Here are some questions customers ask us frequently

Why is R-22 so expensive, and what is R-410a refrigerant?

Difference Between R-22 and R-410a Refrigerants? Refrigerant in general is what makes air condition possible in this day and age. Inside your air condition coils are these liquids that were designed to keep your house cool. The most common refrigerant for a long period of time was the green bottle R-22. There have however been some environment concerns with the use of the R-22. Because of this R-22 Freon is being phased out and not being manufactured anymore. For this reason the price of it has sky rocketed because of the demand.

R-410 Freon is a chlorine free refrigerant. Producing Freon without chlorine is a much safer practice for the environment. Here at EGS Heating and Air we only install systems with 410-A for a more cost effective install and to help keep a healthy environment. 410-A systems also have a quieter operation along with improved performance and improved reliability

Difference Between R-22 and R-410a Refrigerants
Illustrated here are the color of the bottles used to identify each Freon.

Difference Between R-22 and R-410a Refrigerants and which should you choose in the long run?

We will always make the reccomendation to make the change to R 410-A for your home HVAC System. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Ozone Damage – R 410-A reduces ozone damage. Whenever a R-22 system leaks Freon into the air it causes depletion to the ozone. For a safer planet we recommend the change.
  2. Cost Effective – R 410-A is going to reduce the cost of your air condition repairs in the future. With R-22 phasing out and being harder to find this is going to skyrocket the cost of R-22 and make repairs outrageous in the future.
  3. Improved Performance – R 410-A is going to improve the performance of your cooling system. R-22 has a hard time letting go of heat that it absorbs which is going to cause a longer time to cool down and make your system run longer.

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