If your air conditioner uses R22 refrigerant, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. R22 hasn’t been used in the production of new air conditioners since 2007, and since the grace period to recharge older units has now passed, technicians are no longer allowed to recharge systems with this type of refrigerant.
Since you can’t easily replace the type of refrigerant an AC uses, we strongly recommend that homeowners start planning to upgrade their R22 AC units.
Benefits of Replacing an R22 Air Conditioner
In addition to being better for the environment, there are a number of other benefits of replacing an AC system that uses R22.
Increased Reliability – It’s been at least 13 years since manufacturers used R22 in air conditioning units in Canada, so that means if your system is using Freon, it’s also nearing the end of its expected lifespan. When you upgrade, you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing that your AC will provide reliable cooling and can be serviced, should you have an issue, for years to come.
Increased Efficiency – Technology has significantly improved and when you replace your old R22 air conditioner, it’s likely you’ll notice an increase in efficiency. This means that you’ll be able to cool the same amount of space using significantly less electricity—resulting in lower monthly energy bills.
Increased Protection – With new systems come new manufacturer warranties. The costs associated with replacing certain broken components are covered by the manufacturer for a number of years, meaning you’re not paying out of pocket should something go wrong.
There are a number of manufacturer discounts and financing options that make upgrading to a new air conditioner extremely affordable.
If you’re interested in learning more or want to schedule your free, no-obligation AC replacement quote, contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.
We have been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford areas since 1946.