Refrigerant R-22 Alternatives – Around the Town HVAC


Refrigerant R-22 alternatives can cost you more than you think!

Refrigerant R-22 alternatives is not the greatest thing since slice bread, however it is an alternative to the high dollar cost of R-22 which is considered an Ozone depleting chemical. Refrigerant R-22 is being phased out faster than originally proposed under the Montreal protocol rule.

If you have an R-22 air conditioning system and it’s in need of repair due to lack of Refrigerant, have your a/c contractor locate and repair the leak. However the smart money on a leaky R-22 system is to just have a new 410A air conditioning system installed. That’s sounds so easy to say, but it’s true; let me explain.

Many manufactures of Air conditioning systems will not honor R-22 warranties if you choose to use a cheaper Refrigerant R-22 alternatives.  Of course the majority of R-22 air conditioning system warranties will soon be expiring. Let me explain. Unless you had an extended warranty plan, the older air conditioning systems prior to 2005 was warrantied for 5 years on compressors and parts. So your warranty would be expired anyway.  After 2005 and later, the compressor and parts had a 10 year warranty with registration.

So therefore if your Refrigerant R-22 air conditioning system has leaks and is an older unit, here are some options.
• You can have the a/c system leak located and repaired.
• You can have the leak repaired and use the new cheaper Refrigerant R-22 alternatives refrigerant.
• Or the smart money is on the new ozone friendly 410A refrigerant a/c system
• Or you can try the product described below.

If the cost is too great to repair the Refrigerant leak, ask your air conditioning contractor about A/C Easy Seal by Nu-Calgon. This is a safe and less expensive repair than the Refrigerant r-22 alternatives. The success rate from our experience is 90%. The rule of thumb is that if all the Refrigerant R-22 is gone out the system, the chances of success are less than 30%. However we had injected easy seal in such systems and had worked. Proper installation, evacuating and charging procedures should be followed.

Above is a cheaper solution to finding the leak with dye and UV lights. Locating leaks with dye and UV lights in a/c systems can prove quite costly. So think out all your options before you spend your hard earned cash on any Refrigerant leak or any related options.




Thanks Big Ed

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