Is your air conditioner more than eight years old? If so, your AC may use Freon® as a coolant, which is part of a federally regulated R22 phaseout. Translation: your air conditioner repairs will soon get more expensive.
Your air conditioner contains a refrigerant fluid. Depending on the make and model of your system, the coolant inside your system could be R-22. R-22 is a coolant known by other names, such as R22 or Freon®. The EPA identified this refrigerant as a cause for ozone layer depletion, so the government is phasing out the use of it in different equipment. As of January 2020, refrigerant suppliers can no longer produce or sell Freon®. That means the only R-22 available will be recovered, recycled, or reclaimed supplies.
Check out our infographic to learn more about what you can do to prepare for the upcoming R22 phaseout: