What You Need To Know About R-22 And Hollywood Air Conditioning Repair

R-22 Has Severe Environmental Effects, But Hollywood Air Conditioning Experts Are Ready For The Next Step

Hollywood Air Conditioning & R22

Hollywood Air Conditioning & R22

If you’ve scheduled a Hollywood air conditioning repair recently, chances are you’ve heard of R-22 refrigerant. However, as with anything related to your Hollywood HVAC system, you may have also heard about the effects it has on the environment and global warming. Today we will discuss some basic information and news about R-22.

R-22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon, which in addition to being a very long word, also means it is used as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant. However, science has come to discover it’s detrimental effects on the ozone layer. R-22 was so widely used because it was found to be much less harmful to the ozone than its predecessors CFC-11 and CFC-12. As our methods have advanced though, R-22 is now considered too harsh on our environment. Additionally, it has a global warming potential rating of 1,810. This means it is 1,810 times as powerful as carbon dioxide!

Hollywood Air Conditioning Technicians Are Familiar With R-22 Alternatives

Your Hollywood air conditioning repair experts understand the effects that R-22 can have on our planet. That is why we stay up to date on the latest news and developments regarding how to limit it’s impact. Just a few years ago, the Montreal Protocol called for the U.S. to reduce consumption on R-22 and other HCFC’s to 75% under the established baseline. By January of 2015, the requirement will be lowered to 90%. Eventually the plan will be to phase out these harmful mixtures to the point that only recycled or recovered R-22 will be available for use in HVAC systems.

This means that if your current Hollywood air conditioner unit relies on R-22, it is time to start thinking about alternatives. By 2020, no new manufacture of R-22 will be allowed. We are happy to discuss the alternative refrigerants that are allowed by the EPA with you though. If you are ready to purchase a new system, we can advise you on the use of an outside condenser with an indoor evaporator, which are designed specifically to use less devastating alternatives. Our techs are EPA certified, and we have relationships with manufacturers that have earned the Energy Star label.

Give Hollywood FL Air Conditioner Repair a call now to learn more about the ways we can help you determine how you can help save the environment, and reduce your reliance on R-22!