Focusing in on 2020
How do you know what kind of refrigerant is in your air conditioner? Look for your Model Number plate on the side of your outdoor unit. it will say either R22 or R410A. If you have R410A you are good to go. If you have R22 read on.
If your air conditioner uses Freon R22. The Freon will no longer be manufactured after January 1st 2020. There are alternative refrigerants that can be used. They are not drop ins. You can not simply (TOP OFF) the unit with refrigerant. If your unit is using R22 Freon and leaking this year it is time to decide on new equipment for the future.
Alternative refrigerants will not work well without making changes to your system. This means investing more money into an already failing system.
Yes Chlorodifluoromethane commonly identified as Freon is coming to it’s end on January 1 2020. That means next spring when the temperature starts to clime. You could be headed to a harsh reality. Your favorite Service company will not be able to just top off you air conditioner to get it up and running like in the past. Even if you have a small leak and just need a little R22 to make it efficient. You will have two choices. Well actually 3.
- Replace your system ahead of time if you know it’s a leakier
- Continue to invest money into your old system. Changing it over to a different refrigerant and then continue to add refrigerant every year because you still have the same problem.
- Do nothing and live in the St Louis Heat and Humidly
Call us for a free estimate on a new High Efficient System 636-240-4739