Eco Friendly Air Conditioning Maintenance

Eco Friendly Air Conditioning Maintenance

Eco Friendly Air Conditioning

Help save the environment while keeping cool and maintaining your air conditioning systems.  Running your air conditioner during the summer will not only keep you comfortable, but it can also help save the environment, if it contains the latest friendly refrigerant.  According to the environmental protection agency, most air conditioners use R22 refrigerant, which adds to the problem of global climate change.  So, when it comes time to decide how to replace your outdated air conditioning unit, select one that uses eco friendly R410A.

R410A is a new environmentally safe liquid coolant that makes air conditioning possible.  It was developed as an alternative to R22, also known as Freon, which will be phased out in the near future along with other ozone depleting chemicals.

As of the 1st January 2010 it is illegal to use and stockpile virgin HCFCs such as R22 to service air-conditioning equipment. This ban applies even if HCFC (Virgin R22) is used as a refrigerant replacement and if it was purchased before the ban date.

R410a is economically and environmentally beneficial, which makes it a smarter choice for future air conditioning units and maintenance.  If you are considering a new air conditioning system today or maintenance, think about switching over to R410a to help avoid future costs associated with servicing the old R22 systems.

As of January 2010, R22 will only be allowed for use in servicing existing equipment.  Furthermore, as of January 2020 chemical manufacturers will no longer be able to produce R22 at all, leaving customers with no choice but to look to alternatives.

Additional Benefits of Installing R4140a Systems

  • R410a uses a synthetic lubricant that is more soluble so it can mix and circulate more efficiently to keep the compressor, and other moving parts lubricated, reducing wear and extending their life
  • It incorporates smaller, heavier duty “scroll type” compressors that are quieter and operate with less damaging vibration than older compressors, which operate on R22
  • Compressors with R410a run cooler, reducing the risk of burnout due to overheating
  • Economically beneficial, it allows higher heat transfer than R22. Which results in a more efficient operation?
  • R410a does not contain chlorine, therefore it is not damaging to the ozone layer
  • The price of current A/C unit repairs may increase as R22 supplies dwindle over the next 20 years
  • Tax refunds may be available for buying the energy efficient product

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