In 1987, the EPA selected certain types of refrigerants, such as those commonly used in air conditioners, to be phased out due to their ozone-depleting qualities. For homeowners who have older-model air conditioners that use these types of refrigerants, such as traditional Freon, it can be difficult and very expensive to recharge your A/C.
By this year, 90 percent of the R-22 type of coolant needs to be phased out, and it needs to be completely obsolete by 2020. Many homeowners experience leaks with their air conditioners, which can make recharging with traditional Freon expensive. Homeowners may want to consider purchasing a newer air conditioner that uses newer coolant. Newer units can be far more efficient, lowering your energy bills.
To learn more about dealing with an air conditioner that uses R-22, or to explore your replacement options, contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland at (410) 698-6465 today.