As of Jan 1, 2020, It will no longer be legal to install or service any AC system which contains R-22 refrigerant. What will you do?
In searching for a more environmentally friendly refrigerant, the US government has been driving to replace R-22 with R 410a. The time table was announced a decade ago.
– your system is 10 years old or less, chances are its a system designed to run on R 410a, so you're good to go
– your system is older than 10 years old, chances are your system was designed around R-22
R-22 will no longer be available for sale as of Jan 1, 2020. What will you do?
If you have an older R-22 system, you can…
- Replace it with a new R 410a system
- Use a retrofit to adapt your old R-22 system over to support R 410A
Either way, you will have a big decision to face in the next year. Costs to repair will keep growing until Jan 2020 as availability of R-22 keeps getting tighter, prices go up.