Refrigerant Phase-Out

Becoming compliant with the R22 refrigeration phaseout when you don’t understand the pros and cons of various systems can create problems in your facility’s systems. Air Comfort offers full-service refrigerant assessments and installations that can help guide your company in making the right decision for your system. This service will help you solve your refrigerant problems.

Refrigerant Phase-Out

If you’re using an R22 refrigerant, or don’t know if your system uses R22, it’s imperative that you work to find an alternative or ask a knowledgeable business like Air Comfort for an evaluation. We offer environmentally responsible solutions for your refrigerant phase-out.

The R22 refrigerant system that once was commonplace is being phased out worldwide because of harmful environmental factors. Retrofitting or replacing your outdated system is necessary to set your facility up for future success and reduce your negative impact on the environment.

Our comprehensive refrigerant phase-out solutions take the following into account:

  • Efficiency – Your new system will last a long time
  • Safety – Keep your employees safe and your facility free from harmful toxins
  • Environmental Impact – Reduce your negative impact on the environment
  • Chemical Properties – Imperative for safety standards
  • Budgetary Restrictions – We find a solution that’s right for your budget
  • Equipment Sizing – Find the right size system for your current infrastructure

Why is R22 Refrigerant Being Phased Out?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is phasing out R22 refrigerant because it’s classified as a Class II Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS). This means R22 is part of a group of chemicals that damage and deplete the ozone, leading to harmful environmental effects. With the EPA’s R22 phase-out, they’ve begun limiting R22 production and imports into the country, and the phase-out will occur in stages. Overall, the R22 refrigerant phase-out should help protect the Earth’s ozone layer.

When Will the R22 Phase-Out Take Place?

The first stage of the R22 phase-out began on Jan. 1, 2010, when the EPA limited production and imports of R22 only for products manufactured for that date. The next stage of the phase-out began on Jan. 1, 2020, when R22 production and imports ceased altogether. Given these circumstances, you are still be able to use HVAC equipment and systems that use R22, but the R22 refrigerant itself will become harder to find and more expensive than it would have been before.

Is Your System Ready for the Future?

Air Comfort provides up-to-date, industry standard refrigerants, so please contact us if you need help handling the R22 phase-out. We will solve you refrigerant problems.

How Should You Handle the Refrigerant Phase-Out?

If you have a system that uses R22, you can switch to any of the following R22 replacements:

  • AZ-20 (410A)
  • 404A, AZ-50 (507)
  • 407C
  • 422D

These newer refrigerants are more energy efficient than R22, and they don’t damage the ozone layer the way R22 does. By switching to one of these replacements quickly, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and money down the road, since you won’t need to pay the hefty price of R22. When faced with using a phased-out refrigerant compound, you should definitely switch to a newer, safer, and more efficient alternative.

Find Out About Our R22 Replacement Options

Connect with us today to learn about how switching to an R22 alternative can improve your system. 

Call Air Comfort Today for Quality Service

Finding a solution for your R22 refrigerant phase-out doesn’t have to be a headache. Air Comfort’s experienced technicians provide detailed evaluations and assessments to find a solution that works perfectly for your Chicagoland facility without costing a fortune. For quality care at an affordable price, reach out to the reliable technicians at Air Comfort.

Discover Our R22 Phase-Out Capabilities

Whether you need a system replacement or refrigerant replacement for existing equipment, we have the resources and experience to solve your problems and help you make this transition.