Refrigerant is the “blood” of your HVAC/R system, absorbing heat from the air and cooling rooms. When our technicians repair system leaks or discover low refrigerant levels, they always recharge the unit so that your equipment is always at it’s best.
Freon, also known as R-22 refrigerant, was recently banned by the EPA because of its high emission levels. Freon is no longer produced in the US, making it difficult to acquire and expensive to purchase. If you have an older AC unit or cooler that uses Freon, your options are to buy a new unit that does not use Freon or to schedule a planned refrigerant conversion. The next time you encounter a repair, you will need to switch refrigerants anyways.
By scheduling a planned refrigerant conversion, you can plan your budget, avoid a refrigerant change-out during a breakdown, and increase your energy-efficiency immediately. R-22 refrigerant is being replaced by more environmentally-friendly coolants, including R-410A, R-421A, R-407, and Freon® 404A. For more information about which refrigerant is best for your system, call Express Refrigeration today.