Puron vs Freon or R-410A vs R-22
The central or ductless air conditioner that helps keep your home cool in the summer works by compressing and evaporating a refrigerant in a closed, sealed system. Until recent years, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) were the main refrigerants used and they can damage the Earth’s ozone layer if they enter the atmosphere. Unless your air conditioning system is very old, it probably uses Freon, also known as R-22 refrigerant or an HCFC refrigerant. It works well, but if your system leaks, that Freon can escape and cause environmental problems.
That’s why Freon is being phased out and its production is being limited by the EPA. It’s being replaced by Puron, also known as R-410A refrigerant, which is far more environmentally-friendly and won’t damage the ozone layer. Today, virtually all of the residential air conditioners from Carrier, Lennox, Payne, Goodman and other manufacturers sold and installed by Minnesota AC contractors use Puron refrigerant.
Your New Air Conditioner Will Use Puron Refrigerant
When it’s time to replace your old air conditioning system, your new system will be fully charged with environmentally friendly Puron. The experienced, factory-trained technicians from our heating and cooling service company in Minneapolis will safely capture the Freon refrigerant from your old air conditioner for recycling. Then, we’ll install all of the new components for your new equipment, including the evaporator coil inside your home. Once your new central or ductless AC unit from Carrier is installed, you’ll be ready for many, many years of efficient operation, without the risk of damaging the environment.
Freon-Powered Air Conditioners Are Fine
If you currently own an air conditioner that uses Freon refrigerant, you don’t have to worry. Refrigerant leaks are rare, and our Twin Cities AC company will continue to service and maintain your system. If additional refrigerant is needed for recharging, it will continue to be available throughout the life of your equipment, either as newly manufactured or recycled Freon. Freon-based AC systems operate at lower pressures than Puron AC systems. Because of this pressure difference, it is impossible to convert your Freon air conditioner into a Puron system.
Air Conditioner Sales and Service – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
As the leading AC service contractor in Minnesota, we welcome the wide introduction of ozone layer safe Puron R-410A refrigerants. Like our more than 35,000 customers, we’re concerned with the quality of our environment. We’ll be there, too, to service and repair your older equipment, and our technicians are trained in the techniques used to recycle Freon safely. The Twin Cities have been counting on our award-winning company for over 20 years, and we’ll be here for you for many, many years to come.
Contact us today to discuss any heating and cooling requirement, or to replace your old, inefficient HVAC equipment with a new, high-efficiency, environmentally safe system.