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New A2L Refrigerant Coming Soon

The HVAC industry is implementing an upgrade in refrigerants beginning in 2024. The new refrigerant, classified as “A2L”, symbolizes 3 important elements:  low toxicity, mild flammability, and lower flammability characteristics, collectively making this choice environmentally friendly, safer, and more efficient.

Increased Efficiency

HVAC units manufactured to use A2L are engineered to be more energy efficient.

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Therefore, your home should cool more effectively while using less energy. As a result, you may experience savings on your monthly energy bills.

Increased Safety

A2L refrigerants are also formulated with safety in mind. They have lower flammability compared to older refrigerants like R-410A, making them safer to use in your home’s AC system.

A Focus On The Environment

Using A2L refrigerants helps reduce the overall impact on the environment.

What To Expect From Your AC Company

You can count on your AC Company to be in the know and keep you in the loop on this transition. This change is expected to be gradual; so, there is no need to do anything immediately.

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There are several factors that will influence the timing and extent of any potential upgrades or replacements. This includes your system’s compatibility with A2L, the age of your unit, and local regulations. Therefore, it is best you consult with us, your AC Company, for more details.

A Note About Refrigerant

Don’t be tempted to replace refrigerant yourself. Handling specific chemicals and refrigerant requires certification.

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In fact, The Clean Air Act clearly outlines handling and maintenance instructions, and the EPA requires that everyone handling refrigerant be certified.

Contact Us

For over 25 years it has been our pleasure to serve SW Florida homeowners. Call us for a complimentary consultation or to learn more about this transition. Call your AC Company for this project.  239-693-9005

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