R22 is Phasing Out 

In 2016 we told you about the R22 phase out and with summer approaching, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning wanted to remind you of your choices. 

RECAP: 

If you have an air conditioning system installed earlier than 2010, it likely uses R22 refrigerant, which is what makes the air coming from your air conditioner cool and comfy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began phasing out R22 refrigerant in recent years because it was adding 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 purchase recycled R22 now for existing AC equipment that use this certain refrigerant. 

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

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

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

1) Purchase an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system, which can use the approved A/C refrigerant. 

2) Call an expert to replace the parts in your current air conditioning system to help make it compatible with approved A/C refrigerant. Understand, though, this is not recommended because it could invalidate your warranty(ies). 

3) Continue to use 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 soaring costs of said refrigerant, or you just want to help the environment with a non-ozone destroying refrigerant, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate on a new AC system, just in time for spring! 

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