The R-22 Refrigerant Phase Out & How It Might Affect You

March 2, 2020

If your air conditioner was installed before 2010, the R-22 phase-out will probably impact you. The R-22 refrigerant, Freon®, was used in air conditioning systems predating 2010. R-22 is an ozone-depleting substance (ODS) that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other similar agencies around the world are phasing out. As of January 1st, 2020, the production and import of R-22 will be illegal in the United States. What Is Refrigerant? In your AC unit or heat pump, the refrigerant is the solvent that runs through the device’s coils. Using the

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