The EPA has now banned the manufacture of Air Conditioning units containing R-22 refrigerant. We can still repair them but we are unable to install them anymore. Currently there are millions of air conditioners in use that require R-22 and will continue to use R-22 for the foreseeable future. Banning the manufacture of the R-22 air conditioning units has caused a HUGE increase in the cost of R-22 refrigerant.
R-410A refrigerant is an ozone-friendly refrigerant that has replaced R-22. It is just as efficient as R22 however it has less ozone harming effects than R22. Unfortunately the R-22 equipment is not compatible with the new R410A, thus requiring replacement of the equipment. The cost of fixing R22 systems often is so expensive that it just doesn’t make sense to repair R22 equipment. If you have a large leak in your A/C equipment and it uses R-22 refrigerant, the best solution may be to replace the equipment with a new R-410A air conditioner.
If you have any questions on “repair vs. replace” please don’t hesitate to call