Is your Orange County home or business air conditioner not cooling your home or business like it used to? Do you ever wonder if the refrigerant levels might be low? With rising prices because of the phase out of R22 Freon refrigerant the prices are rising and most people are worried because their home or business air conditioner is older and uses R22 Freon Refrigerant. This blog is going to be about what customers can expect and what happens when there is no more R22? Dc’s Mechanical HVAC goes over the topic about drop in replacement refrigerants for R-22 Air conditioners
What if my air conditioner needs R-22 Freon Refrigerant?
Air conditioning contractors and licensed EPA card holders can still purchase R-22 Freon refrigerant from the supply house but yes the prices have gone up but you should not have to be sold a new air conditioning system because of this. I was told by my air conditioning guy that I needed a whole new system and he is honest! The answer is NO and I will show you why the last air conditioning company was not honest and upfront about R-22. I have seen companies charge as much as $250.00 per pound for R-22. Why that is crazy and I have other suggestions to save money.
Drop- In Replacements For R-22 Freon Refrigerants
Just because they are phasing out R-22 refrigerant does not mean your air conditioning system need to be thrown away and replaced. There are many drop in replacements for R-22 Freon Refrigerants on the market that we can use for home and commercial air conditions so sit back and relax while I go over some options you have to replace and recharge your air conditioner. Shopping and looking for an air conditioning company is tough who do you trust because maybe you don’t understand these things. No worries I will explain them here and if you have questions or comments please leave them. I am going to list them but in no order
RS-44 refrigerant is a direct drop-in replacement for R22 in air conditioning applications in systems with a capillary as well as an expansion device. There is no need to change the lubricant since, as with all the RS series of refrigerants, RS-44 is compatible with mineral, alkyl benzene and POE oils. This is a drop in replacement for your R-22 Freon home and commercial air conditioner
NU-22B (R-422B) is a non-ozone depleting blend, which can be used as a direct refrigerant replacement into existing systems that are designed for R-22, R-407C or R-422D. It is compatible with all standard ACR system lubricants, i.e. MO, AB, and POE oils Another R 22 Freon drop in replacement for home and commercial air conditioners
Freon™ 407C is an HFC refrigerant replacement for R-22 in positive displacement systems such as new or existing residential and commercial air-conditioners and heat pumps. Freon™ 407C offers similar performance to R-22 and can be used to retrofit existing R-22 air-conditioning systems. Freon™ 407C can also be used to replace R-502 for some existing medium-temperature applications with evaporator temperatures above +20°F (-7°C). HFC-407C is included in the U.S. EPA SNAP de-listing of HFCs that will no longer be acceptable in new equipment in certain end use applications in the U.S. market. There are no U.S. regulations currently impacting the HFC service market
Freon™ MO99 refrigerant is Field Proven to Replace R-22 begin paragraphs Hundreds of thousands of air conditioning systems have successfully been retrofitted to MO99
Freon™ MO99 is the closest match to R-22 of all “no oil change” replacement refrigerants. It is compatible with all traditional and new lubricants. Compare MO99 to other R-22 replacement products.
Freon™ MO99 matches R-22 in terms of capacity and efficiency in most systems, but with a significantly lower discharge temperature that may prolong the life of the compressor. MO99 is compatible with mineral oil and POE oil providing a quick, cost-effective R-22 replacement. Once a system is running on MO99, it can be topped off during service without removing the entire refrigerant charge. For complete details, please refer to the MO99 Retrofit Guidelines.
For most R-22 systems, when retrofitting to Freon™ MO99, all you need to do is recover the R-22, replace critical seals, charge refrigerant, restart and monitor for leaks, label the system with a Freon™ MO99 retrofit label, and you’re done. R-22 replacement can’t get any easier.
The list of R22 drop in replacements refrigerants for your air conditioner is huge and vast. Did the last air conditioning company inform you about these drop in replacements? How honest was the last air conditioning service company? I just worked on a customer’s air conditioner that was told he needed a whole new $6000.00 system and really didn’t. By using these drop-in refrigerant replacements for R22 Freon air conditioners save the customers thousands of dollars by not having to replace their whole central home air conditioners. These refrigerants are compatible with your metering device either cap-tube or TXV for R22 refrigerants.
Dc’s mechanical HVAC Home and business Air Conditioner R22 Freon refrigerant recharge in Orange County, California and surrounding area’s
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Air Conditioner Recharge R22 Freon
Having your home and commercial air conditioner refrigerant levels will save you money on your next electrical bill and having Dc’s Mechanical HVAC supercharge your air conditioning system to peak performance will save you money each time you run your air conditioner and you will see the savings in your next electrical bill.
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