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Changes For R-22 (Freon®) Systems Are Fast Approaching

A deadline is approaching that will affect many homeowners and their air conditioning systems. If your system is more than a few years old, it probably uses R-22, a commonly-used refrigerant in central air conditioning systems. What you need to be aware of is a federally-mandated phase-out plan enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Citing its ozone-depletion tendencies, the EPA’s policy will result in the elimination of R-22 production after Jan. 1, 2020. As the deadline approaches, R-22 usage has decreased significantly in recent years, but demand still exceeds the dwindling supply. This supply and demand issue has resulted in hefty price increases for R-22, increases that are likely to continue until the January, 2020 deadline.

Fortunately, if your system requires R-22 refrigerant, service and recharging will be available until the deadline. Monitoring your system for for any possible leaks is important. A leaking air conditioning system not only decreases your system’s efficiency, but it also poses a possible environmental threat. If you suspect a leak, you need to schedule immediate service. Regular maintenance and tune-ups will also help to detect and prevent leaks. In addition to the financial and safety impact, a fully-charged system also runs more efficiently, thereby avoiding costly repairs and extending the lifespan of your system.

Kotz’s qualified technicians can analyze your system and help you make a sound decision when it comes to recharging, repairing or replacing your system. If replacement is needed, new air conditioners that use more environmentally-friendly refrigerants such as R410A are widely available today. If you want to be proactive and beat the R-22 deadline, call us today.

Changes For R-22 (Freon®) Systems Are Fast Approaching
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Changes For R-22 (Freon®) Systems Are Fast Approaching
A deadline is approaching that will affect many homeowners and their air conditioning systems. Find out if you are effected by the new R-22 regulations.
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