the ideal comfort system for your home.