THE R-22 BAN
Why is R-22 Banned and what does it mean for you?
Dear Valued Customer,
As the R-22 Phaseout nears completion, we want to provide you with some insights that will help you navigate the myths and misunderstanding surrounding this ac refrigerant.
Some of you may remember the worldwide panic that ensued when it was discovered in the 1980s that a huge “hole” over the Antarctic had formed in the Earth’s ozone layer. Without the shielding provided by the ozone, all life on Earth would be basically cooked by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Research found that the ozone layer’s depletion was due to widespread use of CFCs in heavy industry, aerosol cans, and you guessed it air conditioning units.
R-22 phase-out timeline*
|% Reduction from past production baseline||75%||85%||90%||95%|
This means you’re running out of runway to make the change. It’s recommended you consult your service provider about a retrofit or replacement. Being proactive may save you on operation and maintenance costs in the long term.
How do I know if my HVAC Unit Uses r-22?
- Before 2010, likely R-22
- After 2010, likely not R-22
Your A/C unit's refrigerant type can be found on the unit's nameplate.
our official policy
Providing our customers with the essential services they need while maintaining the safety of both our team & community is our top priority.
We will not service R-22 systems for the following reasons: