Air conditioner giving you a headache lately? Don’t sweat it! Whether you’re facing a minor problem or a major issue, Cornerstone Pros is always nearby when you’re in need of emergency AC repairs in Land O’Lakes, FL, and the surrounding areas.
But now the tables have turned and we’re asking for your assistance. Here’s the report: The Environmental Protection Agency recently listed R-22—the refrigerant that helps cool most older AC systems—at the top of its Most Wanted List. But, locking this dangerous offender away may require your helping hand.
Here’s everything you need to know.
R-22 is the standard refrigerant that’s been used in AC units since 1928. As its background check reveals, this colorless gas also uses aliases, such as HCFC-22.
There’s no denying R-22’s guilt. In this open and shut case, R-22 is going down for committing:
The EPA has determined that R-22 needs to be stopped! With the detrimental effects it’s had on the environment and the public’s health, it is no longer safe to use in the home. In fact, the EPA has ordered the production and importation of R-22 to come to a halt on Jan. 1, 2020. After this deadline, it will be illegal in this country to produce or import R-22, making it much more expensive to service a system that uses it.
If you get caught harboring this fugitive, you’ll face a costly punishment. Although it will still be legal to use R-22, it will be more expensive to repair or recharge systems that use it. Reason being, the only way to obtain this refrigerant will be by recycling, reusing or repurposing it.
Systems with R-22 that are operating safely and efficiently may not need to be replaced. However, if you want to do your part to save the environment, you could turn your R-22 system in and replace it with a more efficient option.
Not sure what to do? We’ll be happy to help you weigh the evidence for and against a system replacement.
Those who choose to upgrade to a system that relies on safer alternatives to R-22 will make off with a system that:
R-22 did the crime. Now, it needs to serve the time. Contact us to schedule your air conditioning replacement today!