What Should I Know About R22 Freon?

What Should I Know About R22 Freon?

With the most recent development of the R22 Freon phase-out, its negative effects on the environment and finding alternatives for it are a growing concern. While these changes happen across numerous industries, it encourages residents and business owners to implement the required government regulation changes to their systems. These costs may be high if you haven’t worked with a company that offers customer-focused HVAC installation services, like Argent Heating & Cooling.

With our team’s 150 years of collective experience, we are proud to provide excellent services to numerous homes and businesses in the Washington D.C. Metro area. We help our clients purchase the exact appliance that fits their needs, supplying friendly and open customer service every time.

Below, we provide you with what’s current on the R-22 Freon phase-out and the steps you may need to take:

What is R22 Freon?

R22 Freon was the previous standard and most common refrigerant found in residential air-conditioning systems, which was used to cool down the air flowing through your HVAC system, sending cool air throughout your home. However, while it is highly-effective in its use, it has also been found to be harmful to the environment.

Why is R22 Freon so Detrimental to the Environment?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, R-22 has been identified as an “ozone-depleting substance”, and that in following with the Montreal Protocol, the US government must phase-out its use and production, along with numerous other refrigerants as well. The EPA has ordered the phasing out of its production in the U.S. and has banned it from being imported here from other countries, targeting a complete phase-out by January 1, 2020.

What to Do About Your HVAC System

What does this mean if your HVAC system uses R-22 refrigerant?

Currently, it means that your air-conditioning system is semi-obsolete. While limitations have been placed on producing and importing R-22 Freon, homeowners can continue to use it. However, as time goes on, there will be less and less of it on the market, making it more and more expensive to refill your HVAC system.

To get ahead of this development, you should begin taking steps toward replacing your current Freon HVAC system with new units manufactured with R410 rather than spending more on the dwindling amount available on the market. Call our HVAC installation experts for further assistance on what your options are for new AC systems with  R410!

High-Quality HVAC Installation Services in Washington D.C. Metro Area You Can Trust!

While the EPA phase-out of Freon takes place, the best option in terms of long-term thinking is to contact a reliable heating and cooling company to begin discussing your next step. At Argent Heating & Cooling, we guarantee your satisfaction through our friendly and informative service process. This includes our planned maintenance, indoor air quality testing, and reliable HVAC installation services for customers throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area.

Contact us today at (703) 281-6300 for more information and to schedule an appointment with one of our top-notch technicians.