Your old central air conditioner has something inside that’s getting more and more expensive. It’s something that costs you more to keep each year. Because of an international agreement, guidelines have changed, and R-22 Freon prices have tripled. In just a few years, it will no longer be produced.
Refrigerant can leak from air conditioners. Low refrigerant levels can cause your air conditioner to operate improperly. Using your air conditioner with low R-22 levels can cost you more to operate the unit, and if it gets too low, causes compressor problems. When you have maintenance performed on your air conditioner, and the technician finds low levels of refrigerant, adding it can cause sticker shock. Freon prices will be high now and they will continue to rise.
By the year 2020, you will not be able to buy an air conditioner that uses R-22 Freon. Your service technician will only be able to add recycled or reclaimed R-22 to your equipment. The new R-422 refrigerant will not work in old units. Now may be the time to consider updating your air conditioning system. Until you do, you may pay more for service on your old unit.
If you’ have questions about your air conditioner, Contact CoolQuest AC Pros, we can check your equipment, or just answer any questions you may have. Let us help you prepare; call us today. We operate in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.