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August 28, 2017
If you’re like most homeowners in the Lawton, Oklahoma, and Burkburnett, Texas area, you depend on your air conditioning unit to keep your home comfortable during the hot summer months. But your AC unit may have a problem that could already be affecting its dependability.
Is your air conditioning unit seven years old or older? Units manufactured before 2010 may use a refrigerant called Freon™ R-22. And if your unit uses R-22, whether you know it or not, it’s either already a problem for you or it’s going to be soon.
Why Should You Care About R-22?
Refrigerant is critical to the operation of your air conditioner. If the refrigerant is leaking or not working properly, it negatively affects your unit’s ability to cool and dehumidify your home. And if the refrigerant is R-22, this alert is for you. Here’s why:
1. R-22 doesn’t last
R-22 has been proven to experience accelerated depletion compared to other refrigerants. So it becomes less effective more quickly. Even a 10% decrease can impact the comfort of your home and cause breakdowns in your unit.
2. R-22 will be hard to find
R-22 has a harmful effect on our ozone layer. In accordance with the Clean Air Act, production of R-22 has been steadily reduced since 2004. By 2020, R-22 may be nearly impossible to find.
3. R-22 will be very expensive
The harder it is to find something, the more expensive it becomes. R-22 will be increasingly costly in the very near future, so that a simple AC tune-up could cost you hundreds of dollars.
What You Can Do Now
Call Pippin Brothers! We planned ahead for the depletion of R-22 by making a bulk purchase, so while supplies are limited, we can still offer it to you at an affordable price.
Not sure if your unit uses R-22? Let the experts at Pippin Brothers inspect your air conditioning system. Whether or not your unit uses R-22, you’ll get a precision tune up and a professional cleaning, and for a limited time, we’ll even provide a free leak inspection to check for costly leaks and prevent damage to your equipment.
Whether you need a tune-up or it’s time for an AC replacement, Pippin Brothers can help.