What is the difference between R-22 and R-410A refrigerants?

Posted on by Sunrise Mechanical Inc

Refrigerants are what make air conditioning possible. Contained within the coils of an air conditioner, these liquid agents cool and dehumidify indoor air. For years, the most common refrigerant used in air-conditioning systems was R-22. In response to growing environmental concerns, production of systems using R-22 refrigerant is being phased out.

R-410A contains no chlorine, it is considered ozone-friendly. Highest efficiency cooling systems are designed to use R-410A refrigerant, therefore providing an economic benefit in addition to the environmental benefit.

R-410A systems are also known for improved reliability, quieter operation, improved dehumidification and enhanced heat pump performance.
The average cost of repair for an R22 system in 2011 was an estimated $900. In 2015, the average cost of repair was near $2500.

If your system is over 10 years old or you are having to fill up that old system up with R-22 (Freon) every year. Give Sunrise Mechanical a call and we will give you a free estimate on a new unit.




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