Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer humidity within your home outside. This makes your home chilled and comfy. The kind of refrigerant used in residential air conditioner has switched a couple of times as time has passed, following technological advancements and environmental considerations.

All new home AC equipment in targetlocation have R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will eventually be phased out. This is due to a sustained focus on restricting chemicals known to negatively impact the environment.

To understand the “why” behind air conditioning rules, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have air conditioners, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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

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

Installed after 2010

If your system was connected after January 1, 2010, it in all likelihood uses R410a. And there’s an extended amount of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be worried about right away.

Recommendations and dates have been determined for commercial cooling units. But the start of the phaseout for residential cooling systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could commence around 2024 and take 10 years to finish.

At that time, you might need to replace your system anyway, because the average life expectancy for an AC system is typically 15 years.

Installed Before 2010

This refrigerant isn’t being made currently, but there are still lots of targetlocation residential AC systems that have R22. If you have to get work, it might be very expensive because only reclaimed and recycled refrigerant is available.

In many cases, we suggest getting a new your system as a result of the growing expenses of sustaining an air conditioner with R22. Plus, you’ll be getting a more energy-efficient system.

Reach our Experts at phone right away and we’ll help you begin locating a new model.

How Do I Know Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what variety of refrigerant your air conditioner runs on, you can look at its nameplate. This piece is usually located on the outdoor condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual.

If you’re still not able to find it, targetlocation residents should reach us at phone and our pros can provide support.

Why are Refrigerants Hurtful to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can damage the environment and cause climate change. Here’s a brief look at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants:

    • Residential air conditioners have run on R22, or Freon, for many decades. Testing found it was harmful to the atmosphere and ozone, so creation permanently stopped on January 1, 2020.
    • R410a is the substitute for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems now.

What Should I Do in the Interim?

If your air conditioning is close to (or older than) 15 years, now’s a fantastic time to get started prepping for installation.

We get that buying a new system can be a big expense. That’s why we offer our exclusive Advantage Program™ in addition to financing, With our Advantage Program, you can have an updated, high-efficiency system for merely one low monthly payment. And enjoy maintenance, repairs and parts at no added cost.*

Get in touch with us at phone to request an appointment now. We’ll go over your budget and needs to help you pick the best comfort system for your home.

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