AC SystemJune 6, 2017by NJRHS ADMINThe Phase-Out of R-22 and What it Means For Your Older Air Conditioner

If your AC system was installed prior to 2010, it probably uses R-22 refrigerant (also known as Freon®). This refrigerant is phasing out and will be replaced with a more environmentally friendly alternative called R-410-A. So if your AC breaks down, you may face a difficult choice — replace it or risk increasingly costly and hard-to-find R-22 refrigerant. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be manufactured or used as a refrigerant in new air conditioning systems. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, R-22 refrigerant is harmful to the environment because it contributes to the depletion of the ozoAir conditioner and two cats NJR Home Servicesne layer and global warming.

Upgrading to a new AC system with R-410-A offers these additional benefits:

  • Greater efficiency and lower monthly utility bills.
  • Rebates and incentives on eligible units.
  • Fewer costly repairs. Newer units function better and are covered by a limited warranty as compared to older units, which are more prone to leaks and breaking down.
  • Increased comfort. Your new AC system will provide greater comfort when the weather heats up, and run much more quietly.

Don’t wait until you have a breakdown, and your time and options are limited. Plan ahead. Take time now to find the right solution for your home to ensure your family’s comfort this summer. For more information, call 877-466-3657 or click here to request a quote.

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