There are a lot of questions out there about freon being replaced. As of January 2010 the refrigerant R22 (what most people call freon) was prohibited for use in new air conditioning equipment. R22 has been used as the “standard” refrigerant for many years but has been limited by the “Clean Air Act of 1990” and is scheduled for complete ban by 2020. Refrigerant 410A is environmentally sound replacement and won’t deplete the ozone layer. As R22 production reduces, its cost is predicted to increase. Investing in system with 410A refrigerant is an environ-mentally sound choice and will insure availability of refrigerant for your system into the future.
For additional information see our other articles about freon being replaced:
- Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant 410A
- R-22 Prices Making Replacement a Bigger Consideration
- Repair vs Replace – For AC Units the Equation is Changing