Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC equipment uses a chemical refrigerant to shift warmth within your home outside. This makes your home chilled and refreshing. The kind of refrigerant used in your Clearwater home’s air conditioner has been modified a couple of times as time has passed, following technological advances and environmental considerations. 

All new home AC equipment in targetlocation have R410a, also called as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently be discontinued. This is a result of a continued attention on lowering substances known to have an effect on the environment. 

To understand the “why” that drives AC restrictions, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million houses in the United States have cooling systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. 

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

The issue in question is the refrigerant this equipment need to make the refreshing air we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your system was put in after January 1, 2010, it probably runs on R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be worried about at this time. 

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

By that time, you might need to get a new your equipment regardless, because the ordinary life expectancy for a cooling system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This chemical isn’t being produced currently, but there are still many targetlocation residential AC systems using R22. If you have to have service, it may be very expensive because only reacquired and recycled refrigerant is attainable. 

Most of the time, we recommend getting a new your system because of the rising costs of keeping up a cooling system with R22. In addition, you’ll be gaining a better energy-efficient solution. 

Call our Experts at phone now and we’ll help you start locating an updated unit. 

How Do I Know Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what type of refrigerant your AC has, you can check its panel. This piece is often situated on the outdoor condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual. 

If you still can’t locate it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and our pros can assist you. 

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

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

  • Residential air conditioners have used R22, or Freon, for a long time. Scientists determined it was detrimental to the environment and ozone, so manufacturing permanently stopped on January 1, 2020. 
  • R410a is the alternative for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems now. 

What Should I Do in the Interim? 

If your AC is near (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to begin preparing for this purchase. 

We get that getting a new system can be a considerable expense. That’s why we have our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can get an updated, high-efficiency system for merely one small monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no additional price.* 

Contact us at phone to set up an appointment now. We’ll go over your budget and needs to help you pick the ideal comfort solution for your home. 

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