UPGRADE YOUR SYSTEM TO USE A MODERN COOLANTThe EPA has approved several new coolants, the most popular of which is R-410A, commonly marked under the brand name Puron. However, you can’t just pour R-410A into a cooling system that uses R-22. Some of the system’s parts will have to be replaced. In addition, while your system can be adapted to work with R-410A, you likely won’t see the same level of performance as before, resulting in higher energy bills.
REPLACE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM WITH A NEW EPA-FRIENDLY SYSTEMThe most advisable option is to simply replace your existing air conditioner or heat pump with a new system that is designed to use R-410A, or other permitted coolants. While this is the costliest option in the short term, the simple fact is that the other two options may well cost you more in the long run, and then you’ll have to replace your system anyways! This is why Gilmore strongly advises that you replace your air conditioner or heat pump now. Replacing your system eliminates the risk of having to pay a fortune for R-22 replacement in a few years, or paying higher energy bills for the next several years due to reduced performance. It really is the best time to replace your HVAC system, and as a bonus, you will immediately begin to enjoy savings on your energy bill! If you’d like to learn more about how replacing your air conditioner or heat pump can save you money, click here to contact D&T Air Conditioning and Heating!
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