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What is R22 Refrigerant and How Does It Affect You?

r22_affect-(2).jpgSystems using Freon® (R22 refrigerant) can be detrimental to the environment and will be costlier to maintain over time than modern A/C units. We offer affordable and eco-friendly air conditioner upgrades and replacements that save you money while maintaining your comfort at home.

Why is R22 refrigerant being phased out?

Studies have shown that R22 refrigerant, commonly known as Freon, aids in the depletion of the ozone in our atmosphere. Although other refrigerants like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are also considered harmful to our planet, R22 is often the most detrimental to the environment.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and other world agencies have initiated an R22 phase-out. Beyond the environmental damage Freon causes, the ongoing expenses you’ll incur to keep your old R22 climate control system running will continue to rise. Avoid costly repairs and replacements and help preserve the environment by contacting us for an air conditioner upgrade consultation.

How to tell if your air conditioner uses R22

If your A/C system was installed before 2010, there’s a high probability it uses R22 refrigerant (Freon) to keep your home cool. To be certain, check the manufacturer’s data plate found on the outer condenser or inner air handler.

Rising costs of maintaining R22 refrigerant-enabled air conditioners

Older air conditioners leak and require frequent repairs. In the case of R22 air conditioning units, the costs of refilling coolant will continue to climb. By the year 2020, only recycled R22 canisters will be allowed, reducing supplies and increasing costs even further.

ARS/Rescue Rooter offers affordable, eco-friendly, EPA-approved R22 refrigerant alternatives that can save you money in the long run. We’ve served the communities all over the United States for many years, and we can give you an accurate estimate for a reliable solution that works best for you.

How to resolve your R22 refrigerant problem

If your old air conditioner runs on R22 refrigerant or is leaking Freon, don’t wait to have your unit replaced. Our HVAC technicians can diagnose your A/C system, remove the older unit, and replace it with a more efficient, eco-friendly alternative for a reasonable price.

Our affordable and eco-friendly climate control services

At ARS/Rescue Rooter, we believe quality customer service is just as important as the products and services we offer. That’s why we’ll promptly answer your calls, provide accurate estimates, and ensure our work meets your expectations.

Whether you need to upgrade your air conditioner or you have a plumbing issue, we’ll get the job done right. Our EPA-certified technicians have years of experience and will be happy to answer all of your questions. We promise affordable prices with service that can’t be beat. Keep your home’s HVAC and plumbing systems running smoothly.

For all of your AC unit maintenance or new installation requests, find your nearest ARS/Rescue Rooter location to book your appointment online!

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