The Future of Freon for AC

AC Unit

Freon, a typical refrigerant used in air conditioners, will be phased out of usage due to new regulations in 2020 and will no longer be allowed to be created, sold, or bought in the market. Since the average lifespan of an AC system is 15 years, units made before 2010 should be replaced. Regrettably, using CFC and HCFC refrigerants contributes to the ozone layer being lost from our environment, which allows damaging rays to reach the earth.   

Freon agents such as R-11, R-12, and R-22, to name a few, have been replaced with a safer and more reliable ozone-friendly refrigerant. The refrigerant R-410A, which doesn’t deplete the ozone layer, has been employed in more recent air conditioning systems. If you’re looking for a team that can install, repair, and maintain your AC, our team can provide you with the necessary service.  

The Impact of the Change 

AC Units at Home   

Freon consumption may become more expensive due to the phase-out, which will encourage households to replace their aging AC units with more ozone-friendly alternatives. However, if your unit was produced after 2010, this most likely won’t pose a problem for you since your AC will likely use a safer refrigerant. With that in mind, it should result in less expensive repairs and more effective cooling and heating, reducing your utility costs.  

AC Systems for Business  

As part of the new Freon restrictions, the EPA doesn’t mandate that owners purchase new air conditioning systems. Instead, owners can retrofit their older systems if possible. Unless other parts of your business need to be modified, technicians can replace outdoor units if the AC coils are compatible with Puron refrigerant. Our team can provide the necessary service to repair and install these new technologies.  

Next Generation AC Freon  

The most recent modification to cull the effects of global warming suggests phasing out the use of HFC refrigerants like R-410A because of their potential to contribute to global warming. It’s anticipated that the phase-down will start in the 2020s. A pure, one-component refrigerant known as R-32, which has one-third the global warming potential of R-410A, is the primary substitute for R-410A.   

Are You Looking for a Reliable Team to Repair and Install AC Units?   

Our team at Hi-Tech Plumbing and Air can upgrade, repair, and install AC systems for your home or office. Give us a call today to get started on your selected service! 

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