R22 & You
Many customers have been asking us how the ban on R22 will impact them. We put together this guide to help explain the ban and how it might impact you. If you’re one of the many homeowners that could be impacted by this situation, we’re here to help you.
What is R22?
R22 is a refrigerant used in older air conditioners. It’s a gaseous compound called Hydrochlorofluorocarbon comprised of carbon, chlorine, fluorine and hydrogen. It’s harmful to the environment.
Why is it Bad?
As a gas, R22 works its way to the upper atmosphere where it breaks apart ozone and converts it into carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that causes problems for the environment, especially agriculture and farms. It reflects incoming solar radiation back to Earth and causes the area to warm up. When mixed with rainwater, it becomes carbonic acid and damages plants by burning their leaves. It’s also harmful to humans and can cause asthma and respiratory disease, even in smaller doses. For these reasons, R22 has been banned.
When’s the Ban?
The EPA adopted the Montreal Protocol in 1987, which bans R22 use by 2020. As such, the U.S. Government has allocated a decreasing amount of R22 every year since 2010. This decrease in availability resulted in severe increases in the price of R22.
Who can Help?
For the past several years, we have worked diligently to help our customers prepare by sharing this information and providing discounts on a new unit. This year is no different because we know that the ban on R22 could put an undue burden on you. If you are faced with an R22 unit that needs to be replaced, we have experts on standby to design a new system for you that uses a safer refrigerant and lowers your utility bills too.
How Much can I Save?
For a limited time we are giving away a $500 gift certificate to our customers to be used toward a new high-efficiency air conditioner or heat pump to replace outdated R22 units only. Please ask your technician for details. Plus, we offer a two-year 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Call the R22 & You Hotline for Expert Advice
Contact us today to get started. Our R22 & You Hotline is available for expert advice regarding the impact the ban on R22 may have on you.
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