Adding refrigerant isn’t fixing your air conditioner

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Jim Horlander

Adding refrigerant to your air conditioner isn’t fixing the AC problem permanently,R22-phase-out it’s just putting a band-aid on a more serious problem. One of our trained Heartland Quality technicians can review your existing air conditioning equipment and  give you permanent solutions. Your home air conditioning system only needs refrigerant added(Freon) when your system has a leak and in most cases leaks never get smaller but only grow in size. Additionally, the refrigerant that your older air conditioner is using is being phased out soon.

R-22 Refrigerant Phase Out Problems

R-22 refrigerant phase out problems are being seen throughout the greater Kansas City area. Heartland Quality Heating and Cooling educates their customers regarding the R-22 supply phase out and gives homeowners suggestions and no nonsense advice.   Some of the more serious problems with the mandated refrigerant phase outs are:

  • Unstable, high pricing on R-22 refrigerant.r22 refrigerant
  • Lack of training for technicians regarding the phase out.
  • Low cost “Repairs” damaging equipment forcing replacement.
  • Expensive options for correcting once minor problems.
  • Poor quality and in some cases unsafe replacement refrigerants.

The EPA refrigerant mandates are in full effect this year with anticipated price increases for R-22 refrigerant of 20-40%; next year refrigerant pricing will continue to soar. It’s becoming a more attractive option to upgrade leaking air conditioning equipment every year but if your still wanting to squeeze one more year out of that old AC by adding “Freon” it will be a little more expensive.

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