R22 is Phasing Out 

We told you last summer about the R22 phase out and with cooling season approaching, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning wanted to remind you of your choices. 


If you have an AC system installed before 2010, it most likely uses R22 refrigerant, which is what keeps the air coming from your air conditioner cool and pleasant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began phasing out R22 refrigerant in recent years because it was adding to the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. 

Launching in 2010, the making and importing of R22 was prohibited and by 2020, R22 will pretty much no longer be allowed. 


R22 refrigerant is no longer manufactured in North America. 

You can get recycled R22 now for existing air conditioning systems that use this certain refrigerant. 

The cost of R22 is increasing because of the reducing supply, and won’t be obtainable for use at all by 2020. 


If your AC equipment was produced after January 2010, the R22 refrigerant phase-out probably won’t affect you. However, if your AC equipment was produced before January 2010, you have a couple options: 

1) Buy an upgraded, more environmentally-friendly system, which uses the approved AC refrigerant. 

2) Call an expert to replace the parts in your current air conditioning system to help make it compatible with approved A/C refrigerant. Understand, though, this is not recommended because it could void your warranty(ies). 

3) Stick with using recycled R22 until 2020. 


If you don’t want to have to worry about the hassle of your refrigerant being phased-out, or you don’t want to stress about the increasing costs of said refrigerant, or you just want to improve the environment with a non-ozone destroying refrigerant, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning today and we’ll come out and provide you a free in-home estimate on a new AC system, just in time for spring! 

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