Is Puron R410a Being Phased Out? 

Your AC equipment uses a chemical refrigerant to transfer warmth within your home outside. This makes your home chilled and refreshing. The model of refrigerant used in your Dallas home’s air conditioner has been modified several times as time has passed, following technological advances and environmental regards. 

All new home AC equipment in targetlocation have R410a, also called as Puron. But this refrigerant will subsequently no longer be made. This is because of a sustained attention on lowering substances known to negatively affect the environment. 

To learn the “why” that causes air conditioning restrictions, it’s helpful to put it into perspective. Two-thirds of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have air conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. 

But it’s not really the air conditioning system itself, or even its cooling performance. 

The issue in question is the refrigerant this equipment need to make the refreshing air we enjoy. 

Installed after 2010

If your unit was put in after January 1, 2010, it probably has R410a. And there’s a lot of time for you to get ready for the phaseout. So, it’s not a thing you should be worried about immediately. 

Strategies and schedules have been fixed for commercial cooling units. But the beginning of the phaseout for residential air conditioning systems hasn’t yet been set. However, the phaseout could start around 2024 and take 10 years to finish. 

By that time, you could need to get a new your equipment regardless, because the regular life expectancy for a cooling system is usually 15 years. 

Installed Before 2010 

This chemical isn’t being created currently, but there are still a lot of targetlocation residential air conditioning systems that use R22. If you have to have service, it may be very expensive because only recovered and recycled refrigerant is available. 

Most of the time, we propose getting a new your unit due to the growing costs of keeping up a cooling system with R22. Plus, you’ll be receiving a better energy-efficient unit. 

Call our Experts at phone now and we’ll help you start locating a new unit. 

How Do I Find Out Which Refrigerant My AC Uses?

If you’re unsure what type of refrigerant your AC has, you can check its nameplate. This piece is usually located on the outside condenser. Or you can check your owner’s manual. 

If you’re still not able to locate it, targetlocation residents should contact us at phone and our pros can help. 

Why are Refrigerants Detrimental to the Environment?

Older kinds of refrigerants can harm the environment and lead to climate change. Here’s a glance at the history of residential air conditioner refrigerants: 

  • Residential air conditioners have run with R22, or Freon, for a long time. Scientists found it was detrimental to the environment and ozone, so manufacturing permanently stopped on January 1, 2020. 
  • R410a is the alternative for R22. It’s what you’ll see in all new air conditioning systems currently. 

What Should I Do in the Interim? 

If your AC is near (or older than) 15 years, now’s a good time to begin preparing for replacement. 

We get that getting a new system can be a considerable expense. That’s why we have our exclusive Advantage Program™ plus financing, With our Advantage Program, you can receive an updated, high-efficiency system for merely one small monthly payment. And get maintenance, repairs and parts at no extra price.* 

Contact us at phone to schedule an appointment now. We’ll go over your budget and needs to help you pick the best comfort solution for your home. 

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