What are HCFCs and R22?
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFC’s, are chemicals that are mainly used as refrigerants. Unfortunately, the release of HCFC’s deplete the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to climate change.
R-22 refrigerant is an HCFC refrigerant that is often used in air conditioning equipment. To protect the Earth’s protective ozone layer and comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the United States is phasing out R-22 along with other chemicals.
The U.S. schedule for meeting the Montreal Protocol phase out requirements is summarized in the following table.
Servicing Systems with R-22
You may continue to have your Heating and Air Conditioning equipment containing R-22 serviced.
The most important thing you can do is to maintain your unit properly. Appropriate servicing minimizes maintenance costs and potential environmental damage.
It is important to select a reliable service contractor.
Technicians must have EPA Section 608 certification to service equipment containing R-22.
Make sure to request that service technicians locate and repair leaks instead of “topping off” leaking systems. This protects the ozone layer and saves you money by optimizing performance of your existing equipment.
At Redlands & Henry Bush Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning our technicians are EPA Section 608 certified and trained to service equipment containing R-22.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule service give us a call at 1-800-25-PLUMBER. We are available to provide Fast, Reliable Service 24/7.