The Environmental Protection Agency is Phasing Out R-22
Have your HVAC system checked so you don't end up with unexpected expenses.
Because the Enviromental Protection Agency is phasing out certain Ozone depleting substances, HVAC companies have gone out over the last eight years to try to reclaim R-22 whenever possible. As a result of this transition, the cost of R-22 refrigerant has skyrocketed. What that means for consumers is that an AC unit that may only be 5-6 years old but develops a leak may cost 700-1000 to refill. New units use 410A refrigerant, which costs less and is more environmentally friendly.
In order to protect your wallet, there are a few things you can do.
Have your system checked
In order to know if this article applies to you (it applies to most homeowners!), you must check the back of your cooling unit to find out if it contains R-22. If your unit does, on your label it will say HCFC-22 or R-22. If you aren't sure, have one of our pros come out to check your system today.
Amp Up Preventive Maintenance
If your system does include R-22, be careful to have your system checked for leaks. You may need to upgrade your preventative maintenance to prevent costly leaks. As said above, it may cost $700-$1000 to refill a unit that is only 5 or 6 years old, so preventive maintenance could save you from paying for a costly refill.
Upgrade your system
While the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" may come to mind for some, you may prefer to stay ahead of the problem and voluntarily upgrade your AC system. As hot as this summer has been, it is hard to deny its value. We've got affordable replacement systems; or if you aren't ready to upgrade to a long-term solution, you can start saving for the inevitable system change down the road.
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