Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer heat within your residence outside. This makes your home chilled and comfy. The type of refrigerant used in your the U.S. home’s air conditioner has been modified a few times over the years, following technology breakthroughs and environmental considerations.

All modern home AC equipment in targetlocation run on R410a, also referred to as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently be phased out. This is a result of a continuous concentration on limiting chemicals known to negatively affect the environment.

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

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

The main problem is the refrigerant these systems need to create the refreshing air we enjoy.

Installed after 2010

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

Recommendations and timetables have been determined for commercial cooling units. But the starting point of the phaseout for residential AC systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could begin around 2024 and take 10 years to finish.

By that time, you may need to get a new your unit anyhow, as the ordinary life span for a cooling system is usually 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This chemical isn’t being made anymore, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential air conditioning systems that have R22. If you have to get work, it can be very expensive because only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is accessible.

In many cases, we suggest installing a new your equipment because of the rising costs of sustaining an air conditioner with R22. As a bonus, you’ll be getting a more energy-efficient system.

Call our Experts at phone today and we’ll help you begin locating an updated model.

How Do I Know What Type Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what variety of refrigerant your air conditioner runs on, you can find its plate. This piece is typically located on the outdoor condenser. Or you can look in your owner’s manual.

If you still can’t come across it, targetlocation residents should call us at phone and our professionals can help.

Why are Refrigerants Hurtful to the Environment?

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

    • Residential air conditioners have used R22, or Freon, for many decades. Testing determined it was damaging to the environment and ozone, so production permanently halted on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the replacement for R22. It’s what you’ll discover in all new air conditioners now.

What Should I Do in the Interim?

If your air conditioning is approaching (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to start prepping for this purchase.

We know that buying a new system can be a major expense. That’s why we provide our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive a modern, high-efficiency system for only one low monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional expense.*

Contact us at phone to request an appointment right away. We’ll talk through your budget and needs to help you pick the right comfort system for your home.

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