If your air conditioner was installed before 2010 and it is in need of repairs than you should read this article to save yourself some money. Older A/C use R22 refrigerant which is a chemical gas that keeps the cold air coming out from your air conditioning system. Almost all air conditioning units older than 2010 use an AC refrigerant called R22 that’s also called Freon, and is noted by the EPA as HCFC-22.
R22 refrigerant is aiding in the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. The EPA in cooperation with other agencies around the world started a phase out of many ozone-depleting agent as part of an international agreement known as the Montreal Protocol. By 2010 the production and import of R22 charged units became prohibited, still allowing the production of “dry units”. The production and import of R22 will be reduced by law until 2020. At this time all production and import will be completely eliminated.
If your A/C equipment was produced prior to January 2010 your best option is to buy an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system that uses R410a. Tobin Heating & Air Conditioning has financing options that help make the purchase affordable.
Currently, you can earn up to $600 in rebates for high-efficiency cooling systems from Xcel energy. We are a select contractor who can help you get this rebate. Plus you can receive up to $200 more when you purchase an Amana or Lennox A/C system when you use our coupon.
When is it time to Replace Your Air Conditioner
There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not you need to replace your air conditioner, the first being the age of the A/C unit. Most A/C units usually last about 15 years, so if your system is approaching the 10 plus year mark you should look at your options for A/C replacement. Instead of spending a lot of money fixing an old system now is the time to get a brand energy efficient system today.
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