Until recently, R-22 has been the refrigerant of choice for residential air conditioning systems.

The manufacture of R-22 results in a dangerous by-product that adversely affects the environment. Older air conditioning systems can develop leaks that are slowly depleting the ozone. R-22 is considered a greenhouse gas.

R-22 is being phased out and manufacturers of residential and commercial air conditioning systems are now offering equipment that uses ozone-friendly refrigerants. Many homeowners have been misinformed about how much longer R-22 will be available to service their central air conditioning systems.

Sean McCutcheon's Air conditioning and Heating, Inc. has been recommending Environmentally Safe refrigerants such as Puron® since 2004. Unfortunately, not all air conditioning companies have been informing their customers of the phase out of R-22 and, as a result, those customers will see sky rocketing maintenance costs. R-22 has steadily increaesed in price.

Consumers need to take the phase out of R-22 into consideration when purchasing a new A/C system, or when having an existing system repaired.

As of January 1, 2010 the U.S. was required to reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 75%. R-22 may not be used in new equipment. As a result HVAC system manufacturers cannot produce new air conditioners and heat pumps that use R-22.
By January 1, 2020 the U.S. will reduce its consumption of HCFCs by 99.5%.

Refrigerant that has been recovered, recycled and reclaimed will be allowed to service existing systems, but chemical manufacturers will no longer be able to produce R-22 to service existing air conditioners.

The Clean Air Act does not allow any refrigerant to be vented into the atmosphere during installation, service, or retirement of equipment. Therefore, R-22 must be recovered and recycled (for reuse in the same system), reclaimed (reprocessed to the same purity standard as new R-22), or destroyed. Sean McCutcheon's Air conditioning and Heating takes great care to properly dispose of R-22 when removing old units.

We recover the R-22 refrigerant and turn it in to reclamation and recycling depots for proper disposal or reuse.

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The same is true for air conditioning. HVAC is expensive and it’s tempting to try and look online for a good deal. However, without the advice of a knowledgeable HVAC specialist, you may get a lower price for the equipment, but experience major consequences in the long-run with inefficient performance and replacement costs.

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