R22 Freon Phase Out
What Austin homeowners need to know about
the R22 Phase Out
keep up to speed with refrigerant regulations in your free time, right? We didn’t think so.
Luckily, McCullough Heating & Air has you covered. Here are the major highlights:
The bottom line: homeowners with air conditioners that use R22 should consider a replacement.
Every homeowner is conscious of the costs to maintain a home. No one likes surprises, especially costly ones. If your R22 air conditioner breaks down, the cost of the repair could be double what it was last year. Unfortunately, it’s just a supply and demand issue that we cannot control. That’s why we’re sharing this important update with our Austin neighbors.
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Frequently Asked Questions about AC Refrigerant
And the R22 Phaseout
BTU is an acronym for British Thermal Unit and is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree in one hour. Clear as mud? Think of BTUs as units of heat. Your furnace and air conditioner both have an equipment “size” which is determined by how many BTUs it can produce (for a furnace) or offset (for an air conditioner).
When it comes to room air conditioners, size matters. Buy one that’s too large and you could be throwing away money; buy one that’s too small and it’s likely you’re not cooling your room very efficiently. Schedule an appointment with one of our Comfort Consultants to learn what size AC unit you need to cool your room or house.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The SEER rating on your air conditioner tells you how efficient it is. Some air conditioners use less energy to provide the same amount of cooling as others. It’s kind of like miles per gallon in a car – cars with a higher miles per gallon rating are more efficient. You pay less in gasoline over time and it’s better for the environment. SEER is the same. The higher the SEER on your AC, the lower your electricity bill – and the lower your environmental impact.