Summer is likely not top of mind, considering we’re surrounded by unprecedented walls of snow. This is actually the perfect time to start thinking about your air conditioner or heat pump, especially if your system uses Freon® 22 refrigerant (R-22), which will no longer be legally manufactured beyond 2020.
This measure is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act that “requires minimizing releases of ozone-depleting chemicals from HVAC Equipment”.
If your system currently uses R-22, now is a good time for homeowners to install an energy-efficient system with the new R410A refrigerant, which will provide significant savings on cooling costs. According to the EPA, products with its Energy Star® label can save homeowners 10% to 40% on their heating and cooling bills every year. For more information: visit http://1.usa.gov/1GgqLa5.