Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC equipment uses a chemical refrigerant to move heat within your house outside. This makes your house chilly and refreshing. The model of refrigerant used in your the U.S. house’s air conditioner has changed a couple of times over the years, keeping up with technology advancements and environmental concerns. 

All new home AC units in targetlocation run on R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will eventually be discontinued. This is due to a sustained focus on limiting compounds known to negatively impact the environment. 

To understand the “why” that causes air conditioning regulation, it helps to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million residences 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 capabilities. 

The main problem is the refrigerant this equipment has to create the cooling we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your system was connected after January 1, 2010, it probably runs on R410a. And there’s an extended amount of time for you to get prepared for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be concerned about at this time. 

Recommendations and schedules have been fixed for commercial HVAC equipment. But the starting point of the phaseout for residential cooling systems hasn’t yet been scheduled. However, the phaseout could commence around 2024 and take 10 years to complete. 

By then, you might need to install a new your system anyhow, as the regular life span for an AC system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This refrigerant isn’t being created today, but there are still many targetlocation residential air conditioning systems that use R22. If you have to have service, it may be very pricey since only recovered and recycled refrigerant is accessible. 

In many cases, we propose upgrading your unit due to the growing expenses of keeping up an air conditioner with R22. Plus, you’ll be gaining a better energy-efficient unit. 

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

How Do I Determine What Kind Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re not sure what variety of refrigerant your air conditioner has, you can find its nameplate. This piece is usually located on the outdoor condenser. Or you can look in your owner’s manual. 

If you’re unable to come across it, targetlocation residents should call us at phone and we can provide support. 

Why are Refrigerants Damaging to the Environment?

Older formulas of refrigerants can damage 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 found it was detrimental to the atmosphere and ozone, so creation permanently stopped on January 1, 2020. 
  • R410a is the substitute for R22. It’s what you’ll find in all new air conditioners today. 

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 begin preparing for replacement. 

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

Get in touch with us at phone to set up an appointment today. We’ll talk through your budget and needs to help you choose the ideal comfort system for your house. 

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