Reasons I should choose to upgrade my HVAC system
R-22 will be obsolete
If your equipment is more than 5 years old, chances are your central AC is using the R-22 (Freon) type of refrigerant. In 2008, the HVAC industry introduced R-410A (Puron) which will be the standard refrigerant to be used for central air systems. Last year, we saw a significant price increase (150%) of R-22 costs. Thus, as soon as the demand for R-22 is depleted, future production eventually will be put to a stop.
R-410A is an eco-friendly Refrigerant
This type of refrigerant was developed for environmental and efficiency purposes.
Dry condensers charged with R-22 refrigerant only have 5-year warranty on parts and compressor. However, the R-410A units have standard 10-year coverage. Better product, better warranty.
As of January 1, 2006 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is the minimum rating for air conditioning condensers. Installing a new unit will improve the cost of your electric bill. Use chart for reference in savings.