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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO R-22?
R-22 IN YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – PREPARING FOR PHASEOUT
Jun 12, 2018 | Home HVAC Tips
R-22 is a common refrigerant found in many air conditioners, heat pumps, and refrigeration systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates this refrigerant because it is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and is phasing it out because it has been found to be an ozone-depleting substance. As of 2010, the EPA prohibits the manufacture of any new equipment containing R-22. All new systems must contain an alternative refrigerant. However, R-22 system parts (e.g., condensers, heat pumps, and evaporator coils) can still be purchased as long as they were manufactured before 2010 or do not contain any refrigerant. The manufacture of R-22 will continue until 2020.