There was a time when you didn’t think twice about authorizing a refrigerant refill for your AC system. You just got it done. That’s when R-22 refrigerant (more commonly known as Freon) was $5 – $10 a pound.
That time is now behind us.
Decades ago, it was discovered that the chemicals used to make R-22 refrigerant were and continue to be ozone-depleting. As a result, in 1987, the world’s leading industrial nations implemented the Montreal Protocol. It set forth a timeline for the gradual phase-out while commissioning the development of an eco-friendly alternative. The product is on hand and is known as R-410A. It’s already commonly known as Puron.
Here’s how events have unfolded.
Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Before you know it, your AC system will need to be replaced. Maybe the best move is to replace it now and not risk a Freon refill. Then, you’ll have a brand new, eco-friendly system that will cost you significantly less to run while providing far greater cooling and convenience than your current system.
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