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Why R-22 Refrigerant Is Phasing out & Why You Should Care

Why you should care about R-22

Is your air conditioning system 10 or more years old? If so, you should start preparing for 2020! In 2020, R-22 refrigerant (the refrigerant that older air conditioning systems use) will be banned in the United States.

The EPA has deemed R-22 to be an ozone-depleting substance, and as of 2010, it was discontinued for use in new A/C systems. Its production will be reduced by 99.5% by 2020, making it virtually obsolete—which could be a problem for homeowners that have an older A/C system. So, how can you be ready?

Upgrade to High Efficiency

Air conditioning systems made after 2010 use a different refrigerant (R-410A) and operate more efficiently, costing you less on your summer energy bills. Converting your old air conditioner to the new refrigerant is an option, but investing in a new high-efficiency system will deliver significantly greater benefits with lasting positive impacts, like:

  • Smaller environmental footprint
  • More reliable operation
  • Higher energy efficiency
  • Reduced risk of breakdowns
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Long-term savings on service

Plus, Greater Savings on Energy Costs

Your older system is more likely to use energy inefficiently and cost you more than necessary. Spend less in the long run when you upgrade your Pennsylvania air conditioner to a high-efficiency model, and keep your family comfortable while maintaining lower electricity bills.

Upgrade Your A/C Today!

When you schedule an air conditioning upgrade for your Pennsylvania home with Dwyer, our qualified and highly trained technicians will arrive at your home, expertly install your system, and stay until you’re 100% satisfied. If you have any questions about installations, upgrades, or anything else HVAC, please feel free to give us a call, drop by to visit, or contact us online.