When Will Freon Become Illegal?
The US Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the refrigerant used in air conditioners has ozone-depleting properties and will be phased out by 2020.
That means older air conditioners will quickly become obsolete and freon will no longer be manufactured or imported after January 1, 2020.
What does this mean for owners of older air conditioning systems?
At this point, these systems are still being serviced, but owners of R22 air conditioners need to plan and budget for a new system before the deadline. Read more about the R22 phase out below.