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The ABC’s of Air Conditioning – Refrigerants

Your home’s air conditioner or heat pump uses one of two kinds of refrigerants: R-22 (also known as Freon) or HCFC-22. If your air conditioner was manufactured in 2010 or later, it uses HCFC-22.

R-22, or Freon, is being phased out and replaced with more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The most common replacement for R-22 in central air conditioners is R410A, also known as Puron. If your central air conditioner is still using R-22, it will not be compatible with R410A.

When you upgrade to a R-410A central cooling system, a new line set and new evaporator coil will be installed to replace the older R-22 equipment. R-410A cooling systems have proven to be dependable, efficient and quieter.

Have questions about your central air conditioner? Call ABC Southwest Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we can help.

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