Updating old auto air conditioning

If you have a maintenance agreement with us, we also have your information on hand and a tech can let you know immediately if your unit uses R22.The industry has changed from R22 to R410a, which you may identify by the brand name Puron.

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Throughout this article, we’ll use the name R410a (although Puron is a well-known brand, there are other companies that make R410a).

There are some valuable benefits to switching from an R22 air conditioning unit to one that uses R410a.

The production and import of R22 will be continually reduced by law until 2020, when all production and import will be eliminated.

Only recycled R22 refrigerant will be available to service existing air conditioners after 2020.

If your home has an air conditioning system that was built before 2010, your AC will likely have R22.

However, if you installed your air conditioner after January 1, 2010, then your unit may not have R22.

If you’re thinking, “Holy cow, this is starting to sound expensive,” you’re correct, it is.

This is why when our technicians come out to inspect your unit we check to see what refrigerant your unit uses, and in the majority of the cases, we’ll recommend an upgrade due to the increasing cost of maintaining an R22 air conditioner.

However, servicing current, existing equipment is still acceptable if there is an available supply of R22.

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