What do power plants have in common with your home?
Retrofit your HVAC system to keep it up to date with environmental standards!
Due to recent concerns about environmental safety, the EPA has banned common refrigerants such as R-22, also known as "freon". It wasn't that long ago that freon was the main refrigerant in most HVAC systems, as early as 2010 in fact. HVAC systems can last a decade or more. That means if you own an older home, there's a good chance your system may use freon too.
In power plants, retrofits are common every decade or so. Updating or replacing equipment and systems allows for greater efficiency and helps reduce emissions as well. Since the places that give us power have to do this periodically, it makes sense that we would have to as well.
When it comes to your home, a brand new HVAC system would be the route to take. Installing a new unit can be expensive though, which may not fit your budget at the moment.
So what if you don't want to replace your old system entirely?
You can try to find freon, but as it gets harder to find it will get more expensive. Your best bet is to get your system retrofitted to use a refrigerant that is accepted under the new EPA standards.
The retrofitting process can save money and help you make the most of your initial investment into the unit. Our team at Untouchables can help you decide if this is the best route for you.
When we come out to talk about retrofitting your AC unit, one of the first things we do is assess the unit itself. This is essential because it allows us to understand how compatible the system will be with the new refrigerant, as well as what parts need to be replaced.
You might be wondering why this is necessary.
The EPA has determined that these old refrigerants have had a significant impact on ozone damage and pollution over the last few decades. In an effort to curb the effects of climate change, they decided to create a period of time for old systems to update to new refrigerants and phase out the old.
Custom retrofitting carries out this process so that you don't have to replace your entire system. We simply swap out refrigerants.
Ultimately, your AC system will remain the same and cost you less money in the long run. Buying the old, banned refrigerants is costly for the same cold air and energy bills.
Why pay more to enjoy comfort in your own home? Get your AC unit retrofitted today and skip the hassle of trying to skirt regulations.
If you'd like to learn more about custom retrofitting and see if it's right for your home, give us a call today. One of our technicians will be happy to consult with you and help you decide whether this or a new unit is best for you.
Call Untouchables Heating and Cooling today for all your custom AC retrofitting needs!