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The Critical Importance of Upgrading Your HVAC System from R22

If your HVAC system still relies on R22 technology, it’s crucial to upgrade your system now. One refrigerant leak can potentially cost you almost as much as an entire new unit.

R22, also known as Freon, has been a common refrigerant used in air conditioning systems for decades, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began phasing it out in 2010 due to its harmful impact on the ozone layer. The phase out culminated in a complete ban on the production and import of R22 in the United States in 2020. As a result, the cost of R22 has skyrocketed, making repairs and maintenance for systems still using this refrigerant increasingly expensive.

One of the most significant issues with R22 systems is the high likelihood of refrigerant leaks. Leaks not only affect the performance of the HVAC but also have major financial implications. The phase-out of R22 means that the refrigerant is now scarce and expensive. Repairing a leak requires refilling the system with R22, which can cost a small fortune due to its limited availability.

Of course, Leaks also reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, making it work harder to maintain your desired indoor temperature. This increased strain not only drives up energy bills but also shortens the lifespan of the unit.

Don’t let one refrigerant leak drain your finances and peace of mind; make the switch to a modern HVAC system today. Your wallet and the environment will thank you. Call Crockett to upgrade your HVAC system now. Contact us at 301-781-7011 or

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