R22 is Phasing Out 

We told you last summer about the R22 phase out and with summer approaching, Epperson Service Experts wanted to remind you of your options. 

RECAP: 

If you have an air conditioning system installed prior to 2010, it probably uses R22 refrigerant, which is what keeps the air coming from your air conditioner cool and comfortable. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began phasing out R22 refrigerant in recent years because it was contributing to the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. 

Starting in 2010, the manufacturing and importing of R22 was prohibited and by 2020, R22 will essentially no longer be allowed. 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

R22 refrigerant is no longer manufactured in North America. 

You can obtain recycled R22 now for existing air conditioning systems that use this certain refrigerant. 

The cost of R22 is increasing because of the reducing supply, and will no longer be available for use at all by 2020. 

GOT IT? GOOD! SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN? 

If your air conditioning system was manufactured after January 2010, the R22 refrigerant phase-out probably won’t affect you. However, if your air conditioning system was manufactured before January 2010, you have some options: 

1) Invest in an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system, which uses the approved air conditioner refrigerant. 

2) Call an HVAC company to replace the parts in your current air conditioning system to help make it compatible with approved air conditioner refrigerant. Keep in mind, this is not recommended because it could nullify your warranty(ies). 

3) Keep using recycled R22 until 2020. 

READY TO BE DONE WITH IT? 

If you don’t want to have to worry about the trouble of your refrigerant being phased-out, or you don’t want to agonize about the increasing costs of said refrigerant, or you just want to help the environment with a non-ozone destroying refrigerant, call Epperson Service Experts today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate on a new air conditioner, just in time for spring! 

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