Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC system uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer warmth within your house outside. This makes your house chilled and refreshing. The kind of refrigerant used in your Atlanta home’s air conditioner has been modified a few times as time has passed, keeping in touch with technological breakthroughs and environmental considerations. 

All modern home AC equipment in targetlocation have R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently be discontinued. This is because of a continuous attention on lowering substances known to have an effect on the environment. 

To understand the “why” that drives cooling restrictions, it’s useful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million residences 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 main issue is the refrigerant this equipment has to produce the comfort we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your equipment 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 right away. 

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

By that time, you might need to get a new your system regardless, as the ordinary life cycle for an AC system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This refrigerant isn’t being created currently, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential cooling systems that have R22. If you need service, it may be very costly as only recovered and recycled refrigerant is accessible. 

Most of the time, we suggest getting a new your equipment because of the growing prices of keeping up a cooling system with R22. Plus, you’ll be receiving a better energy-efficient solution. 

Call our Experts at phone now and we’ll help you start locating a modern 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 plate. This piece is often located 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 provide support. 

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can harm the planet and lead to 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 a long time. Scientists determined it was harmful 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 today. 

What Should I Do in the Interim? 

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

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

Contact us at phone to schedule an appointment now. We’ll go over your budget and needs to help you find the ideal comfort solution for your house. 

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