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  • Replace Central Air Conditioner Systems Before the R22 Refrigerant Ban

    It's advisable to replace central air conditioner systems before the R-22 refrigerant ban makes them obsolete. R-22 refrigerant, a refrigerant also referred to as HCFC-22, is considered detrimental to the environment. Upcoming implementation of new regulations of the Clean Air Act will force the replacement of R-22 with R410A refrigerant.

    Are You Ready For A Catch-22?
    It seems rather simple so far, doesn't it? All you have to do is change the type of refrigerant that's in your system and you'll be fine, right? Wrong! The air conditioner systems that use R-22 refrigerant can't make use of the newly mandated alternative R410A refrigerant.
    Well, then, the solution is to retrofit your existing system so it can use the R410A type of refrigerant. Right? Well, no, that won't work either. There's no known conversion method. There is no way to retrofit the dinosaur coolant technology to enable it to use the latest type of refrigerant.
    It's going to be necessary to replace the older central air conditioner systems that have been installed over the last twenty years and beyond. It's the only way to comply with the new standards that are driving the transition from one refrigerant to another. There's no choice in the matter.

    R-22 Refrigerant Is Sending Maintenance Costs Skyward
    As with any other limited commodity, R-22 refrigerant will become more expensive to obtain as the supplies become depleted. At some point, before the arrival of 2020, all manufacturing of R-22 will have ceased for good. Once it's gone, it will be impossible to get more of it.
    Maintenance costs and service fees are rising as a direct reflection of the situation. It's a good time to decide between the high cost of maintaining a system with outdated coolant and the cost of becoming compliant now with the installation of a new air conditioning system.

    Consider The Benefits Of Installing A New Air Conditioning System
    The newer systems that operate with R410A are known for high-efficiency. They're on the pricey side and can give you sticker shock unless you look closely at your future energy savings that will more than pay for it over time. Your cooling expenses are going to be significantly lower. It's estimated that the cost of a new system pays for itself within the first half of its lifetime.

    Installing a new air conditioning unit is going to add to the overall value of your home. It's also going to be listed as a highlighted feature if you decide to put your house on the market. Of course, hanging on to the older cooling system will lower the resale value of your home. Any smart potential buyer will be calculating the upcoming replacement costs, as well as noting that the current system is lacking energy efficiency and comes saddled with high maintenance costs.
    We're standing by to provide you with the information that you need to make an informed decision. Contact us to get more details about the new coolant regulations and how they apply to you. Let's take a look at your current air conditioning unit and what it's going to mean for you to become compliant with an energy-efficient R410A cooling unit. Our professional expertise makes us highly qualified to replace central air conditioner systems. Put our experience and know-how to work for you. Call today (818) 341-3406 or request air conditioner replacement consultation online.