Cost of Freon Skyrockets by 300%

R-22 freonR-22 (most commonly known as Freon by consumers) is no longer used in the manufacturing of new air conditioners.  Due to its ozone-depleting properties, R-22 is considered harmful to our planet.  New air conditioners and heat pumps use a more environmentally sound substance called R-410A.

Although R-22 Freon  is still the most commonly used refrigerant due to a lot of older air conditioners, production of R-22 has almost disappeared due to the Montreal Protocol. Due to high demand, and short supply, the prices of R-22 has increased by 300%+.  It has reached the point that if your AC is out of R-22 refrigerant, it probably makes more sense for you to just buy a new air conditioner.

The EPA has prohibited freon production by 2020.

In the meantime, adding freon to your old system can cost hundreds if not thousands … read more

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Cost of Freon Skyrockets by 300%

R-22 freonR-22 (most commonly known as Freon by consumers) is no longer used in the manufacturing of new air conditioners.  Due to its ozone-depleting properties, R-22 is considered harmful to our planet.  New air conditioners and heat pumps use a more environmentally sound substance called R-410A.

Although R-22 Freon  is still the most commonly used refrigerant due to a lot of older air conditioners, production of R-22 has almost disappeared due to the Montreal Protocol. Due to high demand, and short supply, the prices of R-22 has increased by 300%+.  It has reached the point that if your AC is out of R-22 refrigerant, it probably makes more sense for you to just buy a new air conditioner.

The EPA has prohibited freon production by 2020.

In the meantime, adding freon to your old system can cost hundreds if not thousands … read more

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important for an Energy Efficient Home?

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If you want to make sure your home is energy efficient, you have to look at many areas. It’s important to remember the basics if you want an energy efficient home. Homeowners get excited when they think about installing smart lights or low-flow showerheads, but there are simpler ways to help your home use less energy. In fact, one of the best ways to save power is by maintaining your existing systems.

One of the most important systems in most homes throughout the US is the HVAC. Your HVAC system is essential for climate control, which makes it extremely useful during periods of uncomfortable weather. Americans in most states don’t just enjoy HVACs—they need them. The problem is that your HVAC has the potential to use a lot of energy.

The good news is that your HVAC doesn’t have to be an energy-hog. In fact, many people can reduce the power consumption of their HVAC systems with some simple maintenance. This maintenance makes your HVAC (and therefore, your home) more energy efficient, which means it will save you money when your monthly utility bills arrive.

Read More: http://www.homeselfe.com/hvac-maintenance-for-an-energy-efficient-home

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