Say Farewell to Freon and Save Money
It’s estimated that four out of every five air conditioning systems in the U.S. will have to be replaced by 2020. That’s because older cooling systems use R-22 refrigerant (Freon), which will no longer be manufactured after 2020. Freon is considered a greenhouse gas and harms the environment when released into the air.
Because of the impending phase-out, less Freon is being made. This has resulted in rapidly dwindling supplies—and skyrocketing prices.
Some people need to add more Freon because the contractor who installed their system did not properly charge the system with refrigerant (about 7 out of 10 systems in the U.S. are not charged properly).
In older systems, Freon can start leaking due to years of wear and tear, which causes valves, seals or metal components in the air conditioning coil to fail. Even a small leak can reduce efficiency dramatically and shorten equipment life. If you lose too much Freon, your system cannot generate cool air.
If you’re not sure what type of refrigerant your air conditioning system has or you have not had maintenance done recently, please contact us. We’ll tell you about your options in new systems. All A/C systems we install use an economical and environmentally–friendly refrigerant instead of expensive Freon. You can check out some of your options in new cooling equipment here.