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R22 Replacement Options for NJ Business Owners

r22 replacement options BrownsMany NJ businesses have air conditioners that were manufactured before 2010. If so, that means they probably run on R22 refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production. How will the R22 phase out impact your business? Don’t get caught off guard. Learn about your R22 replacement options today.

Ban on R22 Kicks In January 1, 2020

In accordance with the U.S. Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the R22 phase-out will be complete this year. This means that on January 1, 2020, all production and import of R22 into the U.S. will be banned. 

Is your commercial property prepared for the upcoming R22 phase out? Let’s take a look at three options to consider this year.

3 Options for R22 Refrigerant Replacement

1. Continue to Use Your R22 AC Unit

The phase-out process has been in place for the past ten years, giving businesses plenty of time to research their R22 replacement options. But, if your facility still has an HVAC system that uses R22, you can expect future repair expenses to rise as inventory declines.

Take into consideration: if you have ever had to refill R22 due to a leak in your unit, you may want to start budgeting for a new air conditioner. If it has leaked before, it’s most likely going to leak again. 

However, if you’ve never experienced a leak, you should have little problems maintaining your existing air conditioner. As long as it receives regular maintenance attention, an AC can last upwards of 15 years or more. Regular tune-ups help to ensure your commercial air conditioner runs more efficiently and allows the technician to repair minor issues before they cause major (costly) breakdowns. 

Convert Your R22 System

Another R22 replacement option is to retrofit an existing system using an environmentally-friendly refrigerant option. Bear in mind, that the process of converting requires a major undertaking with big changes to the entire system. Depending on the size and age of your existing system, this is probably not the most cost-effective choice. Consult with a qualified technician at Brown’s who will help you factor in the right considerations before making a decision for your company.

Read More: What refrigerant replaces R22?

Replace Your Old Air Conditioner

Most savvy business owners are choosing to upgrade to a new commercial HVAC system. Not only is it more cost-effective in the long-run than a retrofit, the higher efficiency boasts a reduction in overall energy consumption.  

As an added bonus, another great benefit of a new HVAC system is the increased performance which creates a more comfortable environment for employees and customers.

Trust in Brown’s for All Your R22 Replacement Options

Do you have more questions about the upcoming R22 phase out? Call the Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing technicians directly at 732-741-0694 before the clock runs out. Our goal is to help you find the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly R22 replacement option for your business.

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