R22 Refrigerant is on its Way Out

by | Apr 4, 2018 | Air Conditioning

Heating and air conditioning unit in back of a residence. R22 refrigerant is on its way out.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Montreal Protocol and Clean Air Act has cut the amount of R22 refrigerant that can be produced, eventually leading to an end in production all together.

That Time is Here

There is partial production this year, half of this years’ production next year, and no production in 2020. We have been discussing this situation for a few years now to give you heads up as to what can be expected. In a little under 2 years, you will NOT be able to purchase new R22 refrigerant for your air conditioner.

What Does This Mean to You?

When faced with a leaking air conditioning system, you are going to have to make a decision whether to repair the old one or invest in a new one that uses the new R410A refrigerant. The cost to recharge an R22 system has skyrocketed and will get worse after production has ended in 2020. Repairs can lock you into an obsolete system even though the repair seems to be the cheaper alternative at the time. Replacing your system will remove you from these cost wars of supply vs. demand and give you the peace of mind that your new system will be energy efficient, safe for the environment and dependable.

We have programs available to assist you in escaping these painstaking cost wars and put your mind at ease. Call us at 314-567-5585 to schedule an in home solution or request service online today.

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