Being the capital of the great state of Texas, Austin is a fast-growing town. In fact, it was the third-fastest growing city in the U.S. in recent years. With so many people moving into the area, it's no wonder that all these homeowners need a trusted, premiere AC repair contractor to talk to and work with when this valuable HVAC system conks out.
Old AC systems commonly break down and require repair work. Also, some systems may need to be replaced entirely. Not only will replacement provide you with a much more energy efficient unit, but it will also help the ozone layer since newer models don't make use of damaging R-22 refrigerants.
AC refrigerant is what helps to make the unit run like it should. It's found in the coils of the system, and R-22 was the most common type used for years.
According to the EPA, here is some valuable information that will help you when it comes to understanding your older unit with R-22:
1. Do I need to replace my existing unit if it runs on older refrigerants?
No, there is no law saying that you have to get this system replaced immediately. Even if you are in need of serious repair work, it is up to you when you choose to get the unit replaced.
2. I have heard that there are regulations now that ban the use of some kinds of refrigerants. What is this about?
Before 2010, R-22 was the most popular type of refrigerant used in cooling systems. However, R-22 is dangerous and it depletes the earth's ozone layer. The EPA is doing their best at trying to reduce these dangerous chemicals that are found in products in various industries. This is why they created the regulation that says that all new air conditioners need to use a different kind of refrigerant that isn't so damaging. However, existing units that require R-22 can still be serviced like normal.
3. My air conditioner seems to be broken and it makes use of R-22. Am I still able to have it looked at and repaired?
Yes, the EPA is allowing R-22 systems to still be serviced and repaired. They understand it can be expensive to replace an entire unit, and this is why they aren't telling homeowners that they MUST replace their unit now.
4. Am I able to have a part on my AC replaced if it makes use of R-22?
Yes, you are still able to have parts on your old unit replaced like normal.
5. Do I have to switch to a more energy efficient replacement AC that makes use of new refrigerant?
No, the EPA doesn't say that you HAVE to switch. However, with a new unit, you will be saving quite a bit of money each month on your energy bills since newer units make use of less energy overall. Also, with a new unit, you will be doing your part to protect the government since you will be using a system that doesn't make use of R-22 refrigerants.
Along with providing you with a new unit, we can also fix: broken coils, leaky ACs, noisy units, and more. We want you to get the very most out of this system so that your family can be cool and comfortable all season long.
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